I am using a MacBook Pro, OS X Leopard (fully updated) and iPhoto '08. My camera is a Pentax Optio W60. I plugged the camera into the computer via USB. Then I opened iPhoto, and the camera was there in the source list. I selected it and then uploaded all of the pictures and videos in several Events (it's been a while since I pulled the photos off the camera, so I wanted them to be semi-organized). This went normally and I chose "Delete Originals" (from camera) after each batch was imported. I looked quickly after all the events were imported and they were there in the library, just as I expected. I quit iPhoto. Today I started up iPhoto and the events that I'd imported were gone! AUGH!!! 6 weeks' worth of baby pictures, gone! The photos I'd imported previously were fine. This is what I've tried: - Going to "iPhoto library," control-clicking and selecting "Show package contents." I looked through all the folders and didn't find any of the newly-imported photos. The old ones are there, of course. - Searching the hard drive for one of the photos. I don't know for sure what the file names of the missing photos were, but I can guess based on how the camera names things, and I found nothing. - Downloading FileJuicer to try and recover the photos from the memory card. It didn't find any of the missing photos on the card. It appears that when iPhoto deletes them, it really deletes them. - Checking the trash on my hard drive. No joy, though I've emptied the trash a couple of times since I imported the photos (not thinking to check to see if iPhoto put my photos there). - Double-checking my iPhoto preferences - it is set to copy photos into the iPhoto library. - Restarting iPhoto a couple of times to see if the photos would magically reappear. - Searching my hard drive for any random iPhoto libraries that might have somehow been created. Hey, I'm pretty desperate here. Does anybody know why this happened? Does anyone have any suggestions for recovering these photos? Obviously in the future I will not be deleting originals after importing!