iPhoto help please!

Aug 10, 2008
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Hello all!

This is my 1st post (so please be gentle!)
I recently upgraded from OSX Tiger to Leopard, and shortly after that time (but not immediately) any attempt to open IPhoto has resulted in a prolonged exposure to the spinning pizza of death followed by the program closing and inviting a report. I have approx 6000 images on iPhoto (all thankfully backed up), but no way of accessing them (ironically, I was intending to delete them now they are backed up!)

I have used disc doctor to repair any permissions that may have been corrupted, but to no avail.

(I've ordered another gig of RAM as everything seems to open slowly since the Leopard upgrade, but it hasn't arrived yet!)

Here's my OS:
Model: PowerBook6,8, BootROM 4.9.0f0, 1 processor, PowerPC G4 (1.2), 1.5 GHz, 512 MB
Graphics: GeForce FX Go5200, GeForce FX Go5200, spdisplays_agp_device, 64 MB
Memory Module: DIMM0/BUILT-IN, 256 MB, built-in, built-in
Memory Module: DIMM1/J31, 256 MB, DDR SDRAM, PC2700U-25330
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x4E), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
Modem: Jump, V.92, Version 1.0
Bluetooth: Version 2.1.0f17, 2 service, 0 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-835E
Parallel ATA Device: FUJITSU MHT2080AH, 74.53 GB
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, Apple, Inc., full_speed, 500 mA
USB Device: Apple Internal Trackpad, Apple Computer, full_speed, 500 mA

and here's the log following the program crash:
Process: iPhoto [135]
Path: /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhoto
Identifier: com.apple.iPhoto
Version: 5.0.4 (5.0.4)
Build Info: iPhotoProject-2630000~8
Code Type: PPC (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [93]

Date/Time: 2008-08-11 13:30:59.378 +1200
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.4 (9E17)
Report Version: 6

Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x00000000f92271f4
Crashed Thread: 0

Thread 0 Crashed:
0 libSystem.B.dylib 0xffff8be4 __memcpy + 1092
1 com.apple.iPhoto 0x00071be4 0x1000 + 461796
2 com.apple.iPhoto 0x00072cfc 0x1000 + 466172
3 com.apple.iPhoto 0x00264d8c 0x1000 + 2506124
4 com.apple.iPhoto 0x00073824 0x1000 + 469028
5 com.apple.iPhoto 0x0006bc1c 0x1000 + 437276
6 com.apple.iPhoto 0x00063268 0x1000 + 402024
7 com.apple.iPhoto 0x00065168 0x1000 + 409960
8 com.apple.iPhoto 0x0004806c 0x1000 + 290924
9 com.apple.Foundation 0x9246579c _nsnote_callback + 372
10 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x954ae948

With apologies for the sheer size of the document!

(edited to reduce size to allowed level)

many thanks in anticipation,


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