I just posted this in Mac discussions but I have more faith in my fellow Canadians, so here goes:
I have a new iBook, and of course iPhoto 4.0.1. Running system 10.3.3. iPhoto is not able to find either my Minolta Dimage F200 camera or my SanDisk reader (yes, I know they are not on Apple's compatibility list). The System Profiler finds them and names them correctly, however.
What I find interesting (and baffling) is that my old iMac (graphite 400, system OSX 10.2.8) running iPhoto 2.0 has never had any problems finding either this same camera or my card reader. iPhoto has always run smoothly on this machine.
Does this mean I should downgrade the new computer to iPhoto 2.0? Or that I should load my pictures into my iMac and transfer the files to the new iBook (I am not even sure I know how to do that)? Or maybe I had better get a new card reader that is on Apple's list (I like the camera, and don't intend to get a new one).
I guess I am just very surprised to discover that a camera and a reader that worked well with iPhoto 2.0 and system 10.2.8 don't work with iPhoto 4.0.1 and system 10.3.3. Any comments or suggestions?
I wouldnt suggest downgrading your machine. I would try your cam on another 10.3.3 machine and see if it is recognized. What I generally suggest to people experiencing an OSX problem is to create a new "Test" account. Check if your cam is seen there.
Just letting you know what I'm experiencing. I also have an iBook that sometimes doesn't recognize the camera or won't fully import the pictures. What I've found is that by having the camera on and iPhoto open then finally connecting the usb that it makes the connection more times than not. Worth a try before downgrading or getting a new camera.
I had the same problem a while back with my Toshiba camera not being supported. I skipped from 9.2.2 straight up to Panther so I don't have any Jag experiece to speak of.
That said, my work around was just to buy a card reader. It isn't on the Apple supported list, it's just a cheap ($20) generic reader. It worked quite fine and without any adjustments on my part or the part of the software. I don't like that I can't connect the camera directly, but the card reader worked fine.
I wouldn't suggest you downgrade your software or that you try and upload on one computer if you mostly just want the images on the other computer -- too much work, and, if it were me, I'm too lazy. Maybe the best bet, if your card reader isn't reading either, is to get a new card reader.
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