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IPhoto says camera contains no photos, camera says memory card full

I can scroll through the images and see them on the view finder so I know they are on the memory card, however neither iPhoto nor Image Browser recognizes that they are there so won't upload them to the computer. I deleted one image and shot another, now iPhoto recognizes that one image but not all the others on the card.

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  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    Well, I'm about to take a picture and when I click it says that the Memory is full. And I haven't taken any pictures so I look at my memory and then it says that there's no image. Which is weird because when I connect it to my computer it doesn't copy them on it or anything. 

  • emilie7 Nov 03, 2008

    I'm using a Sony Cybershot DSC-W150, and I'm having the same problem. It's been working fine, but all of a sudden iPhoto (directly from the camera and from a card reader) says "there are no items to import" when there are plenty on there.
    Help please!


  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    I use a Mac. When I used iPhoto it deleted pics, but I've been using dropbox and I guess it hasn't.

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Take no more pics until you've recovered the photos, take the card out of the camera. Here's some freeware photo recovery software that should be what you're looking for:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/recovering-those-accidentally-lost.html

You will need to use a flash card reader with this software. If you don't have one, get one, they're cheap:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st?keywords=card+reader&rs=172282&page=1&rh=n%3A172282%2Ck%3Acard+reader&sort=price

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  • Removing the memory card from a camera while an image is being written to the card.
  • Removing the card from a memory card reader while files are still being transferred to a computer.
  • Batteries conking out as files are being transfered directly from the camera to a computer. Note: always make sure you have fully charged batteries before transferring images.
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If you are sure that the photos are all on your Mac then the best thing is to use the camera's menu and reformat the card.
I have made a point of NEVER letting iPhoto delete the pictures but I delete them manually in the camera once I know they are safe in iPhoto. However, I am finding that I am no-longer deleting the photos from the card - when it is full I put it aside and use a new one - they are so cheap now - way cheaper than film is.

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First thing is to see if it is iphoto or the camera that has a problem.

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If you can't do all of these steps, tell me how far you got, and what happened and we can take it from there.

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