How to copy photos from camera onto the HDD?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bchreng, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. bchreng macrumors 6502a

    bchreng

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    It seriously can't be this difficult. I have some photos and videos on my digicam that I'd like to put onto my new whitebook. I connected the camera via USB and can preview the pictures via iPhoto. I tried selecting some photos and dragging them onto the desktop but they won't copy over. I can't seem to access the contents of the camera any other way other than iPhoto. I figured it would show up as an external drive or something but it doesn't.

    With that said, how do I copy the pictures from my camera onto my computer?

    edit: it's from a Canon PS850IS if that helps at all.
     
  2. parish macrumors 65816

    parish

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    I think that the camera will only show up as a mounted disk if it is a USB Mass Storage device. My EOS 400D doesn't which I assume is because it's PTP not USB MS.

    Can you not d/l a Mac version of the manufacturer's s/w? I use that to d/l photos from my camera, save them to a folder, then import them into Aperture.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    I believe Image Capture.app will allow you to do this. It's in your Utilities folder.
     
  4. bchreng thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bchreng

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    You're right. I wanted to avoid downloading and installing extra software if possible. I just figured out the best workaround for this is to use a memory card reader. I just borrowed the one from my desktop and it shows up as a mass storage device.

    Thanks for the help!

    mods feel free to close this thread. :)
     

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