I am trying to download photos from my camera to iphoto on my mac book (which I have done many times before).  This time I am getting an alert that saysThe photo "IMG_5965.JPG" could not be opened, because the original item cannot be found.  Help?

I am trying to download photos from my camera to iphoto on my mac book (which I have done many times before).  This time I am getting an alert that saysThe photo “IMG_5965.JPG” could not be opened, because the original item cannot be found.  How can I fix this?

There is a fair likelihood of an explanation of this symptom
in another ASC discussion thread; see the reply by léonie:
https://discussions.apple.com/message/20165563#20165563
You may have to research any newer possibilities in trouble-
shooting or resolving issues by use of iPhoto Support page.
Since I don't use iPhoto as a primary editor or storage, the
details on the topic aren't so good. I prefer ToyViewer editor.
•iPhoto Support
•iPhoto Video Tutorials
Hopefully the error is easily corrected.
Good luck & happy computing!

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