Camera Drive on MacBook

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  1. julienko3 macrumors regular

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    I have a Kodak EasyShare C643 digital camera, and I only want to upload two pictures to my MacBook, but there are 70 pictures on the memory card in the camera. iPhoto opens and I have to go through the dreaded wait of uploading all of the pictures instead of just two. How can I have a SD memory card drive or something like that open up on my desktop so I can open the drive and select the pictures?

    Thanks everyone
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    A USB (or, I guess, firewire) card reader would be your only option if your camera doesn't show up in Finder as a readable disk.
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Try Image Capture.app (it'll already be in the Applications folder, since it's part of the OS)--it should let you download only specific items from the camera (also including video). Most people don't even know it's there, but it's actually a nice little app. It can even be used to scan images without using a full graphics editing app.

    You can set it to open automatically when your camera is connected--open up Image Capture, and select it as the default application in its preferences instead of iPhoto.

    Alternately, if your camera mounts as a disk (some do, some don't) you can just dig around and find the images manually via the Finder.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    quit iPhoto when it opens and then open up image capture and use that to get the ones you want.

    edit: also noticed that when i was trying this when i reopened iPhoto there was an "import selected" option there. newest version though.
     
  5. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Makosuke and PlaceofDis, excellent advice guys. Thanks for showing me up. :)
     
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