7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2012 6:43 AM by Terence Devlin
invenio Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone experienced the same. I shot a few photos on my iPhone 4S and transferred them to my iMac with iPhoto '11 (v9.2.1 (628)). Once the transfer was complete a number of these photos were corrupted. The photos were perfectly alright on the iPhone. Unfortunately I deleted them from the iPhone before I realised the corruption. I guess there's no way of repairing them? If so, please let me know.

 

This is one of the few times iPhoto has really let me down. Any advice?

 

Thanks!


iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: iPhoto corrupted imported photos
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    There have been a few reports of this with the 4s on the fourm over the past few weeks. No ine is quite sure of the cause and there is no solution at this time.

     

    iPhoto menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback and let them know it's happening.

     

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • 2. Re: iPhoto corrupted imported photos
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)

    To see if it's iPhoto that's causing the problem or the iPhone itself try this:

    1 - launch Image Capture.

    2 - connect your phone.

    3 - upload the photos to a folder on the hard drive.

    4 - open them with Preview.

    5 - import them into iPhoto from the folder.

    6 - compare both the iPhoto version to those in the folder.

     

    This may give some insight as to where the problem is occuring (or not ).

     

    OT

  • 3. Re: iPhoto corrupted imported photos
    invenio Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    One thing I noticed is that this corruption doesn't happen every time. It seems to be random, but when it happens it affects a number of photos.

  • 4. Re: iPhoto corrupted imported photos
    sc0ttdav3y Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    +1, same problem for me.

     

    Fortunately, I had an icloud backup of my iphone photos, so I could recover the lost photos from there. But iPhoto has let me down and I no longer trust it for my important memories.

     

    It's a shame, I've been a user since the early days.

  • 5. Re: iPhoto corrupted imported photos
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)

    You do have an ongoing backup copy of your important files, inclucing your photos, don't you? I've had libraries go bad on me, but then I was trying to get them to go bad, and was able to quickly restore the library to get back my working version.  "Time Machine, never work at home without it."

  • 6. Re: iPhoto corrupted imported photos
    invenio Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I had the iCloud backup switched off (unfortunately) because it drained my battery too much, plus until now I could rely on iPhoto that it handles photo imports well. The pity really is that my trust in iPhoto has been broken. The integrity is not there anymore and with every import I now fear that it can corrupt my photos. My workflow has changed to the effect that I don't ask iPhoto to automatically delete imported photos. Instead, I delete them myself after inspecting that the imported photos are alright.

  • 7. Re: iPhoto corrupted imported photos
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    My workflow has changed to the effect that I don't ask iPhoto to automatically delete imported photos. Instead, I delete them myself after inspecting that the imported photos are alright.

     

    Experienced users work like this all the time, and not just with iPhoto but with any app.

     

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD