I have a Canon PowerShot A560. I continue to get the message "unidentified image" after taking a photo. This happens randomly -- sometimes it works fine, other times I get this message. If anyone can explain what's happening and what to do to correct it, I would appreciate the help. Thanks, Emily
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This is a sign of image corruption. First culprit would be your memory card. Please acquire a new one and use that. In the rare chance that you continue to receive this error message, it will point to the camera as being the culprit and it will need to be sent in for service.
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.
Try using a card reader to download your pics. Also, go to a store like Walmart that has a Kodak picture maker machine. You should be able to see all of your pics and print them or even make a cd of them.
You think you can try photo recovery software to see if you can rescue the lost photos or movies, here are some you may rely on. Both programs can also recover videos and music. Photo Recovery Software (for Windows) Mac Photo Recovery Software (for Mac OS X)
Be careful: Before your pictures and videos are recovered, do not attempt to save more files to the memory card in case the original files(your pictures) are overwritten.
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.
I would try formating the card using the camera (menu - setup - format) - THIS WILL ERASE ALL THE PICTURES YOU CURRENTLY HAVE ON YOUR CARD, so before you do this you may want to get a memory card reader and transfer the pictures (click and drag) to your computer. As to using the 4GB card...you will have to check with canon if a card that size if compatable. Not all cameras work with SD cards larger than 2GB.
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.