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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Have many photos on my Toshiba laptop.
Would like to transfer them onto my Macbook Pro, and then into iPhoto.

Is there a reliable, not too technically difficult way to go about this?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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I'd just copy them onto a flash drive, and then you can drag the photos from the flash drive into iPhoto.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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Have many photos on my Toshiba laptop.
Would like to transfer them onto my Macbook Pro, and then into iPhoto.

Is there a reliable, not too technically difficult way to go about this?
The simplest way is to login to your Toshiba from your Mac or vice-versa over your network. Pull your photographs over to your Mac or push them over from your Toshiba.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 04:10 AM   #4
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I'd just copy them onto a flash drive, and then you can drag the photos from the flash drive into iPhoto.
I copied My Pictures to a DVD-R.
Then imported them to Home in Finder.
Then dragged & dropped them into OSX's Pictures

Now, the imported My Pictures folder sits right below the iPhoto Library - but won't drag & drop into iPhoto.
It looks so close. What went wrong? How can I now get My Pictures into iPhoto?
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I copied My Pictures to a DVD-R.
Then imported them to Home in Finder.
Then dragged & dropped them into OSX's Pictures

Now, the imported My Pictures folder sits right below the iPhoto Library - but won't drag & drop into iPhoto.
It looks so close. What went wrong? How can I now get My Pictures into iPhoto?
In iPhoto, try File->Import to Library

You should be able to drag & drop the pictures themselves into the right side part of iPhoto, though.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 04:18 AM   #6
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Can you open and view the pics that you copied to the Mac?

In many cases I've seen Windows users accidentally burn CDs full of shortcuts to their Windows files without actually copying the files. Are you sure the files are actually on your Mac? If so, they should import into iPhoto no problem.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 05:17 AM   #7
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In iPhoto, try File->Import to Library
Oh, this works!
Can then begin to Add Folders, and create the hierarchies.

Thanks so much!
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