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iPhoto Won't Recognize my cameras.  Can someone please help?

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iPhoto 9.4.2 won't recognize my cameras after the last 2 Updates. Can someone please help me? The preferences are set to open iPhoto when connecting camera.  Happy New Year Thank You Jon

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Olympus SP 570UZ Kodak C875
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)

    Maybe - what camera? what happens? what doesn't happen? does the camera mount to the desktop? can you see it in image capture? do you have a card reader?


    with so little information the best guess is to get the photos of the card somehow and import tehm into iPhoto and then use your camera to reformat the memory card


    a best practice to is to never have any computer program (including iPhoto) delete the photos from the card but to import the photos and keep them and then after at least one successful backup cycle has completed and the reformat the card --  I use three very large (32 GB) cards in rotation so I do not reformat for typically a year or more giving me one more long term backup of my photos



  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)

    Once you have the photos imported use each camera to reformat the memor card for that camera


    A card reader will handle events exactly the same as using teh camera does - but probably reformatting your cards will resolve teh issue



  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)

    Yes - there heve many recent issues reported with Kodak cameras - a card reader is a good workaround - you should be albe to find one for $15 to $20 dollars (or less)




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