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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

Anyone on A.net experienced with iPhoto..? I'm having an issue with it not seeing my Canon XTi when I try to upload pictures. I've tried a few thing with no luck. It has worked off and on in the past. It will see my girlfriends Nikon Coolpix pocket camera.. but that uses a different USB cable. I guess my question needs a few answers. Can iPhoto use two different cameras without any special setting..? Can iPhoto use two different USB ports without special setting..? Is there anyway to quickly check my Canon USB cable to see if that might be the problem..?


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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21478 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

I'm not using iPhoto myself, so I cannot help you with any specifics (I use GraphicConverter instead).

But the basic communication with the camera is done by a Mac OS X framework anyway.

Macs generally don't care about which ports you connect a device to or whether you alternate between different ports.

That said, some USB hubs may cause problems with data communication. That particularly affects USB hubs without their own power supply, sometimes including Apple's older keyboards (the new aluminium keyboard has fully powered ports).

USB cables can indeed be a source of troubles, though, particularly cheap ones.

If it's an intermittent problem, it may indeed point to a shoddy cable, particularly when a different camera with a different cable works reliably. Testing the cable would require using it with a different device than your camera. You'd have to check if you've got any matching ones.


User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2988 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

You can normally make iPhoto import photographs manually; go to 'File' and then to 'Inport to Library'... Does your camera show up?


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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8296 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

When you are iPhoto select Preferences under iPhoto in the top left of the screen.

The General preferences page will allow you to Select "Connecting camera opens:" and you can select iPhoto if it is not already selected.

If it is already selected you can look to a bad point in the connection - probably the cable.

One other option is to take the memory card out of the camera and hook it directly to the computer. If you have a MacBook there is a slot on the left side for a direct connection.


User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1150 times:
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Quoting Ken777 (Reply 3):
One other option is to take the memory card out of the camera and hook it directly to the computer. If you have a MacBook there is a slot on the left side for a direct connection.

That's what I use and it works great! It also separates your photo's based on the date they were taken (if your camera puts dates on the memory card).

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1113 times:

I'm leaning towards a bad cable as it sees the other camera with no hesitation...and the fact it has worked in the past.


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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2988 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1108 times:

Quoting fridgmus (Reply 4):
That's what I use and it works great! It also separates your photo's based on the date they were taken (if your camera puts dates on the memory card).

That's the way I do it, too... Much easier than dealing with cables and whatnot.



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

I bought a new cable plus card reader. I need the cable for another devise so no loss there. I'm not home yet but will report results. I'll need to find a male female USB cable to make the reader work easier..

[Edited 2012-08-12 13:22:28]


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User currently offlineclemsonaj From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 3):
One other option is to take the memory card out of the camera and hook it directly to the computer. If you have a MacBook there is a slot on the left side for a direct connection.

This is also usually quite a bit faster than downloading via a USB cable.


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