My iPhoto crashed three times in a row trying to import pictures from my iPhone. I started with 47 pictures. The third time around I said “don’t delete originals” and ended up with 7 (!) pictures in my iPhoto.
Luckily enough I found the remaining pictures in my iPhoto Library:
Alex iPhotoLibrary/Originals/Roll 208contained the 47 files I needed.
Alex iPhotoLibrary/Originals/Roll 208_2contained 12 files.
Alex iPhotoLibrary/Originals/Roll 208_3contained 7 files.
So I copied the 47 seven files from that folder to my Desktop and dragged them back into iPhoto. It worked!
As I look around in my Library folder, I find a lot of mysterious data junk, but I’m afraid of cleaning it up. Who knows what iPhoto will need? Does anybody know how to clean up an iPhone library has been in use since 2004 and contains around 7500 images? I’m using iPhoto 6.0.6.