You can use iPhoto to organize and edit your photos. To to this, you need to import your photos to iPhoto from a digital camera. There are two ways to import your photos. One way is to connect your camera to your computer and import from the camera. Other way is to import photos from the camera's SD card. After connecting your camera to computer, iPhoto will open automatically. Make sure to turn ON the camera and set to the correct mode for importing photos. To choose the correct mode, see the instructions provided with your camera. If you are looking for a step by step process to import photos or video from a digital camera to iPhoto, read below.
Here are the steps to Import Photos or Video from a Digital Camera to iPhoto:
- Connect the digital camera to Mac using the USB cable that came with your camera.
- Turn ON the camera and make sure it's set to the correct mode for importing photos.
- If you have configured iPhoto to automatically open when connecting a digital camera, it will launch when you plug in your Mac.
- Otherwise, you can open iPhoto from the Dock or from the application folder.
- Once connection is done, your camera appears in the "Source list".
- iPhoto displays photos you have already imported in a separate area from new photos.
- Name the 'Event' where your imported photos will be grouped.
- Enter a description in the "Events Name" field.
- If you want to import all new photos shown in the iPhoto window, then click "Import" button.
- If you want to import selected photos, then select the photos which you want to import and click "Import Selected" button.
- After the import process is finished, eject the camera. You can eject the camera by Control-clicking the camera's name and clicking "Unmount".
- Turn OFF your camera and then disconnect it from your computer.