Downloading photos from email to iphoto

I have downloaded photos from an email in gmail (all .jpg) and they are in finder (actually in the iphoto file) and will open in preview, but I cannot transfer to iphoto library. I am using iphoto 6.06, OS 10.4.1. I get the message: unreadable files, the files could not be imported.

Welcome to the Apple Discussions.
iPhoto is a database, and like any db, data must be imported into it. So putting it in the iPhoto Library Folder is not the way to do it. You should never do anything in there - there are no user serviceable parts there.
iPhoto will not import pics in the active iPhoto Library Folder as a sensible precaution against duplication.
So, move the file to the desktop and import from there.

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