7 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2012 11:40 PM by Terence Devlin
Bob Brand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Yesterday I tried to import 809 RAW (NEF) images from my Nikon D700 camera into the iPhoto program on a friend's iMac. It imported one image, but refused to import the remaining 808! I don't understand why it didn't accept the whole batch.

 

The iMac in question is a 20" Intel unit purchased new in 2006. The OS system has been upgraded to Leopard (version 10.5.8) and iPhoto to version 8.1.2. There's still plenty of available space (145 GB) on the hard drive.

 

Any ideas on what the problem might be and how to remedy it?

 

Bob

  • 1. Re: Why won't iPhoto import D700 RAW images?
    Bob Brand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No response to my post after 3 days. Ouch! Is this a lost cause or should I continue to hang in there?

     

    Bob

  • 2. Re: Why won't iPhoto import D700 RAW images?
    Bob Brand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After 7 days there's still no response to my query, but I have not yet given up hope!

     

    Do any of you "resident reliables" like Terence, Old Toad, and LarryHN have a clue as to how to resolve this problem?

     

    Bob

  • 3. Re: Why won't iPhoto import D700 RAW images?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,645 points)

    The D700 is supported in OS 10 Lion 10.7 or later according to the Apple documentation

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4757?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    I have no idea if it was supported by earlier versions - it may require iPhoto '11 also

     

    LN

  • 4. Re: Why won't iPhoto import D700 RAW images?
    Bob Brand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Larry,

     

    Thanks for the reply.

     

    I can confirm that D700 RAW images were downloadable to earlier versions of iPhoto than iPhoto '11.

     

    Until January 2012 I had a 20" Intel iMac purchsed in 2007 that was very similar to that of my friend. It also had Leopard  and iPhoto '09, and I was able to download D700 RAW images to it. In fact, one of the main reasons I upgraded that iMac from Tiger and iPhoto '06 to Leopard and iPhoto '09 was so that I could download D700 RAW images.

     

    I now have a new 27" iMac with Lion and iPhoto '11 and have no problems downloading D700 RAW images.

     

    I remain puzzled why the D700 RAW files--with the exception of one--wouldn't download to my friend's  iMac.

     

    Bob

  • 5. Re: Why won't iPhoto import D700 RAW images?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,745 points)

    This might be a simple database corruption issue and a simple test:

     

     

    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'

     

     

    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?

  • 6. Re: Why won't iPhoto import D700 RAW images?
    Bob Brand Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Terence,

     

    I'll be at my friend's place this weekend, so I'll be able to try your suggestion. I've had iPhoto Library Manager on my own iMac for a long time and have never set up additional libraries by the procedure you indicate. How many libraries can an iPhoto user establish using your method? When opening up iPhoto how does a user select which library he wishes to access? Is it necessary for a user to assign an identifying name to each library that he establishes? If so, what is the procedure for doing this?

     

    Bob

  • 7. Re: Why won't iPhoto import D700 RAW images?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,745 points)

    1. As many as you want. Note that only one Library can be opened at a time

     

    2. By default it opens the last used library. To select a library: Hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library'

     

    3. Not necessary

     

    4. Rename the Library like any other object in the Finder.