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IPhoto Help

Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:53 pm

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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Klaus
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RE: IPhoto Help

Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:22 am

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.
 
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RE: IPhoto Help

Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:26 am

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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RE: IPhoto Help

Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:52 am

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.
 
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RE: IPhoto Help

Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:25 am

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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RE: IPhoto Help

Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:39 pm

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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RE: IPhoto Help

Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:24 pm

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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RE: IPhoto Help

Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:21 pm

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..

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RE: IPhoto Help

Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:12 pm

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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