The D700 is supported in OS 10 Lion 10.7 or later according to the Apple documentation
I have no idea if it was supported by earlier versions - it may require iPhoto '11 also
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.
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?
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.