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I just spent hours in iPhoto making a slide show for my daughters wedding. I have not yet saved my work because was still tweaking and all of a sudden got colored spinning wheel. Is there a way I can save my slideshow before restarting computer to try and get rid of spinning wheel.

  • Are any other applications responding? Does the beach ball disappear if you move your cursor away from iPhoto? – tubedogg Oct 4 '16 at 4:13
  • Yes it only appears in IPhoto – Tina Oct 4 '16 at 4:15
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You could try leaving it for a while and see if it recovers on its own, but it probably will not. Unfortunately if an application is in that state, there's usually nothing that can be done. I don't know if iPhoto has auto-saving but I don't think it does.

You don't need to restart your computer to fix it, though. Click on the Apple menu then select Force Quit. Click on iPhoto and click Force Quit. You can then restart iPhoto and see if any of your work reappears.

  • Is there anyway I can put in a flash drive and save my slide show to that – Tina Oct 4 '16 at 4:30
  • Without iPhoto recovering from whatever issue it's having, there's no way to save your work, no. – tubedogg Oct 4 '16 at 4:31

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