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SD card images corrupt on mac but not pc?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shifty_uk, 1 Jun 2010.

  1. shifty_uk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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    Location: Glasgow

    Weird one - I have an SD card full of camera images which worked absolutely fine, without any hassle on my GFs laptop but I've just tried to open them on my Macbook to find every JPEG is completely corrupt. They don't work in Preview, Safari, Photoshop, Pixelmator etc. Only around 10 images on the entire SD card actually work, which is incredibly odd. Why them and not the other hundred odd photos :confused: Any ideas?

    There's also AVI videos taken on the camera too, which aren't working either.
     
  2. Tombo

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Dec 2006

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    Location: Tefal's Kitchen

    I don't know if this helps but sometimes when I get images in say a rar, there's a separate Mac folder?
     
  3. Angleboy

    Gangster

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    what did you expect... its a macbook.


    :rolleyes::p;)
     
  4. Robbo

    Capo Crimine

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    Uh oh. Another one of these threads :eek:
     
  5. ShaolinDreams

    Mobster

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    god is telling you something.

    :D
     
  6. shifty_uk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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    Hmmm, not sure. Jpeg is a universal format, it should work and does work every other time. I import images from my own cameras SD cards all the time, too. Weird...
     
  7. RopAyy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Feb 2010

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    Location: London

    haha why have a rotten apple when you can gave upon the world through windows...

    Just save the media to a different storage device and try that way.
     
  8. grudas

    Capodecina

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    you put your cards in the wrong place! they were never meant to go inside the APPLE get it trough the window and it should fit no problems.. :)
     
  9. shifty_uk

    Capodecina

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    Location: Glasgow

    Tried :) I saved it to a compact flash card and tried to view the images through my camera and that didn't work either.
     
  10. chumpit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2008

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    Location: Brecon

    Maybe dump a linux live dvd, and save to the macs hard drive that way?
    it sound like its having issue with the sd card not the images.
     
  11. campbell

    Hitman

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    Maybe a file system problem? (Just a guess)
     
  12. Amp34

    Caporegime

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    Got photoshop? Either open it on your GF's computer and resave them and see if that works or just resave it as a Tiff*.

    *Photoshop has a batch command which is really easy to use.
     
  13. chumpit

    Wise Guy

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    uploaded it to a image hoster and redownload on the mac?
     
  14. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

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    Have you put them back into a PC to see if they will still open?

    Copied them to desktop or imported into iPhoto if you have it?
     
    Last edited: 2 Jun 2010