Strange lines at bottom of images and "unidentified image" error messages
I bought this camera on eBay for use at a trade show and took it out the week before for a test drive. No probs on test drive, but when I was shooting people on the show floor, found that many of the images would have lines or bands at bottom -- sometimes more than halfway up, never consistent -- that almost looked like one of the colorspaces hadn't processed fully. Like it was clear red and green had processed, but not blue. However, those images would still download off my camera to my Mac's iPhoto program.
But then there were images I shot on the floor that looked beautiful when I shot them, looked fine when I immediately reviewed them, but when I went to download, would hang for several minutes then not download. iPhoto would give me the message that these images were corrupted. When I reviewed them on the camera, they had wide black margins, the image was very small -- like a thumbnail image -- and were all labeled "Unidendified Image."
There weren't a lot of them -- only 5-6 out of, say, 80 shot that day -- but when they were of people I couldn't find again in the crowd and had to have their shots, OUCH! Any ideas? I'm a newb with this model, so these are probably stupid questions. But when the photos processed correctly, they were gorgeous. Help!
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Same problem here on a Power Shot A3150 IS with a 8GB micro SD.
All worked well, then bom, only unidentified images. But the camera doesn't tell you unless you review the images...
Tried 5 recovery softwares dso far, some recover the images into a bmp, which then also says unidentified image... Even the camera can't read them.
And if I take a movie, I get an ASCII chaos in the folder the images are recorded in. No solution so far.
This happens when your SD card is nearly full. Backup all the images on the card to your computer hard-drive, and then format it. That should help with the 'unidentified image' messages. You might also want to think about getting an SD card with a larger capacity, at least 4GB.
When a camera records a picture certain information is written in the image file. When you see it in another camera, the second camera reads the stored information and may be able to display the name the date and so on depending on the information stored. However if someone sent you pictures attached to an e-mail message, they are often compressed and the information about the images may not be available. So, not fin ding the name of the image, the camera says unidentified image.
If you want you can rename them, but you will not be able to restore the meta information that was stripped off the image when it was sent by e-mail. Identified, or not the images are still viewable.
Usually the only time this message will appear is when you have taken the picture with another camera and try to review it on another. If this is not the issue, try formatting your card. Try another card. It may be a faulty memory card. If none of this works, call Canon tech support for free support.
we have just experienced both of the above problems. We are using 2G SD card from Kingston. After about 400 pictures set to mdeium resolution we get many pictures with the ? mark unidentified image. I see that each image takes up about 2M of space but the image information is not stored so you can not open the file. Also other images have the shaded problem as above.
does anyone have any ideas about this. Is it the camera or the SD memory? We just bought the camera about 3 weeks ago and are now thinking of returning it
I have the same problem with my Canon Powershot SX110IS. images dissapear with the notation "unidentified image". I brought my camera in to a local camera shop, and they were able to save the lost images. They told me I had an inexpensive, low quality memory card that is causing this problem. I upgraded to a high quality one and haven't had the problem since.