1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 1, 2008 7:43 PM by Old Toad
Ssabrina Kapp Level 1 (0 points)
Today I downloaded several hi-res images from my work website. Some of the images import into iPhoto but others do not. The ones that won't - I've pulled them into PhotoShop and re-saved it, just to be sure it was not corrupt, saved as a .jpg, etc. I can't differentiate between the files that import and the ones that do not. Any suggestions? The files look as though they're pulling into iPhoto, then at the last minute I get a pop-up box saying the import failed.

MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (133,340 points)
    What is the color mode and profile for the files that will not import? Are they CMYK? If so iPhoto doesn't support CMYK jpgs.

    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.

    I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 08 libraries and Leopard. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.