Here’s the situation. A photo project is due by tonight and I just found out my iPhoto app doesn’t work anymore.

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My iPhoto icon doesn’t look so happy.

So I need to reinstall iPhoto but I don’t have an iLife disk, I have my original Leopard install disk that had iLife bundled in it. Heres how I installed iPhoto.

  1. Download Pacifist
  2. Run Pacifist and click on the Open Apple Install Discs button
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  3. After Pacifist chugs away for a while, you will get a tree with all the packages that can be installed. Expand Contents of Bundled Software.mpkg and right click on Contents of iPhoto.mpkg click on Install to Default Location.
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  4. It may ask for Disk 2. Insert it and let Pacifist do it’s magic. Update any files it prompts you for.
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  5. After Pacifist is done, iPhoto should be good as new. I’d also run software updates to get iPhoto totally up to date.
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    iPhoto is all happy again!