How Do I Load Photos

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  1. xvigauge macrumors member

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    Before I go blindly into this one, I'm going to ask for guidance from the experienced Mac folks on the forum. I have a Sony camera and it has a Sony 8GB memory card. How can I transfer the pictures on the memory card to a file on my MacBook Pro Sierra OS? It looks like on the right side of the lap top there is a 1 1/4" slot that looks like a memory card would slide into. Is that it? Do I just slide in the memory card and wait for further instructions to pop up? Or do I have to open some file first and then slide in the memory card? does the memory card have to be installed with some kind of software first or formatted in some way? What else do I need to know? Thanks in advance for your help.
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  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    just insert the SD card into the SD card reader.

    The application Photos will automatically open and offer you to import the pictures/videos.

    Done.
     
  3. xvigauge thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Bruno09. I will give it a try and report what happens.
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  4. xvigauge thread starter macrumors member

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    I was able to get the photos to show up on the computer but only as long as the card was installed. I really only wanted these pictures to show up just long enough to load onto an eBay listing for something I am selling and I don't need these pics to be on the computer anyway. But, how do I put them into a file and keep them on the computer after the card is removed?
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  5. Bruno09, Jan 2, 2017
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    Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    After you have inserted the SD card, quit Photos, and launch the app Image Capture from the Applications folder.

     
  6. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    Insert your SD Card

    open your browser to the eBay listing you're trying to create

    once your at the point of the listing to upload photos, go ahead and tap upload and navigate to the SD card

    Select the photos for the listing and let them upload

    Once the listing is finished and loaded, you can remove the SD card

    Alternatively, you can copy the pics from the SD card to your Desktop (or anywhere for that matter) and select the photos for your eBay list from wherever it was that you saved them to (i.e. Desktop)
     
  7. xvigauge thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't see Image Capture anywhere. I was able to get the photos to go into some temporary (I guess) folder and then load them onto ebay. When the card was removed, the photos went away. I think what I should do is to insert the SD card and then go to "Photos" click on file and try to go from there if I want to save the photos on the computer somewhere. Otherwise, I don't get it.
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  8. bcave098 macrumors 6502

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    Apple has a support website with articles that explain how to use features. To import photos in to Photos, follow this article, and this article for Image Capture (which is located in /Applications).
     

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