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Ski Doc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My new Canon requires the SDHC card. Iphoto will not recognize these files. The driver is on a mini cd that will not work in my imac and I do not have an external CD driver. The Sandisk website has no SDHC drivers to download. Has anyone else come across this problem?

imac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (61,930 points)
    Ski Doc

    Welcome to the Apple user discussion forums

    1 - have you tried image capture (it is in your applications folder)?

    2 - if that does not work get a USB card reader to mount the SDHC card to your desktop and move the photos to either a desktop folder o import to iPhoto from the card directly

    LN
  • Ski Doc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Tried both but doesn't work. These are RAW images and image capture won't open them in preview or transfer to iphoto. I also tried copying the minidisc on my sons dell to a CD and running the driver install, but that does not work. I guess I am off to buy an external hard drive for this mini disc and hope that after I install the driver for the SDHC card that iphoto will recognize these images.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. Which Canon camera is it? Did you check at this site, Mac OS X 10.5: Digital camera RAW formats supported to see if it's RAW format was supported?

    If it is a supported camera you might try using a card reader to manually upload to a folder on the desktop first and then into iPhoto. That's a safer workflow for a number of reasons, less wear and tear on the camera's ports and battery, avoiding an aborted upload due to low battery that can damage the library, etc.





    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto (iPhoto.Library for iPhoto 5 and earlier) 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 or later), 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 6 and 7 libraries and Tiger 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.
  • Ski Doc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It is a new Canon Digital Rebel SLR and the raw images are supported according to the website. I think it has something to do with the card. It is the newest high speed SDHC card and no matter how I import images (thru camera, card reader, ect.), iphoto nor image capture can display these images.
    I hope that the external drive (on its way) will play this minidisc to allow my imac to import and recognize these raw images - otherwise I am stuck until Apple comes out with a software update to iphoto to solve it or I buy an old style card for my camera. I should know better than to buy something this new - stick with the tried and true and be less frustrated.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    Try using Image Capture, located in the Applications folder, to upload the files to a folder on the Desktop first and then import the folder into iPhoto. Or better yet, use a card reader as that's the safest way to get the photos out of the camera onto the HD. It avoids running down the battery on large quantities of photos and the possible import abort due to low battery. That can damage a library. A card reader also reduces wear and tear on the camera's ports. IMO a card reader is the best workflow.





    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto (iPhoto.Library for iPhoto 5 and earlier) 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 or later), 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 6 and 7 libraries and Tiger 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.
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    Note: There now an Automator backup application for iPhoto 5 that will work with Tiger or Leopard.
  • Ski Doc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your suggestions, but nothing worked. Apple had an update today supporting raw images from the new Rebel XSI and presto it worked. Problem solved. I should have been more patient.
  • DRedfearn Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Image capture does not appear to be working when you try to capture Canon CR2 (camera raw) images from a Rebel XSi. Just got the camera, and also updated to 10.5.4 with lists the XSi as a supported camera. My camera is set to record both raw plus large/fine jpegs. Image capture moves all the images over to my iMac, and the jpegs seem fine. The raw images are all corrupted and open distorted in Canon Digital Photo Professional (current version), can't be exported to jpegs, and iPhoto says they are all in an unsupported format. I was afraid there was something wrong with the camera, but installing and using the Canon utility to transfer the files demonstrated that the raw images being saved by the XSi were just fine. It seems that Image Capture has a bug. I am going to get a card reader for the SDHC (8GB) cards I use in the camera, and see if that works better. It is probably faster also, as Canon doesn't support the fast transfer from the camera.
  • MedTechWriter Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I, too, have a new Canon, and although it will accept any SD card, when all your pics are 8MP, the speed of the card is a real issue, so I'm getting an 8GB SDHC card. From what I'm reading in all these discussions, it sounds like there's no way I'd be able to download the pics without a card reader, so I'm wondering if you're pleased with the reader you received. For the SanDisk Extreme III cards, their only "Extreme" reader is a FireWire reader that supports only CF format cards, not SD. I spoke with SanDisk, and they told me to get the Mobile Mate 5-in-1 USB reader, and they say that will enable downloads as fast as the FireWire reader. It's not a ton of money, but before I bother with buying a reader, I'd just like to hear that it worked for someone with an SDHC card and a Mac.
  • grunberd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Did the card reader resolve your issue?
    I have iPhoto v. 6.0.6 and it sees the RAW files as unsupported. Apple dpesn't have a fix for it and I'm wondering what to do. The Canon software displays all the photos with no problem...
    Any help very much appreciated. Also have the SD secure new cards (4GB)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (131,590 points)
    LifePrits Video

    You'll need to upgrade to 10.5.4 for RAW support for that camera.

    Regards

    TD
  • grunberd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Terence

    Will upgrading to Leopard take care of it or will i also need to upgrade to iLife 08 for the iPhoto fix?
    Hope you know the answer. I wasn't expecting this at all, so it now makes this new camera a whole lot more expensive...
  • grunberd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    BTW, do you have any idea how to change an alias? I'm getting tired of presenting as LifePrits instead of LifePrints Video
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    Are you able to import both the RAW and jpg files into iPhoto? There was a thread in which a user discovered that capturing both the RAW and jpg file would make them both not readable by iPhoto. When he just show RAW or just JPEG they were fine. Try shooting just one or the other and see if they will import. If you're going to shoot RAW, import into iPhoto and use iPhoto for the editing, or even use a 3rd party RAW editor, there's litttle reason to shoot both. iPhoto creates a jpg version when importing a RAW file for viewing and editing if you don't use a RAW editor.





    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto (iPhoto.Library for iPhoto 5 and earlier) 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 or later), 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 6 and 7 libraries and Tiger 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.


    Note: There now an Automator backup application for iPhoto 5 that will work with Tiger or Leopard.

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  • grunberd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can get the jpegs imported into iPhoto but not the RAW. The app recognizes all pics on the card, but can't recognize the RAW format. There were about 5 jpegs and over 200 RAW. The Canon app that came with the camera has no problem recognizing all the pics and downloading them to a folder on the desktop is not a problem. Getting downloaded photos into iPhoto is still problematic even though the pics are already on the computer.
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