but it's likely that the iPhoto version from the G4 was not the same as the one on the new iMac.
How did you open the library? Had you already replaced the existing iPhoto library with the old one from the G4?
Do you still have copy of the version of iLife that you had on the G4?
Since my G4 motherboard died, I have been having a load of problems reloading everything onto my new iMac. I have done this by removing the HDs from the G4, putting them into a desk top case, and copying them, item by item, onto the iMac.
One item which was transferred has frozen my desktop - an iPhoto library; when I opened it, the desktop froze, and I could close it. My solution was to Trash it from the HD window, but it took everything on the desktop with it. I have reloaded from Time Machine, so I hope nothing is lost, but there are pictures i the Library (as well as the contents of the files which were on the desk top), to a total of 65GB. I have copied it (from Trash) onto a spare desktop HD, and don't want to open it again until I now how to deal with it without it causing the same problem again.
Does anybody have any suggestions?
iMac 2.66GHz, intel 2 Duo, OS 10.5.7, 4GB