Saturday, 24 November 2012
It's all much worse than I thought..... Something bad has happened inside my iMac.
Picasa (the photo thingy that I used before iPhoto) has been sitting at the back of the computer surreptitiously breeding.
Thousands - thousands! - of duplicate photographs, many folders that should hold one or two images now containing 600+. Looking into the innards was like one of those scenes in sci-fi films where a door is opened and acres of sinister alien pods are revealed.
Many of the Picasa pictures are pre-iPhoto, but everything I have ever stored in iPhoto is also there. Replicating endlessly. Much as I love Scooter, 600 copies of a photo of him peering cutely out of a window has limited appeal.
Duplicate Annihilator hasn't worked. Uninstalling Picasa after a massive clean up hasn't worked. Weeping and swearing - well, admittedly, that helps, but it doesn't actually work. My brain hurts. I worry. I have had bad dreams in the night, although perhaps it was the consolation chocolate at bedtime that caused that.
Thinks: there may have to be a trip to the Apple store some time soon for a proper service for my poor machine and perhaps a tutorial for me.
The Gardener will be pleased. The Apple store in Bristol is his spiritual home, and is just across from Carluccio's.....
Posted by rachel at 11:12