Category Archives: iPhoto

Working with computers is SO much fun…

A google search didn’t come up with anything for this error. I would suspect its a logic board/memory issue. Does this happen in other macs when you do the same steps?

Two ways to fix No sidebar on iPhoto


Image via Wikipedia

1.  Close iPhoto.Remove the following file to the trash and then re-open iPhoto:Your User > Library > Preferences > there may be more than one. remove them all (Thanks MadisonP)

2.  Or move the cursor slowly to the left side of the iPhoto Window until it becomes and ‘+’, and then click and drag right.  (Thanks Terence)

via Apple – Support – Discussions – No sidebar on iPhoto ….


iTunes repeatedly prompts to authorize computer to play iTunes Store purchases

iTunes repeatedly prompts to authorize computer to play iTunes Store purchases.  You can see 4 solutions to this problem at the link above.  Even gives some suggestions for Windows 7 users.

Photos are not displayed in events/faces/photos but do when magnified

One safe non destructive way of accomplishing this is to follow Terence suggestions “There is another way to make a new Library and preserve a lot more of your Work
Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over – no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance – but it should get all your albums and keywords, faces and places back.

Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you’re not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.”

Is iPhoto slow? Several tips to increase performance

This MacWorld article points out 5 tips to increase performance.  I would avoid doing the last tip since it involves the terminal and if you make an error it might damage things instead of help them.  At the very least before you do this, do a backup of your system if you need to roll back the changes.

Wanting to understand iPhoto 09 and how it manages photos?

This thread gives you the nitty gritty.  For most people just using the defaults is perfect.  If you are a photographer than currently Lightroom seems to be strong competition for Aperture.  Something to consider since you will unlikely be unhappy with iPhoto.

Does your iPhoto Smart Album works with Desktop but not Screen Saver?

Turns out that Alphaman fixed the problem “Update: I’m now running 10.6.3 and iPhoto 8.1.2, and the problem is gone.”

Want to stop iPhoto from being started when you connect your iPhone?

It is best explained with the photo that Jolly Giant includes in this post. Or “another thing to try: iPhoto > preferences > general” and change to No Application.