IPhoto shows "No Photos" when importing...

iPhoto shows "No Photos" even when I have photos to import. If I restart the computer and then plug in my camera into the USB, iPhoto will pop up and show all the photos in my camera and import, but it only seems to do so immediately after restart. If I attempt to import photos again, maybe a few minutes after the first successful import, it goes back to "No Photos." It recognizes the device but does not import anything.
Anyone know have any ideas on how to import photos without having to restart computer constantly for each import?

Welcome to the Apple Discussions. First try repairing disk permissions with disk utility and delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your User/Library/Preferences folder.
A workaround until you find a solution is to use Image Capture (in the Applications folder) to manually upload the photos to a folder on the desktop and import from there. When you're sure the photos are safely in the library you can delete the folder from the desktop and reformat the memory card with the camera to be ready for the next shoot.
TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto (iPhoto.Library for iPhoto 5 and earlier) database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.
I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 6 and 7 libraries and Tiger and Leopard. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.

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