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Hello all, this morning I tried to import around 700 pics I took last weekend into iPhoto. It imported maybe 2 or 300, then crashed completely and gave the message 'iPhoto has quit unexpectedly, send report, etc' i dont know what else to try so does anyone have any suggestions or possible causes? Thanks in advance.:confused:
 

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Not a lot of info there. Did it keep crashing on subsequent trys? Did you try logging out and/or rebooting? Did you check the crash log?

Personnally I prefer Image Capture to import photos in OSX. Much easier to keep track of the photos location. Also I can do some weeding at the import stage.

With OS9 I can use drag & drop as OS9 does not lose the creator dates using this method.
 

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Yes, it keeps crashing every time I try it. When I open iPhoto, it says you have 1234 pictures to import, would you like to do it now?" I hit yes, and it starts to import then crashes. Each time I try again, there is about 200 more pictures in the number to add, if that makes sense. :confused:
 

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Try to import a smaller number at a time... Use a card reader and drag pictures by smaller batches. Fingers crossed.
 

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Try to import a smaller number at a time... Use a card reader and drag pictures by smaller batches. Fingers crossed.
Does Tiger maintain the creator date when importing via drag & drop? Still do not like iPhoto for doing the original import!

May be time to track down and delete iPhoto cache and prefs from your user library ie /Users/"You"/Library/Preferences...

Not sure what the exact names are and I am on a Windoze box so I can't check it out maybe someone else can give him the actual file names here.
 

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I ended up doing an Archive and Install and that seemed to clear it up, working fine now. Ive barely used iPhoto before and know next to nothing about deleting prefs files, but thanks for all the help.:)
Fairly brutal but often a lot faster than trouble shooting.
 
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