Forum Question: iPhoto Won’t Quit

I am using iPhoto 9.2.1 with Snow Leopard 10.6.8, on my Macpro 4,1. The problem is iPhoto will not quit. I have to force quit each time. I have 4 libraries with about 10,000 photos i each one. I have tried each library and iPhoto would not quit from any one of them. The libraries are on a different internal HD on my Macpro than the app.
One thing that does fix it temporarily is zapping the PRAM, repair permissions and unplug the Mac for 30 seconds. That lasts for about 3 days, then the problem returns.
I do have all the libraries backed up on TM.

Comments: 3 Responses to “iPhoto Won’t Quit”

    11/3/11 @ 7:33 pm

    Have you tried rebuilding/repairing the iPhoto libraries? You can that by holding own Command+Option while starting iPhoto. That may help.
    10,000 photos in a library is pushing iPhoto to its limit. I’ve heard that Aperture handles large collections better.

    11/3/11 @ 7:51 pm

    Wow!, thanks for the FAST reply!
    Yes I have tried the rebuild/repair libraries. I forgot to mention I have one library with only 400 photos in it. I just opened that one, and the same problem exists. Do you think the larger libraries would affect the small one from working properly? Oh, by the way I did reinstall iPhoto also.
    Also, I have 16GB ram, 460GB of free space. I just read in Apples discussions that iphoto should hold 250,000 items.

      11/4/11 @ 6:53 am

      I’m sure iPhoto can handle a lot of photos, but whether its performance is OK is another matter.
      How about trying to delete the iPhoto preferences file?

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