Rebuilding the iPhoto Library

From Apple: "Sometimes rebuilding the library may resolve issues such as the library appearing to be unreadable, missing photos, or other issues related to reading the iPhoto library structure." http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2638

  1. Backup the iPhoto library first: Backing up iPhoto
  2. This is the procedure in brief. Please read (in full), Apple's guide: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2638
    1. Quit iPhoto if it is open.
    2. Hold down the Command and Option keys on the keyboard.
    3. Open iPhoto.
    4. Keep the keys held down until you are prompted to rebuild the library.
    5. A dialog will appear with rebuild options. Select the options you want to use.
    6. Click Rebuild to begin the rebuild process. This may take a few minutes to complete.
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