This error occurs generally when the source file of one or multiple images cannot be found in the photo book folder on your computer. This error message will appear for any missing image. In this case, we advise you to click on "OK" or to press the enter key on your keyboard until the error message(s) disappear.
After the error messages have been cleared, the photo book will open. Please check the page(s) that relate to the error message and replace the image or images that caused the error with a new image.
Windows - Offline creator tool
If you open your photo book and all the images are missing, this means that the creator tool can no longer locate the image files that were used. When you place your images in your photo book, the software saves a copy of the image in your photo book folder under: "Dokumente" ▸ "albelli Fotobücher" ▸ <“Name deines Fotobuches>. Please check this folder to see if the image files are saved there. They should be saved under the names “_1”, “_2”, “_3”, “_4” etc.
If the image files are no longer in this folder, the error message pops up when opening your photo book.
How can I search for the files on my computer?
It may happen that the image files are stored in a different location. This means that the creator tool can no longer find the images. You can check if the images are still on your computer in the following way:
1. Click on "Start" and then on "Suche".
2. Enter "_1" and search.
3. When you have created several photo books, multiple images with the name "_1" will be displayed. In that case, check which image is the right one. Right-click on the found image and choose "Dateipfad öffnen". The location of the image files will now be visible.
4. Copy all the images that are in this folder and paste them in "Dokumente" ▸ "albelli Fotobücher" ▸ <“Name deines Fotobuches>. After this you should be able to open your photo book with all the images in it, without getting the same error message.
If you can no longer find your image files via the search function on your computer, the only possible solution is to manually place the original images in your photo book again.
Mac - Offline creator tool
It might happen that some of your photo placeholders are suddenly yellow with red crosses in them. This indicates that the software cannot find the image that was placed in the photo placeholder anymore. This occurs when the photos are no longer in the album file of your photo book. Each time you place a photo within the photo book, a copy of the photo is saved within the album file of your book. If this copy is no longer within the album file, the software will show a yellow place holder with the text "Fehlendes Foto" in it.
We, therefore, advise you to either add the photos back into your book or to add a copy of the photos into the album file itself. To add them back into the album file, locate the file on your computer (this is usually saved onto the desktop unless you have changed the default setting). Then drag the relevant photos into this folder. The photos will then automatically re-appear in the photo book itself.