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Have you checked the EXIF data in Bridge? Maybe it has some odd custom comment field that AE can't cope with. If you can provide an example image, we might be able to further investigate.
Can you open the files with other apps - Photoshop, for example?
I've imported thousands of JPEGs taken with a Canon 350D (Rebel XT) into After Effects CS3. I used it for a stop-motion title sequence. Please describe the actual error message or symptom. Do the files have the ".JPG" or ".JPEG" extention? Have you moved them to a local disk? Can they be opened in another program?
- Jonas Hummelstrand
ok this is weird, so i just checked them in Photoshop - i went to file>open and the same images are not accessible, they are "greyed out" but when i change the import look to "use adobe dialog" instead of "use os dialog" i can select them.it was not like this a week ago. i never use the adobe dialog. so then i just tried dragging and dropping one of the said images right onto the photoshop app/logo and it opens fine.
so back to after effects, i can find no option to use the "adobe dialog" in after effetcs. but after effects will allow me to import the entire folder these images are in but not the individual image themselves. and no, i am not using bridge, i never use bridge.
here is a link to a picture of what it is doing when i try to import the images http://www.sinewavezero.com/images/aftererror.jpg
this must be related to why i can not import them into photoshop as well using the "os dialog"
jpegs taken with my little camera and jpegs from the web import just fine though. it is just the ones from my canon.
thanks for all the replies.
and again, 1 week ago i was able to open these normally in photoshop using the file>open option and using the "os dialog"
quick workaround, save files from photoshop as tgas.
That's very strange. Have you installed any other software on that system in the timeframe in question? Maybe your file handling associations have broken down for some reason. As per your snapshot the files seem okay on first sight - if the system even generates thumbnails, they cannot be that exotic...
no, the only new software i have installed is after effects. I also put Trapcode plugins on my system. very starnge. i guess i will hit up adobe tech support. thanks again.
If you re-save one of the problem jpegs in PS as a jpeg does it resolve the issue?
yes it does. adobe suggested i batch process all the images in Photoshop.
instead i moved all my photos into iPhoto and now they are all selectable from AE. i don't like iPhoto but will use it for now.
Just today, I've found a friend's Canon camera imports photos as PDFs rather than JPEGs. The solution was to batch convert from PDF to jpeg, which can be done in Photoshop OR iPhoto.
Perhaps you're experiencing the sameissue?