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Using iPhoto with Android

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sdf_iain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 12, 2011 8:19 PM
Is there a workaround for apple's recent breakage of the interaction between these two apps. As of December iPhoto can no longer find images in /DCIM/camera.
For more information check here:
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-help/11644-mac-users-photos-no-longer- show-up-iphoto-9-ilife-11-a.html
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)
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    Jan 12, 2011 8:34 PM (in response to sdf_iain)
    from your link

    so now the easiest way is to drag them out of the camera folder of the phone into iphoto


    You also could try image capture (in your application folder)

    LN
    3.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 27" iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhoto 9.1.1, Time Capsule, 2 TB OWC EHD, Sony DSC-HX5 camera
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
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    Jan 13, 2011 12:54 AM (in response to sdf_iain)
    That problem arises because Android is not using the DCIM protocol correctly. You might take it up with them.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 i5 / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • delink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 6, 2011 10:25 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    How do you figure? If you look at the current DCF specification(http://www.cipa.jp/english/hyoujunka/kikaku/pdf/DC-009-2010_E.pdf), Apple is violating section 6.1.1.1 where it says:

     

    6.1.1.1    Playback scope

    A reader shall detect the directories on a DCF medium, and shall display the files in them according to the specifications in 6.2. No specification is made regarding the playback of other directories, except that if they exist, they shall not hinder the displaying of images located in DCF directories.

     

    Apple needs to fix this bug, not Android.

  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    Sep 6, 2011 11:06 AM (in response to delink)

    I assume you reported it to Apple.  We are just users and cannot get the bug fixed.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,660 points)
  • delink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 6, 2011 11:15 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    I stand corrected. The linked post above references an issue where iPhoto only locates the files if no other directories besides DCIM exist in the sdcard filesystem. I am going to test renaming that directory and letting iPhoto read it again. I will report back later.

  • delink Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 6, 2011 11:20 AM (in response to delink)

    Even with the directory named /DCIM/100ANDRO/, iPhoto still does not recognize the pictures in the directory. It seems that both Apple and Android are violating the specification. Neither is terribly shocking. :-)

  • skarmenadius Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 25, 2011 8:29 AM (in response to sdf_iain)

    This bug consists of two android-related problems:

     

    - the location where android's camera stores its photos is not the standard one;

    - the name format that android's camera uses for its photos its also not the standard one!

     

    You can check this for yourself, and vote for the problem to be solved, at android support here:

    http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=2960

     

    According to the page above,your choices are:

    -waiting for google to solve it (and you can speed them up by voting);

    -modifying Iphoto at your own risks;

    -buying (or compile yourself, seems difficult) the fixed ''Camera dcim' app at the android market that one of the folks there created.

     

    I voted, because I think this is google's problem, not mine! Why to spend time or money on this?

  • gericomstock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 9:44 PM (in response to sdf_iain)

    I just ran into this bug today.  Until today sometime after 1:40PM PST, I could upload photos to iPhoto without a problem using my Android.  Since then I've been trying to upload more photos and iPhoto doesn't see them.

     

    Is this the same bug or something else?

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