I have an untracable issue with Automator where Import to iPhoto does not work. No one can seem to figure out why, including AppleCare and the Genius bar. Though I’m G4 and you’re G5, I guess there’s a possibility that it’s the same issue.
Create a workflow and drag an image your your system into it. It will add the Get Specified Finder Items action. Add the Import to iPhoto action the the workflow. Now run it. If you’re not able to import, then it’s this same but. If you are able to import, we’ll we’ll try an figure it out.
Wish I had better news for you. I’ve been working hard to figure out why the Import to iPhoto action does not work for me. I did determine that my mac was calling up the wrong shell. That’s been fixed, but still no solution. I’ll also not that this is not a problems with my desktop, since it also doesn’t work when I install a new user on the computer.
I may try to find an PseudoAction (action faked in a Run AppleScript action) to import to iPhoto. If so, I’ll post it here. That might be the only fix for both of our probelms currently.
I’m sorry this likely isn’t the news you will want to hear, but I’m currently running 10.4.1 on a PMac G5 2.3 DP (not dual core) and the workflow PDF to iPhoto (I have v5.0.2) works fine for me. I did have iPhoto open when I tried it. It had to generate a list of existing Albums and I chose one. Worked.
I did notice that v5 calls the Import command Add to Library but the verb is still import.