Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 9:05 PM (in response to ksmbray)
The culprit was 10.6.8..from that upgrade on, my images on my Kodak camera are not recognised, even with Lion and the new lion update. The solution is to go to Walmart and buy the Targus High Speed Card Reader for $8.00. it handles multiple size cards, is very compact, and did I mention only $8?!? Problem solved!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2011 7:54 PM (in response to ksmbray)
I have the same problem with an iMac and a MacMini since upgrading both to 10.6.8. One is running iPhoto 9 and the Mini is running iPhoto 8 (7.1.5.). The error says unreadable files. The camera is a Kodak Z730 and has been working fine up till the 10.6.8 upgrade (we think this is what has changed.) Anyway neither iPhoto nor Image Capture can read or import the jpeg images now. However, using an SD card reader on an Acer netbook, we read the images, transfer to a thumb drive, and can import just fine into either of the Macs.
Question: What is up with the Macs? This seems to have occured earlier with other OS releases.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 12:40 PM (in response to stevemid)
To further troubleshoot this I charged the battery overnight: no difference.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 7:25 AM (in response to ksmbray)
I just installed OS Lion 10.7.2 in my desktop and am experiencing the same problems with my Kodak EasyShare Z7590. My laptop uses Snow Leopard and so I tried it. No problem. The version of iPhoto '09 on both computers is 8.1.2. Grrrrr.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 6:03 PM (in response to ksmbray)
Due to a recent software update it has caused cameras to have unauthorized jpeg errors. Not sure how to fix!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2011 11:35 AM (in response to ksmbray)
Get yourself an inexpensive ds card reader. They run about 8 dollars worked for me.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2011 11:38 AM (in response to stevemid)
Buy an inexpensive ad card reader. That worked for me. They run about 8 dollars at walmart.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2011 12:03 PM (in response to ksmbray)
Adding our name to the list...to keep this open. Camera is Kodak EasyShare Z650. Cannot transfer .mov files or see and transfer any regular photos on the card. We were able to work around by importing on a older "Tiger" computer, then transferring the files, but it's a pain.
I would appreciate an explanation about what's different about these cameras from other brands/models?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2011 9:02 PM (in response to TomRehoboth)
This is exactly my problem. I have a Kodak V603 Camera that worked with a USB cable for YEARS on all of my macbooks and macbook pro. Then when I upgraded to 10.6.8? I could no longer transfer pictures. The PC's in the house work fine, but I am a mac user. In addition to my Macbook I recently purchased the new macbook Air and I can use the card reader and then transfer from there but NOT the USB cable. I have tried iPhoto, Image Capture and Easy share. Nothing works. The pictures are in an unrecognizable format, or don't show up at all, and do not import. Easy share pretends to import them but then there is nothing there. I do not want to use a card reader - this is NOT a solution for me. Why should I have to buy anything or leave my house - when the people that broke it can fix it! I would like this software to work as it has in the past. I think Apple or Kodak should work to solve this, I certainly have spent lots of money on their products. This is very frustrating!!!!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2011 11:18 PM (in response to ksmbray)
I hat it when people use terms like "no brainer" or "obviously," however this is obviously in OS X's court. This keeps happening after OS X releases. Nothing changes with an older Kodak camera. Apple does end up fixing this (which may be fixing a Kodak mis-implementation) but Apple needs to carry forward the fix to new releases.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2011 5:39 PM (in response to ksmbray)
My camera is a Panasonic DMC F55, I used to download the photos into iphoto with a USB cable. Now all I get after a forced 'upgrade' to iphoto is the spinning pinwheel- never downloads and I have to force quit iphoto.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2011 6:36 AM (in response to ksmbray)
I have a Sony cybershot that I have downloaded pictures on for the last year. I can still download, but all of the previous pictures I have downloaded this year since Jan 2011 are missing. Can't locate them anywhere. So frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2011 7:43 PM (in response to ksmbray)
I have same problem with Kodak Z730 camera. Years of use, no problems on my iMac G5. Got an 2010 iMac, and worked fine until I upgrade all my software in early Sept. 2011. No I can nolonger get pictures off my camera. I looked, and I have no video on my camera, but still cannot get it off. I can still get pictures off my iMac G5, but that is not fun to move them to my Intel iMac. Tried Picasa and that doesn't work either. I am convinced Mac OS X upgrade caused the problem.
Does clearing caches work? From the thread I get the impression it doesn't, just getting rid of video helps some people, but maybe not all?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to ksmbray)
I appreciate finding out on here that a DS reader will do the trick (I didn't even know they existed, because my cable connection from my Kodak C875 always worked fine... until one of these software updates messed things up). But even though the DS readers are cheap - great - as others here are saying, it's not anything wrong with our cameras or anything WE have done - it's Apple's software no longer working with our cameras, which is highly annoying.