7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2007 7:20 AM by Lauren Hutton
cmclaug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My photos on CD's that show fine on my pc will not load into Iphoto. I see disc has loaded and the only files it list is

/volumes/UDFREADER/udfchk.exe
/volumes/UDFREADER/udfchk.exe
/volumes/UDFREADER/udfrinst.zl

I have know idea why the disc reads this, all of my photo cd's give me the same message.
This is my first mac. All jpeg photo's are viewable on my PC.

MacBook Pro
  • william.lipscomb Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    cmclaug, do all the picture files on the CD still have the .jpg extension after their names? I think this might be necessary for iPhoto to believe that they are really importable.

       
  • cmclaug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    yes they have the extensions. I cannot see the files on my new MAC. I just emailed the 5 pictures on the disc to myself and opened them fine and they are in iphoto now.
  • cmclaug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    yes they have the extensions. I cannot see the files
    on my new MAC. I just emailed the 5 pictures on the
    disc to myself and opened them fine and they are in
    iphoto now.


    Even though I emailed the photos to myself, it doesn't solve my problem of why I can't see the picture files on the mac.
  • SDIllini Level 6 Level 6 (16,670 points)
    Your CD was made on a PC with a some sort of a DirectCD Creator-right?

    It uses a UDF-Formatted CD-ROM that Mac can't natively read.

    Sue
  • cmclaug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So does that mean I will never be able to get my photos onto my mac from a CD I made from my PC?

    Sounds like it was a waste to get a MAC if all the thousands of pictures I have on my CD's won't read into Iphoto!!!

    Others must have encountered this before!!???

    Someone must have a solution...PLEEASE
  • SDIllini Level 6 Level 6 (16,670 points)
    Well, there are 3 basic 'flavors' of UDF.

    I have a feeling (as I assume your files are recorded to a one-time use CD) that your 'flavor' is one that OS X can't read.

    There are some UDF files that are mountable and readable by Tiger, but there are more that are not.

    I suppose one workaround (sad as it is) might be to transfer the photos back to a PC and burn them with the .jpeg extension and not use the automated CD burning system originally used. That way the mac could read them.

    Sue
  • Lauren Hutton Level 4 Level 4 (2,300 points)
    Like cmclaug, I have a CD that is supposed 65 pictures on it. The difference is I don't have access to a PC. This computer doesn't see anything on the CD. My MacBook only sees the 3 cdfr files that are about 400kb total, but Disc Utility confirms that the CD has 447 MB of data. I brought the CD to a camera store and put it into a Kodak printer and it showed all of the pictures, so they are there.

    Are there any other workarounds to see and/or print them using a mac? Will OS 9 see the UDF files? Or is there a way I can use the Mac to copy the files to an SD Card and put the card into the card reader on my printer?