Can I Stop Photos App from Automatically Importing Photos from SD Card?

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When you slot your camera's SD card into Macbook Pro, the Photos app opens up automatically and any new photos on the card are then quickly imported to Photos app. If you don't want this to happen every time when you slot in your SD card, then you can stop Photos app from automatically importing photos from SD card. 


To do so, 
  1. Open "Photos" app on your Mac pro and select "Preferences" option. 
  2. Click "General" tab and uncheck the box "Copy items to the Photos Library" option located in the "Importing" section and close the "Preferences" window to apply changes. 
  3. Now, when you slot your camera's SD card into Mac Pro, your photos will not be imported to Photos app. 
  4. The Photos app leaves the photo files in their original location and accesses them as "Referenced Files".

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