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Iphoto/Mac Help...
« on: August 13, 2007, 01:53 PM »
Hey.  I was wondering if any one could give me a hand with this one...

I have iphoto on my Mac and have downloaded photos in the past.  Recently, I hooked up the camera and it and iphoto recognized the camara, but then when it gets to "Loading Camera" it just cycles and cycles and nothing happens.  It won't let me download photos...
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Re: Iphoto/Mac Help...
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 02:02 PM »
Which version of iphoto?
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Re: Iphoto/Mac Help...
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 03:53 PM »
iPhoto 5
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Re: Iphoto/Mac Help...
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 04:26 PM »
You might have to rebuild the directories for iphoto.

Do you have a lot of photos in your iphoto library? – If so back them up.

To rebuild iphoto: (first be sure the camera or card reader is disconnected) 

Start iPhoto while holding the shift+option keys. Don't release them until you're prompted to confirm the intent to rebuild. Click on "Yes", then click "Save". After that try connecting the camera/reader and import the images.

A couple other things to check:
1. Make sure you have enough HD space for your images you are trying to import
2. Make sure the disk/media card isn't locked.
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Re: Iphoto/Mac Help...
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007, 09:58 AM »
Thanks for the info, but I finally got it working.  I think that it may have had something to do with the batteries being low in the camera.  I recharged them until they were full, then it worked. It is, however, much slower than it once was.  And no, I don't have lots of photos at all.  Under 100.
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Re: Iphoto/Mac Help...
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007, 11:27 AM »
Did you try swearing at it?
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Re: Iphoto/Mac Help...
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2007, 12:42 PM »
Yes.   Swearing at it was the first thing that I tried.  Then I flipped it the bird.
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Re: Iphoto/Mac Help...
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2007, 02:58 PM »
try spinning.  that's a good trick.
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