iPhoto problems after Time Machine restore
November 23, 2012 7:49 AM   Subscribe

iPhoto no longer displays full view of photos after Time Machine restore. Nor will it upload photos from my camera. Help me figure these problems out.

I have an iMac (27" 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM 1TB HD). Recently I had to get the hard drive replaced and so dutifully made sure I had Time Machine back it up to my external TB drive before I took it in for the replacement.

When the hard drive had been replaced I started the computer up from the Recovery system (Command-R at startup) and then used the "Restore From Time Machine Backup" utility.

Most everything came back working fine and there were no error messages. Unfortunately, iPhoto no longer displays photos in full view or edit view. It also reports not being able to read the file type ("unrecognizable format") when trying to upload new photos from my camera (same camera I've always used).

The photos themselves seem fine as I am able to open them in Preview to their full resolution.

Any advice or ideas are appreciated. Thanks!

(There is an issue with my Apple Care registration that is being worked out so I am not able to consult with them at the moment.)
posted by jammy to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Have you tried this yet? You should say which specific version of OS X you’re running.
posted by oceanjesse at 6:19 PM on November 23, 2012

Just tried that, oceanjesse - no luck, unfortunately.
Thanks for the suggestion, though.

OS 10.6.3
posted by jammy at 6:40 AM on November 24, 2012

Ok - got my Apple Care issue figured out & spent a few hours with them (many of them) on the phone today.

Props to Marvin (the Man) at Apple Care for being hound-dog persistent with this problem. After many different attempts and much frustration, it seems that a simple OS upgrade did the trick.

Not sure if any of the previous many attempts contributed to this - rebuilds, different test users, etc.

Just posting for FYI and all, if any come looking for answers with their misbehaving iPhoto...
posted by jammy at 4:19 PM on November 24, 2012

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