updated 01:10 pm EDT, Mon October 25, 2010
Partial, complete library deletions happening
Some people are losing part or all of their photo libraries when upgrading from iPhoto '09 to iPhoto '11, a part of the new iLife '11 suite, according to complaints. Still other people are reporting issues such as repeated requests to upgrade a library, glitches in Events and Faces, and trouble importing from connected devices like iPhones and DSLRs. Unofficial solutions include repairing permissions in Disk Utility, or going through a more complex procedure involving deleting the iPhoto PLIST file and forcing the software to rebuild a library.
iPhoto '11 has also engendered resentment unrelated to bugs. The app can no longer create photo calendars, for example, or work with a first-generation Apple TV. Its primary upgrades include things like new fullscreen interfaces, and extra e-mail and Facebook sharing tools.