iPhoto, How I Loathe Thee

Yes, my are back, but piecemeal. I've never depended on to do more than import and rotate my photos (I file them on something I know will work for the next century or so - i.e., a plain filesystem, with the photos ), but this time I'm furious that it can't even do that right.

imported all my photos (around 50 of them) just fine, but besides its usual habit of crashing every other time I rotate an image, it now crashes when I am paging through the photos, apparently at random. And, as a sort of bonus, it even crashed once upon relaunching.

Just to add to the fun, the Crash Reporter refuses to let me submit the reports to (I was filling out the first one as crashed the second time, and the "Send to Apple..." button became disabled. I now have three Crash Reporter windows in the background, all with the button disabled (total number of crashes was around seven so far, but I started closing them - I started collecting them to post a screenshot later, but gave up).

I have only 1124 photos in my iBook, zero extensions, and this is one of the machines I reinstalled from scratch (just in case you are thinking of coming up with one of the ). Having to relaunch after reviewing three or four images is utterly stupid, and makes me wonder if I hadn't been better off bringing my battered laptop today.

Time to get 5.0.4, I guess (and no, my camera doesn't add the funky metadata that prompted to release the 5.0.4 update). Software Update says it'll be a little under 15 minutes on my UMTS connection...

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