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Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2007 9:40 PM (in response to Dean Radley)I am also receiving "Unreadable Files" messages regardless of whether I'm using my Pentax Optio 555 or my iPhone. Both worked fine before I upgraded to Leopard and/or iPhoto - I can't remember which, but it's not working now.
I was able to access the photos on the Pentax Camera and import them into iPhoto thru the Finder, but that is a less than elegant solution and completely contradicts the simplicity of using a Mac and iPhoto.
I have tried the following:
- Repair Permissions with Disk Utility - No Change
- Deleting the .plist file from Preferences - No Change
- Downloading and Running the BatCmod File - No Change
Does anyone else have any suggestions or any input on when this problem will be corrected?
DavidPowerBook G4; 2GB RAM; 160GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.1), iPhone; Pentax Optio 555
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2007 11:11 AM (in response to Dean Radley)Dean:
Archive and Install is one of 3 installation options available when installing any OS X version. The options will present themselves during the process.MBP 2.16Ghz; G5 2 Core 2GHz, 2G RAM, G4 Dual 1Ghz, 1.5G RAM; 750/250/200 GB HDs;, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 22" LCD, Canon: SD700IS/i850/8600F, Epson R200; 4G Nano, 30G Video iPod
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 11:28 AM (in response to David Reid)Seems a little extreme to reinstall the OS to be able to import photos into an app. Surely Apple has some answers seeing as this was obviously caused by a recent software update. FWIW I to am unable to import standard jpg's from a folder on the desktop into iPhoto as of three days ago.Dual 2 G5, MacBook, iMac G3, iMac intel, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2007 12:36 PM (in response to paulclark)Did you run any software updates just prior to the problem raising its ugly head? Have you verified the HD with Disk Utility? If repairs are necessary then that may be contributing to the problem.MBP 2.16Ghz; G5 2 Core 2GHz, 2G RAM, G4 Dual 1Ghz, 1.5G RAM; 750/250/200 GB HDs;, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 22" LCD, Canon: SD700IS/i850/8600F, Epson R200; 4G Nano, 30G Video iPod
I've read all your similar problems on this issue. I am running the updated 08 version. I just downloaded multiple photos but could not import the 8 I edited on my PC before the transfer. I assume there is something to do with the edit and save function I performed. Is there something I should have done to make the data compatible?
Welcome to the Apple Discussions. Try opening them with Preview and do a save as, selected the jpg format and give it a different name. If Preview can't open it download GraphicConverter as a demo app and do the same.
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Thanks for the good discussion on this topic. Is this beginning to sound like a bug in Leopard?
My experience with the unreadable files is similar. While my current camera/software combination has worked for many weeks, I started having trouble importing images from my Sony camera after running Disk Warrior on an external drive that had developed problems beyond the ability of the disk utility to repair. I also ran it on the primary hard drive and received a clean bill of health; no changes.
After that, iPhoto would preview the images in the camera, but would not import them. It gives the same "unreadable files" message. Placing the camera's memory card in my printer's card reader does not change anything: same message.
I was able to connect the camera to a Dell laptop and download images normally. So, I don't think this is a camera problem.
I will reload Leopard as suggested and see if that fixes the problem.
A Problem Free New Year to You All!
--JohniMac 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.1), iPhoto 08
Add me to the list. I have an older Pro90is PowerShot, and I'm getting the same "unreadable files" error.
I have a powerbook g4, so it's not an Intel thing. I have tried both a PCMCIA reader, and the cable that came with my camera and get the same errors.
In this case, I am able to open raw files with PhotoShop C2, and preview will open all the .jpg files on the card. Iphoto will read neither of them.
I tried on my Windows box, and it reads just fine, so it's not the card, card reader or camera. Just for good measure I reformatted my card and tried again with the same issue. I have 08 for Iphoto and all the latest 10.5x updates.PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
To add more to the problem, adding through Image Capture works but after I edited a photo and tried to view larger in iPhoto there is now a huge exclamation point. Are these two things related?MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2gb, 200gb
The ! or ? turns up when iPhoto loses the connection between the thumbnail in the iPhoto Window and the file it represents.
The most common cause of this is User Activity in the iPhoto Library Folder in the Finder.
Have you altered, moved or renamed anything in the iPhoto Library Folder?
If you haven't, then try rebuilding the database. Hold down the apple and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild.
TDMacBook Pro 15 2.16gig / iMac 20" 2.16 C2D, Mac OS X (10.5), 2 gig RAM/ 2 gig RAM
Thanks for the advise, but I tried that already and no luck. I recently upgraded my hard drive, so maybe something is wrong with that user since all other users seem to be fine. I might just create a new user and copy the stuff over.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2gb, 200gb
I too have been having the problem of not being able to import pictures from my card reader. So I copied them onto my desktop and tried to import them into iPhoto, and still got the same error. The weird thing is that it imported about a quarter of the pictures, then stopped, and have not been able to get it to import any more, even though iPhoto shows the image previews in the download page.Powerbook 1.67mhz, Mac OS X (10.5.1)