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Every time I run iPhoto 09 on snow leopard it hangs after displaying the main window. The "beach ball" goes on forever and I have to force quit.

Anybody knows what might be going on?

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Disconnecting the iphone, running again, reboting... – Fernando Jan 30 '11 at 20:59
Can you try launching with the option key pressed and see if you can select/create another library? – Daniel Beck Jan 30 '11 at 21:14
You can also try moving the file ~/Library/Preferences/ temporarily to the desktop. This causes iPhoto to reset to default preferences. – Daniel Beck Jan 30 '11 at 21:16

Same problem here, but not able to sort it out yet. Mine happened after accidentally interrupting an import from my iPhone.

Possible solutions:

None of these have so far worked for me: iPhoto starts up, seems fine (displays all of my images) but beachballs as soon as I click in the photo library pane, or try and import an image in to a clean library.

Other possible solutions I've seen mentioned.

I am on 10.6.6 / iPhoto 9.1.1 (= iPhoto '11) - around 10k images in the library.

Sources of information are linked, but arg, can only post two, so will add follow up comments with additional ones.

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I edited your post to include reference URLs. [7] and [9] are identical, is that correct? – Daniel Beck Mar 30 '11 at 11:54
Yup - when I wrote this, I couldn't find a way to link to specific comments in the thread on the apple site. Looks like that's fixed now, will edit link 7 – mildlydiverting May 16 '11 at 15:32

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