6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2012 3:15 PM by paulinpaloalto
calcool Level 1 (0 points)

I have upgraded my Mac Book Pro to 10.8.2 and my iPhoto to 9.4.1 and am unable to see my Nicon Coolpix S 8100 camera or my Nicon D7000 when they are plugged in to download pictures. When the camera is plugged into the computer I get a sound indicating that another device has been added. When I select File, Import Import to Library the camera does not show up under devices. I have tried this with both cameras and have the same result.

When I connect either camera to a 2001 vintage iMac running OS X 10.4.11 and iPhoto 6.0.6 (322) the photos start downloading immediately so I know the problem is not the cameras.


OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,946 points)

    Will the cameras mount to the desktop? Will Image capture see them? if not you may need to get a USB card reader to import the photos. Once you get the photos off the card use the camera's format command to reformat the card

     

    LN

  • calcool Level 1 (0 points)

    The camera does not mount to the desktop and immage capture does not find the camera either.

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,946 points)

    if not you may need to get a USB card reader to import the photos.

     

    LN

  • paulinpaloalto Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having a similar problem, but with an iPhone5:  plugging in the phone causes iPhoto to start, but iPhoto does not offer to import the new photos from the phone.  I don't see the iphone in the left menu pane of iPhoto.

     

    This is especially ironic in that the teaser in Software Update for the latest iPhoto claimed that "improved support for syncing with cameras" was one of the reasons to upgrade to 9.4.1.  Thanks Apple, for giving me my minimum daily adult requirement of irony.

  • paulinpaloalto Level 1 (0 points)

    I should mention that this was working fine with my iPhone5 and whatever the previous version of iPhoto was (sorry, I didn't check).

     

    If it matters, I have not yet upgraded my MBP to Mountain Lion.  I'm still running 10.7.5.

  • paulinpaloalto Level 1 (0 points)

    Since my last post about this problem, the update for iPhoto to 9.4.2 was released as was IOS 6.0.1.  I did both upgrades and now my iPhone5 interacts correctly with iPhoto:  it is recognized when I connect it to the USB port and any new photos from the phone show up in iPhoto for import.

     

    Sorry that I didn't do a more controlled experiment!  I don't have any evidence about which of the upgrades fixed the problem, but the problem is now fixed.