I’ve had major problems with missing photos and album inconsistencies with my iPhoto ’06 library whilst running Tiger, but since moving to iLife ’08 on Leopard thing have been working quite well. Until today.
This black exclamation screen made me say, “Ack!” This is what happened.
I had three event albums: x, y, & z.
1. I moved 30 photos from event album from album x into album y.
2. I renamed album x with the title of album y.
3. I then merged event album y event into event album z.
4. 6 photos originally from event x are giving me the screen of death.
A spotlight search reveals that these photos are located in album x and when I go into the edit mode the photos appear. I thought that if I reverted to the original photo in edit mode, iPhoto would relink the thumbnail of the missing photo to the image file. But now when I click on the thumbnail, I get a squished, horizontal photo:
Besides being really annoying, this photo makes me look fat. *puts down tub of ice cream* Ok, well I’m off to go read the mac forums. I’ll let you know if I figure it out. I wish there was a simple way of relinking iPhoto to the actual image like you can with video clips in FCP. I really don’t want to rebuild my iPhoto database.
If you are smart and know the answer, please let me know. If you are not smart and just want to share in my iPhoto library misery, please feel free to post me comforting messages.