digital camera not compatible with iPhoto on MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ladyhrvy, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. ladyhrvy macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2006
    I am really bummed out because my digital Vivicam 3710 camera won't show up on the desktop of my new MacBook so I can't import my pictures. NOW I find out it isn't listed in the "compatibles"! BUMMER!!! The camera is Mac OS X compatible on my now defunct mac so I assumed it would be on this system, as well. Not!!!

    I'm betting there are no fixes either--grrrrr.

  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Couldn't you just get a memory card reader, or buy my camera for sale in my signature? :D
  3. andrewfee macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2004
    Unlike Windows, OSX doesn't show PTP cameras as drives, but applications like iPhoto/Image Capture should still be able to see them. I assume it's just using JPEGs rather than some sort of RAW format, so the images would be "compatible."

    If that isn't working for you, check your camera and see if there is an option to change it to a "Mass Storage Device" rather than using PTP and then it should show up on the desktop.

    At worst, you could always get a card reader.
  4. deadpixels macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006
    Imge Capture is your friend, even if your camera doesn't showup on your desktop, start image capture and it'll 'see' it and you can import.

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