3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2009 3:15 PM by Terence Devlin
HSmurf11 Level 1 (0 points)
I use iPhoto 2.0.1. My daughter has sent me e-mail messages with photos embedded in the e-mail document such that when the e-mail is opened, the pictures show up along with the text. How does one move such pictures into the iPhoto Library?

iMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Seagate 1TB Backup
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (136,665 points)
    What do you use to see the email?

    In essence the process is to save the photo from the email message (and this will vary depending on what you use for email) to the HD and then import to iPhoto.


  • arthur Rutherford Level 1 (0 points)
    Please help me :

    When I attach the USB lead from Computer to Camera. DSC shows on my camera.

    It cannot be set in any other way. My camera is a Fuji FinePix S304

    When I click "Import All", I get the message :

    DSCF0002.JPG cannot be found. Insert the disc or connect to the server volume and wait for it to appear on the desktop, then try again.

    Three options then appear : CANCEL FIND PHOTO OK

    Clicking any of these does not solve the problem.

    What can I do ?

    My Computer is an Apple Mac 10.4.11
    My iPhoto Version is iPhoto '08 Version 7.1.5 (378)

    Arthur Rutherford (Rev.) Retired.
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (136,665 points)
    This sometimes occurs if you’re importing a file into iPhoto and there’s already a file there with the same name. Digital cameras can produce many, many files with the same name over their lifetime, so it’s not uncommon to have several files called IMG_00543.JPG, for instance. Now you want to import one also called this.

    What happens is that iPhoto compares the two files to check for duplicates. However, if iPhoto cannot find the file already in the database for comparison, then you get this message. It suggests that your database is damaged because iPhoto has lost track of this (or these) similarly named files.

    A simple test is to rename the file you are importing - just add a character - IMG_00543a.JPG for instance. If this then imports with no issue then you might consider rebuilding your library:

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over - no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your albums and keywords back.

    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.