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Make some USB cameras easier to use in iPhoto Apps
If you find it tiring to eject the camera's disk icon after importing images into iPhoto, here's one way that you may be able to avoid doing that. Many cameras today have a PictBridge or PTP option. This option is usually found in the setup menu of the camera. Enabling this option prevents the camera's memory card from showing up on the desktop. iPhoto will still see the camera and import photos from it as usual.

When you are finished importing into iPhoto, you can turn the camera off and you won't get a warning message from the Finder.
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Make some USB cameras easier to use in iPhoto
Authored by: dsaponaro on Nov 08, '05 07:39:41AM

Is there any way to do this with media card readers? When using my camera everything works as described but the only problem is its a USB connection so it can be excrutiating when theres alot of photos on my card. Ive got a firewire media reader that works great except that it requires me to eject the card etc... everytime I remove it. Any workaround for this? Can this be altered?. Or does anyone have any recomendations for a differant media reader. Whats the best card reader out there?



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Select photos before importing in iPhoto
Authored by: MiStch on Nov 08, '05 07:52:33AM

Maybe this is a bit offtopic.
I'd rather wanted to have solved the "importing all photos" issue in iphoto. I want to be able to select the photos that I want to import and not to have to import all photos on 1 Gig memory card! Is there any workaround?
I guess many have the same problem and it's not understandable why Apple doesn't solve this issue.

I know you can take the digital camera import program.
But as iphoto has its own logic of catagorizing its photos you have to first copy all the photos on your harddrive. Only after this you can import the photos manually by drag-and-drop them onto iphoto. Then you have to delete them. 3 steps instead of 1.



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Select photos before importing in iPhoto
Authored by: adrianm on Nov 08, '05 08:07:55AM

I just use Image Capture to import my images - you can select the ones you want, pre-rotate them, add colorsync profile, etc, then once they're on my hd, I drop the folder in to iPhoto.

This is especially important to me because iPhoto completely fails to add a colorsync profile, even though Apple claim it will respect the settings in ImageCapture.



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Select photos before importing in iPhoto
Authored by: mclbruce on Nov 08, '05 09:30:25AM

I have found that iPhoto will respect my color profile choice. When I set the profile in the devices tab in ColorSync Utility, iPhoto puts the appropriate profile on my photos. However when I changed my camera from USB to PictBridge mode this no longer worked! Colorsync Utility does not seem to treat PTP - PictBridge devices the same way as it treats standard USB devices. So now I've stopped using my own hint so I can get the color profiles I want on the images.



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Select photos before importing in iPhoto
Authored by: graemeaustin on Nov 09, '05 01:22:01AM

One way of reducing the number of steps you have to do can be achieved in OS 10.4 - set up an Automator action to take the selected images, import them into iPhoto and then delete the originals.

Although I haven't done this from a camera, I do have this action set up so that I can bulk handle images I download from the internet (primarily istockphoto.com). My guess is that the same principle applies. And you could add a question so you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to delete the originals. Just a thought... Graeme

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Select photos before importing in iPhoto
Authored by: jon wilson on Nov 16, '05 09:46:33PM

use image capture, to dump in a folder then set automatic task to iPhoto, you can select what you want to upload, but you have to periodically delete files, but the plus is if you archive things alot it makes it waaaay easier

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Make some USB cameras easier to use in iPhoto
Authored by: wmertens on Nov 16, '05 05:17:59PM

You can more or less easily choose which pictures you want to import.

Open Finder, navigate to the folder containing the photos, select the ones you want and drag them to the Library in iPhoto.

It's not super easy because you need to navigate a bit, and some cameras put their pictures under several subdirectories.

Come to think of it, you could just find .jpg and use the result list for dragging the ones you want...
You could even experiment with saving the result as a smart folder and using that every time...



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