iPhoto: can't import previous library!

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  1. gabriel_uk macrumors regular

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    #1
    This is very weird. I have a new PowerMac running Tiger and the latest version of iPhoto. When I try to add the JPEGs from my previous iPhoto library folders to the new iPhoto, using the 'Add to Library...' function under 'File', I get a message saying 'the folowing files could not be imported (they may be an unrecognized file type or the files may not contain valid data).

    This doesn't make sense. Those JPEGs are totally normal. Can anyone help? :confused: :)
     
  2. munkle macrumors 68030

    munkle

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    #2
    Maybe try exporting the photos from your old library first and then importing them into your new library.
     
  3. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

    20rogersc

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    #3
    Have you still got the old iPhoto file?? If so, zip it and put it onto your powermac. Unzip it, then place the whole iPhoto unzipped folder into ~/Photos. When you next open up iPhoto, it should show your entire libary. (It worked for me)

    I hope this is what you meant.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  4. zyuzin4 macrumors 6502

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    #4
    i had a problem like this. I found out I had to move all the photos into a different folder. If it is in the same iPhoto folder it won't import
     
  5. gabriel_uk thread starter macrumors regular

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    #5
    Created a new folder with a different name and yes it worked! :D

    Many thanks to everyone who replied. As ever this is a great forum. :)
     

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