All I can say is – Thank God I backed up.
Today I decided to take the plunge and upgrade to iPhoto 11 because I wanted to be able to use PhotoStream.
I actually have Aperture for this exact purpose – but what I didn’t realize that Aperture would cause my Apple iMac to CRAWL speedwise – even with 4GB of RAM.
So my choices – drag the big 27 inch machine to the Apple Store and upgrade the RAM or take a chance on iPhoto 11.
lazy, er, extremely busy person that I am – I opted for the upgrade.
And now I am really in a pickle.
Every time I try to launch iPhoto 11 I get the message “iPhoto has detected inconsistencies in your library” … “please click repair to avoid any potential problems.”
Ha Ha – the joke is on me.
When I click repair – it goes through the process, and then about 30 seconds later – the program crashes.
Over and over and over again.
Yep, iPhoto becomes basically unusable. If this isn’t a “potential problem” then I don’t know what is!
Anyhow – I searched about the net – and the best advice so far is to relaunch iPhoto 11 while holding down the command and option keys. Then selecting “rebuild library from back up”. I also checked repair iPhoto Library permissions for good measure.
Well, let’s just say that I relaunched the app and (fingers crossed) it has been longer than 30 seconds with no crashing.
I will keep you updated if this status changes.
I have yet to try the best trick that I have up my sleeve – which is to reboot the computer.
One step at a time – that is a motto to live by!
Has anyone received this same error message about inconsistencies in the iPhoto library? If so, please comment and let us know how you solved the problem.