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Kezman50

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Like a lot I'm trying the New Photos App..... and there is a lot of things I'm not digging compared to iPhoto......

My apologies if this has been covered in another answer but my main question at this stage is.... How do you un-mount/eject your device? In iPhoto we all know that a right click will get you the unmount option, but with Photos, there is no alternate click option on the device. It, as expected doesn't appear in Finder and there is no external device put on the Desktop.

In my case the device I'm connecting is a Cannon G15 camera via USB, it recognises the camera but any import of photos crashes half way through....and like I've said with no obvious way to eject the device safely, I don't like the feeling of possibly corrupting files.

Could it be the new way is to simply physically disconnect the device now rather than instruct the mac to unmount?

Thanks guys...
 

Morod

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Good question! I'm using a Canon SD 870 and I couldn't find an "unmount device" option anywhere.
Another question. In iPhoto you had the option to delete pictures from your camera after importing them to iPhoto. I can't find in Photos anyplace to do that either.
(Since you posted the above on 04/13/2015 and I'm the first responder, I guess I won't hold my breath waiting for an answer. But it would be nice to know.
 

Morod

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I think I figured out the answer to my second question above:
When my camera is connected to my iMac, and Photos is open, a fifth option appears in the title bar. Besides Photos, Shared, Albums, and Projects, Import is added. When on the Import option, check the box that says Delete Items After Importing.
This should do it.
Still can't find any way to unmount the camera.
 

Dave Braine

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There should be a standard "Eject" symbol next to the Camera icon in the sidebar.
 

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dawno

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There should be a standard "Eject" symbol next to the Camera icon in the sidebar.

Ok, I know this is an old thread, but I finally updated to El Capitan and am having the same problem unmounting my camera. (A Canon Powershot G16) When the sidebar is open, there is no eject button. I've tried right clicking on it, control, command, option clicking etc., but an eject symbol never appears and I am forced to just unplug the USB cable.

Another poster suggested ticking the "delete photos after import" box, but I do not want to do that. Does anyone have any idea as to what I should be doing? Is it ok to simply unplug the cable?
 

firedept

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Have you looked in Finder in the sidebar if you camera shows. If it does, it should have an eject button, just eject from there.
 

dawno

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Yes, I've looked in finder, but the camera doesn't show up there. I've also looked on my desktop to see if it's mounted there, but it's not. Here's a screencap showing that there is no eject button. It's very odd to me, but I've only been using this OS for about 5 days or so at this point. Still getting accustomed to the Photos app, I'm not a big fan of the iOS app, and not exactly thrilled with this Mac app yet.
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dawno

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Thank you for the apple discussion link - I was about to search there. I do have my preferences set to show external disks. This is just very odd to me, and unplugging it without ejecting it seems wrong, but based on what I've read in that other thread, it seems ok to do so.
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Morod

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Maybe this will help. I have no eject symbol next to my Canon Powershot camera either, so I opened Photos Help to see if they mention this. Help says to simply disconnect the camera. #7 covers it so I just turn off my camera and unplug it. I've copied the entire subject here:

Import photos from a camera or mobile device
To bring photos in to the Photos app, you can connect a camera, iOS device, or other mobile device to your computer and import the photos from there.

You can also import photos from a camera’s memory card. To find out how, see Import photos and video from storage media.

Open Photos for me

Import photos from a camera or iOS device
  1. Connect a camera, iPad, iPhone, or other iOS device to your computer with a USB cable.

  2. Make sure the camera or device is turned on and the camera is set to the correct mode for importing photos.

    For information on which mode to choose, see the instructions provided with your camera. If your camera has a “sleep” mode, make sure it’s disabled or set to a time increment long enough to allow your images to download.

  3. Open Photos (if it isn’t already open), then click Import in the toolbar.

    Note: The Import button only appears when a camera or storage device is connected.

    S0100_ImportiPad.png

    Photos displays all the photos and videos on the device.

    Tip: If you want Photos to open whenever you connect this device, click the Action button
    IL_ActionButton_osx.png
    , then choose “Open Photos for this device.”

  4. If you want to delete photos from the camera after importing them, click the Action button
    IL_ActionButton_osx.png
    , then choose “Delete items after import.”

  5. Do one of the following:
    • Import all new photos: Click Import All New Photos.

    • Import a selection of photos: Click the photos you want to import, then click Import Selected.
  6. If a message asks whether you want to delete or keep the photos on your camera after they’re imported, click Delete Items to remove the photos, or click Keep Items to keep them on the camera.

    Photos imports your photos. To cancel importing, click Stop Import.

  7. When all photos have been imported, disconnect the camera or device from your computer.
Imported photos appear in the Last Import album in Albums view.

If you have photos taken with a film camera, you can import them into Photos by converting them to digital files (using the Image Capture app and a home scanner). After importing the digital files into Photos, you can edit them and add them to albums and projects, just as you can any other digital photos. You can also use the Image Capture app to set Photos to open automatically whenever you connect your camera. For more information, open Image Capture in the Applications folder, then choose Help > Image Capture Help.

Tip: You can change the date and time of scanned images in Photos; select the image and choose Image > Adjust Date and Time.
 

dawno

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Jan 7, 2016
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One thing I find very odd is when I connect my camera using a USB cable, there is no way to eject it from Photos, yet, if I import pix directly from the same SD card via the reader slot, I must eject it.

It just seems wrong to not eject the device before unplugging it, but that's what I've been doing and it doesn't seem there has been any negative impact.
 

maroondoor

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Sep 15, 2016
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Yes, I've looked in finder, but the camera doesn't show up there. I've also looked on my desktop to see if it's mounted there, but it's not. Here's a screencap showing that there is no eject button. It's very odd to me, but I've only been using this OS for about 5 days or so at this point. Still getting accustomed to the Photos app, I'm not a big fan of the iOS app, and not exactly thrilled with this Mac app yet.
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Depends what device you're using. With a LAPTOP, here's where I finally found the "disconnect usb camera/sd" button in Photos. It's simply along the top, instead of down the side as it was in the old iPhoto

photos disconnect usb.png
 

Morod

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Depends what device you're using. With a LAPTOP, here's where I finally found the "disconnect usb camera/sd" button in Photos. It's simply along the top, instead of down the side as it was in the old iPhoto

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Thanks for the tip, maroondoor, but it doesn't work for my late 2007 iMac. My camera, a Canon ELPH 360HS, is listed at the top as you show, but there is no unmount button beside it.
So I'll just keep turning it off and "pulling the plug", so to speak. Thanks again for the post, and I hope it helps somebody here.
 

Ritsuka

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It depends if your camera uses the usb mass storage protocol or PTP. PTP does not need to be ejected.
 
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