Do you need iPhoto to browse photos effectively?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kendo, May 22, 2011.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    I have a ton of photos on an external hard drive that I backed up from my Windows PC. This is my first mac.

    On Windows, I could simply connect the external HDD and open the folders and view each folder by thumbnail. I can view the contents of the folder by small icon, large icon, thumnail, etc.

    When I connect my external HDD to my iMac, I can't tell what I am looking at until I double click the icon. And the default photo app seems to be Preview which is hard to manipulate (making photos full screen at the click of a button).

    Does OS X have similar features to Windows where I can view the folders by thumbnail? Because the easiest way I found was to upload everything onto iPhoto. But the point was that I wanted to view what each photo was so I can upload only a few photos into iPhoto.
  2. simsaladimbamba, May 22, 2011
    Last edited: May 22, 2011
  3. McRCN macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2010
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Thanks, just add a "p".

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