30 June 2008

iPhoto screen saver photo repetition bug

On my iMac at home, I have a photo slideshow screen saver which uses the default iPhoto option of showing all my photos randomly. While it should select randomly from my complete photo collection, what it usually ends up doing is repeating the same two or three photos over and over in a loop.

The screen saver typically starts off quite well, managing to show a good variety of photos. Then at some point, it falls into a loop and will show the same photos over and over for the forty minutes my screen saver is active. Not so useful, really.

I know quite a few other people use the same screen saver, so I thought I’d see if anyone else has come across this before I raise an issue with Apple.