12 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2013 1:04 AM by Terence Devlin
Yuppy1029 Level 1 Level 1

I recently uploaded pictures from my memory card, which I imported to Picasa.

Now, in iphoto, I do see the album but see this image.

What should I do??Snapshot.jpg


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Solved by léonie on May 18, 2013 3:08 AM Solved

Picasa must have moved or modified the original image files.

 

Have you tried to rebuild the iPhoto Library? And to repeat Terence Devlin's question - t really would help to lnow the version of iPhoto, since all iPhoto Libraries are different. Look in the Finder - what do you see?

 

Screen Shot 2013-05-18 at 12.02.10.PNG

 

Since Picasa is still seeing you photo files, copy (don't move) them to a folder on your Desktop and reimport them to iPhoto, then delete the event with the broken images.

 

For the future, it would be best to access the photo files only using iPhoto's built-in  methods and not with Picasa, see Terence Devlin's User Tip:                  How to Access Files in iPhoto

 

Regards

Léonie

Reply by léonie on May 17, 2013 11:50 PM Helpful

This warning icon is shown, if iPhoto has lost the connection between the photo thumbnails and original image files and can no longer access the photos.

 

You mentioned that you imported the photos to Picasa. Have you used Picasa to access, move, or modify the photos? Does Picasa still show the photos?  If yes, post back and tell us exactly, how you are using Picasa and iPhoto together and what you have done, before the photos were no longer visible.

 

if you did not move or modify any photos but with iPhoto, the first thing to do would be to rebuild your iPhoto Library:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2638?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

or simply to restore it from your most recent backup.

 

Regards

Léonie

Reply by Terence Devlin on May 18, 2013 3:03 AM Helpful

Are you talking about Picasa the application or the Web Site?

 

Using Picasa on an iPhoto is not advised, and can cause problems.

 

And what version of iPhoto?

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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    The ! turns up when iPhoto loses the connection between the thumbnail in the iPhoto Window and the file it represents.

     

    How does Picasa fit into this? Do you use both Picasa and iPhoto? What version of iPhoto?

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    This warning icon is shown, if iPhoto has lost the connection between the photo thumbnails and original image files and can no longer access the photos.

     

    You mentioned that you imported the photos to Picasa. Have you used Picasa to access, move, or modify the photos? Does Picasa still show the photos?  If yes, post back and tell us exactly, how you are using Picasa and iPhoto together and what you have done, before the photos were no longer visible.

     

    if you did not move or modify any photos but with iPhoto, the first thing to do would be to rebuild your iPhoto Library:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2638?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    or simply to restore it from your most recent backup.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Yuppy1029 Level 1 Level 1

    I used Picasa to create a web album and send those pictures to my friends through gmail.

    Yes, Picasa still shows the photos.

    The exclamtion sign started appearing after I sent those photos to my friends.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    Are you talking about Picasa the application or the Web Site?

     

    Using Picasa on an iPhoto is not advised, and can cause problems.

     

    And what version of iPhoto?

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    Picasa must have moved or modified the original image files.

     

    Have you tried to rebuild the iPhoto Library? And to repeat Terence Devlin's question - t really would help to lnow the version of iPhoto, since all iPhoto Libraries are different. Look in the Finder - what do you see?

     

    Screen Shot 2013-05-18 at 12.02.10.PNG

     

    Since Picasa is still seeing you photo files, copy (don't move) them to a folder on your Desktop and reimport them to iPhoto, then delete the event with the broken images.

     

    For the future, it would be best to access the photo files only using iPhoto's built-in  methods and not with Picasa, see Terence Devlin's User Tip:                  How to Access Files in iPhoto

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • fqkbasdk Level 1 Level 1

    use computer to find pictures ; )

    have you ever considered that the program is stupider than you and cant find your photos you have to tell said program where they are and manually place photo into iphoto because he/she is not as smart as you are : ) piece and blessings

  • fqkbasdk Level 1 Level 1

    yes

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    I think you mean "more stupid" and "peace."

  • auntynom Level 1 Level 1

    I have a similar question but I wasn't using Picasa. I was transfering my photos to Finder when the system slowed & then my photos disappeared. When I reopened iphoto (very old version 7.1.5) it shows "loading photos" then "rebuilding thumbnail cashes". The events are listed & when you open the event there seems to be the outline of the photo but no picture. I was going to rebuild my library but it says you should backup before rebuilding. There doesn't appear to be anything to backup. I'm not really computer savvy so I would be grateful if someone could help me out here. Thanks

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    Go to your Pictures Folder and fond the iPhoto Library there. Back that up. Now rebuild.

     

    By the way, how much free space on your Hard Drive?

  • auntynom Level 1 Level 1

    Help!!! Somehow now all my photos have disappeared & iphotos is empty. I tried to do a backup & they just vanished. I did not have much memory left so I was putting the photos onto disc to make more space when everything that was to be done up & left too. Is there a simple way to retrieve them or should I go see an expert?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    Did you make the back up as suggested above?

     

    How much free space on your Hard Drive?

     

    Really, we can't help unless you actually answer the question we ask...