iPhoto error message

can't open Iphoto and the message is the software isn't working with this version of mac (or something like that....)

I have googled it and found the following link, is this applicable to this situation?

Supporting Mac's, they typically just "work" and I typically don't have problems like these...

This is on a top of line macbook pro that is approx 6 months old


Here is the link to the above referenced article:

http://iphoto11.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/iphoto-11-fix

Jason KidmanIT Consultant & CEOAsked:
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
What version of OSX 10.6, 10.7 etc? What version of iPhoto? Was iPhoto working before now and suddenly stopped or have you performed an upgrade?
Jason KidmanIT Consultant & CEOAuthor Commented:
10.6.8 was working perfect for months, no update that im aware of. stopped suddenly ... hesitant to do anything from that post i read im afraid the whole "iphoto database" could be corrupted??
Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
Do you have Time Machine or a backup system in place?
If not then duplicate the iPhoto library located in your Pictures folder before you try any repairs then you can safely try repairs and restore the backup if you corrupt the database.
There are 2 main repair options.

1. Hold down the command and option keys when starting iPhoto and choose the repair database option.

2. Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over - no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your albums and keywords back.  Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.

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Jason KidmanIT Consultant & CEOAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply. I ended up surprisingly searching for Apple software updates and a slew of updates were available, including one for iPhoto. I was still hesitant to do the upgrade but did it anyway. It solved the problem. So it must have been a previous Mac OS system update (which im not aware of) may have updated, then it needed the iPhoto to update to run.
Jason KidmanIT Consultant & CEOAuthor Commented:
I figure either one of the accepted solutions would fix most iPhoto errors depending on the situation would depend on which route to go.
alexmoose1986Commented:
Are you unable to open the iPhoto application due to unknown reason or you can't access your saved photos on iPhoto library that means your iPhoto get corrupted and the saved photos become inaccessible. If you want to get back your Photo or want to access back your iPhoto application then you have to repair or reinstall your iPhoto application. After resolving such problems you need an advanced iPhoto recovery software by which you can restore the lost photos from the corrupt, deleted, lost iPhoto library on Mac computer easily.

For more information visit: http://www.iphotorecovery.net
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