Photos preview and browsing without importing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Helena, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2013
    Is it possible to preview or browse the photos without importing all the phots into the Mac? Sometimes I just want to preview the photos and select the best ones to import into the Mac for further editting and delete the rest of them. But now I must import all of them ino Mac before I preview them in slideshow. It is not that convenient for me. Any good suggestions from you guys?
  2. macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    I don't really use iPhoto... but I use its big brother Aperture. Aperture lets you review your photos prior to import, and you can choose with one's you want to import.

    By default, you only see thumbnails, but you can make them larger via a slider, and you can double click them to make them full screen.

  3. macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2008
    Abbotsford, BC
    iPhoto definitely shows you previews of all the available photos to import, and lets you go through them, deciding which ones to actually import.

    Which version of iPhoto do you have?
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Parkin Pig

    Image Capture lets you preview and select for import.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2013
    Hey, Jim, thanks for the reply. I will try Aperture later, but now I am using "ArcSoft Photo+"( So far so good.


    Hey, thanks. I am not sure about the version of my Iphoto. But now I begin to use "ArcSoft Photo+". It works. Thanks for your reply.
  6. macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    Image Capture comes installed with OS X. It is a great little app. You can preview photos on an iphone or sd card and import them into iphoto or just delete them. Also handy for scanning pages from (real) photo albums and automatically splitting them into separate photos.

    You can make it the default app when an iphone is connected.
  7. macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2013
    North Carolina
    Seems to be plenty of options - another using Preview is described below - a post I left yesterday in the MacForums, possibly to the same OP? :)


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