how to view and save a .alb file

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by storkman14, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. storkman14 macrumors newbie

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    My wedding photo's were given to me by the photographer on a cd. When I put it in my mac it doesn't play, but when I look at the cd in "finder" I think the photos are located in 4 separate folders labeled "Album1.alb", "Album2.alb", "Album3.alb" and "Album.4.alb". I can't seem to open them to view the photo's.

    I have 2 questions:
    1. How can I import them into iPhoto so I can have them on the hard drive and also backed up to the external drive (for safety).
    2. Can I convert them to another file type like jpg so it is easier to view

    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    I absolutely don't mean to be a smart a** about this, but perhaps ask your wedding photographer???
     
  3. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    That file extension is a Windows something or other and your Mac doesn't know what to do with it. Take it to a friend's PC or buy time on one at Kinkos to see if you can copy it. Wedding Photogs make money from re-orders and these files/folders may have some sort of copyright protection. When all this was done on film, the photographer kept the negatives and sold re-prints. In digital the CD/DVD has become the album and the file on the photogs computer the negative.

    Dale
     
  4. storkman14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Edge100 and Designer Dale.

    The photographer did make a specific comment when he gave me the disc that they were protected so they couldn't be copied, and it was probably configured for a Windows PC so I'm pretty sure that's why I can't view it on my Mac or copy the pics.

    But with all the crack software out there I figure there must be some program that will allow me to get the pics off the disc and into iPhoto? I just want to back them up onto the hard drive so I don't lose them. Any ideas of software that can do this?
     
  5. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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