k5 "this image cannot be displayed"


focus

Link Posted 22/08/2011 - 12:30
hi, can anyone tell me why my pentax k5 is saying "this image cannot be displayed"?,when i try to review my photos on the lcd screen?. this has happened just after i downloaded them onto my computer. i can still see most of my pictures but not some. the memory card used in the camera has ONLY been used for the k5. does anyone, 1/ know WHY this has happened? 2/HOW i can retrieve my photos back onto my camera(if possible). -thank you.

Anvh

Link Posted 22/08/2011 - 12:42
How did you download your photos and what file type or you using? (DNG,PEF, JPG?)

The camera is very picky when it comes to files it can read so if the software you use to download the photos has altered the files slightly it can be that the camera can't read them anymore.
Stefan


K10D, K5
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Last Edited by Anvh on 22/08/2011 - 12:43

focus

Link Posted 22/08/2011 - 13:02
the type of file used was jpeg.i downloaded the photos by clicking and dragging them from the pentax camera folder into a folder i had created. also previous to this i had been playing around with the pentax digital camea utility 4 software supllied with the camera, could this have played a factor in anyway.
Last Edited by focus on 22/08/2011 - 13:08

johnriley

Link Posted 22/08/2011 - 13:59
The thing to do is to download your images to your computer, perhaps using a card reader by preference. After that, once you have also backed up then the card can be formatted in the camera ready to be used again.

There's no need to transfer the files to a computer and then keep them for viewing on the camera, it seems to have caused a problem anyway.

Don't format the cards in the computer, do it in the camera to avoid any further glitches.
Best regards, John

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greynolds999

Link Posted 22/08/2011 - 14:45
I always advise using a card reader for number of reasons, this being one of them!

When you use a card reader or open the files in thumbnail view, your computer will try to make thumbnails which it embeds into the file. Unfortunately your K-5 had already created a thumbnail (of sorts) which it could read, but it doesn't reconise the one created by your computer.
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womble

Link Posted 22/08/2011 - 14:49
Why is this in the film camera section?
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alig

Link Posted 22/08/2011 - 16:25
Did you notice this problem when you took the shot?

What kind of card were you using?

I had the same problem with my K20D using a PNY 8GB card.
The image would appear on the screen, then once the orange write light went out, the message "this image cannot be displayed".

This would happen a few times on the same shoot!
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focus

Link Posted 22/08/2011 - 21:07
thanks for your replies, in response, the card i used was a sandisk extreme 16gb class 10. no, i did not notice the problem when i took the shot, only after, when i tried to review them on the cameras lcd screen. and kris, i didnt know it was the film camera section when i posted my original comments.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 23/08/2011 - 03:43
Anvh wrote:
How did you download your photos and what file type or you using? (DNG,PEF, JPG?)

The camera is very picky when it comes to files it can read so if the software you use to download the photos has altered the files slightly it can be that the camera can't read them anymore.

If the action of copying a file from the card to another storage device has corrupted the the file on the card then there's somethign wrong with the software or the card has developed a fault.

Copying should never alter the original file
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Anvh

Link Posted 23/08/2011 - 07:15
Smeggypants wrote:
Copying should never alter the original file

I agree but you never know what precisely happened, that's why i said if.
Stefan


K10D, K5
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AF-540FGZ

T140

Link Posted 23/08/2011 - 10:46
In some programmes the default setting is to delete the files from the storage device after transferring them unless you untick the box.
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beakynet

Link Posted 24/08/2011 - 13:35
Is there a pattern to the images that cannot be displayed? i.e. where they all the ones taken in portrait? If this is the case, then the image may have been rotated on the card (presumably when you coppied them across), the camera then sees this as an edited image and can't display.
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arimou0

Link Posted 26/02/2012 - 14:46
alig wrote:
Did you notice this problem when you took the shot?

What kind of card were you using?

I had the same problem with my K20D using a PNY 8GB card.
The image would appear on the screen, then once the orange write light went out, the message "this image cannot be displayed".

This would happen a few times on the same shoot!

I've had this same problem using my K7. After taking a shot it takes a long time for the file to be written to the card. I can tell by the red light on the back of the camera. When I try to review using the replay button I get the message "This image cannot be displayed". I've noticed that this happens more often when I use my 24-300mm Sigma lens. However, I'm not sure what the problem is. Has anyone else had this problem and how can you fix it?

I only shoot RAW and use a Wintec 8 GB SDHC class 10 card.

Thanks!

Mike-P

Link Posted 26/02/2012 - 15:15
I had it happen yesterday when using the K-5. Never seen it before, was using a new memory card (8gb Sandisk Pro). I was only one picture. the previous and subsequent photos were displayed fine.
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