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Picture Cd won't open iPhoto, shows as 'blank disc'

1721 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2011 11:48 PM by egipp RSS
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Jun 20, 2011 8:00 PM

My iMac 7.1 - running Snow Leopard and iLife11 - will not open iPhoto when I insert  picture CDs. The CD shows on the desk top as 'Untitled CD' ; open that and it shows as a blank recordable CD. The CDs were all burnt on the same iMac and open on a PC with no problem. The preference is set to open iPhoto with a picture CD. The iMac burns CDs (audio and picture) as well as DVDs with no problem, and will open and read audio CDs and DVDs in iTunes and IDVD. I suspect this fault came up when I upgraded to iPhoto 6, but can't be certain. I've reloaded Snow Leopard and am fully up to date with software. I should add that apart from this, iPhoto works fine. Any help or information would be very gratefully received. Many thanks, Graham.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Silly rabbit Level 4 Level 4 (2,980 points)
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    Jun 20, 2011 8:06 PM (in response to egipp)

    Right click on the disc image and select 'get info'. See if the disc shows the 6-700MB of data. If the disc doesn't show as having data on it I would assume the discs were not burned correctly. You can also try checking them in the disc utilty.


    Are they CD-R or CD-R/W discs?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (21,990 points)
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    Jun 20, 2011 8:07 PM (in response to egipp)

    How was the CD burnt originally? It depends on the format it was burned in; for instance, I just opened iPhoto and clicked on 'burn' - this is the window I got:


    Screen Shot 2011-06-20 at 8.06.21 PM.png

    So you can see it depends on how it was burned.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (21,990 points)
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    Jun 20, 2011 10:54 PM (in response to egipp)

    Unfortunately, I may not be able to help further because I rarely use iPhoto (usually use Aperture, Grapic Converter and others) and Photo-to-Movie to create slideshows from photos which I then burn to a DVD which can be played in any player.


    Did you check for the content as suggested?


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