iPhoto problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by olg, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. olg macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2007
    Hi everyone,

    I've had my iMac for about 7 months now and have used iPhoto to import all my pictures from my Canon point and shoot camera. Recently on my last import, I received an "Unreadable Files" message. I haven't changed the settings on the camera and figured I hadn't formatted the card in a while, so perhaps it was an error with the card.

    Well, I recently upgraded to a Nikon DSLR camera. I formatted a new SD card I got with the camera and have shot a few photos (60 to be exact). I wanted to import the pictures to e-mail out, and I again get the same "Unreadable Files" message. It also says the files my be an unrecognized file type or the files may not contain valid data. I know for a fact that the both cameras shot a .jpg file (I'm not experienced enough to use RAW), and I never had the problems until about 2 weeks ago.

    I have the latest version of iPhoto 7.1.3, so I'm not sure of the issue. Has anyone else experienced this lately?
  2. Doolinguy macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2008
    I have a similar problem.

    I just got a Nikon D300 and started shooting in RAW format and I got the unreadable error after I switched. It imported fine as a JPEG file from earlier shoots.

    I've got a MacBook Pro, running OS 10.4.1 yet and use iPhoto version 6.

    Do I need to upgrade my OS and/or iPhoto, get Aperture to import RAW files or is it a setting on my Camera?

    Thanks for any help.

  3. olg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2007
    Hi David,

    I managed to fix it and I forgot to update my post when I did. The only thing I could find online said: 1) It probably was a photo, which I know it was if I shot it myself with a digital camera or 2)My hard disk was getting full (I have over 250 gb available today, and at the time was probably closer to 260 gb).

    I think I repaired my disk permissions from Disk Utility and then tried to import again. I say think because I did not write down once I fixed it and it was something I remember thinking was too simple that it couldn't be all I have to do to get this to work.

    I'm running Leopard, and I personally don't think it's an upgrade OS issue for you, however, I've only been a mac user for less than 1 year.

    Hope this helps you out. If I can think of exactly what I did, I'll post again so that anyone can read what worked (for me anyways).

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