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    Unhappy iPhoto hangs
    Hi,

    I'm new in this Mac world and I' trying to figure out how all this works. I'm trying to use iPhoto 9 (8.0.2) and I am facing a problem that I don't know how to solve! IPhoto doesn't close. I see that circle going around next to the Faces link and it just doesn't stop. I have a few hundreds of photos here.
    Because it doesn't stop, Mac OS doesn't shotdown and I have to do it manually, which I guess it's not the best way to do it!
    Any idea?

    thanks,
    Miguel

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    Now what happens when you open it?
    Is all your stuff there that you loaded?
    Or was it in the middle of a large load transferred when you forced it down.

    This is where it helps when you fill in your profile.
    We don't have to ask if it's a 56 chevy, and skip many questions to post better options.

    I guess that's the new world order now, keepem guessing.

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    It's looking at all your photos and finding the Faces. It's sort of like building an index. Just let it do its thing, shouldn't take too long for just a couple hundred pictures. Imagine how long it took me once I upgraded to iPhoto 09, I have over 13,000 pictures in my iPhoto library!

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    When I open it, it works as usual...just doesn't close. I have to shutdown in the button. It show all my pictures...and now I checked the total number of files...30.000!! I forgot I have so many!
    If it takes so much time to create index, I guess that it will do the same thing when I add new faces, right?
    I installed Picasa anyway...I like it! Just don't have that faces features but at least doesn't hangs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguel.henrique View Post
    It show all my pictures...and now I checked the total number of files...30.000!!
    Oh My, that is a load.
    It has to create more than one file. It creates thumb nails as well. They are the ones your actually scrolling through when you have it open.

    I suspect you transferred the load from a drive.
    I too am moving files into it.
    But I grab a folder at a time with maybe 100 files each.

    I made the mistake before in the past moving in the drive load.
    It contained multiple back-up duplicates that I did not notice at first.
    I hope this is not the case.

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