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    HP Photosmart 420
    Any ideas on why Iphoto always says no photos on camera that I have in camera dock? Camera is M417, have installed and un-installed HP drivers several times. When installed Iphoto executed when camera/dock powered up. When not installed image capture doesnt connect to camera.....
    Hp support doesn't give any help

    Argh !!! :blind:

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    In general, Mac's don't need additional drivers to read most popular cameras. For example, for my new Casio point 'n shoot, there were pages and pages of instructions on how to hook it up with your Windows PC. For Mac, it essentially said "just plug it in, iPhoto will run and you are done". I would suggest trying this: uninstall any specific drivers you have installed and just plug it in. What happens?

    An alternative is to simply buy one of the ridiculously cheap USB or Firewire based camera card readers. These usually come in multi card format, capable of reading CF, SD, Memory Stick and so on. I can tell you from direct experience that OS X needs no additional drivers to read these readers. Just plug in your memory card from your camera and it pops up on your desktop as a new drive.

    A good one of these multi card readers can be had for about $25 at any Best Buy, Circuit City or other electronics retailer.
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    That's what I can't understand. I only installed the HP software as a last resort. When I initially hooked it up, Iphoto popped up, but said it couldn't see any photos to upload. I made sure the usb settings on the camera were set to disk drive and not digital camera, but to no avail.

    This one has me stumped, as I'm used to things just working on a mac.

    I'm going to try later just using the camera connected via usb without the printer dock, see if that get's me anywhere, ho-hum...

    Thanks for the response

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