Image Capture: Import to Photos.App

Discussion in 'macOS' started by davidmt, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. davidmt macrumors newbie


    May 19, 2006
    I've duplicated this on two machines, so either I'm a dummy or there is a bug:

    On Image Capture, you can choose where to "import to" at the bottom of the screen. There are options for some of the standard folders, but also choices for Photos, iPhoto, Mail and Preview. When choosing Photos, it imports the files to "Pictures" in the user folder - and NOT into the

    Has anyone had any success with this?

    I am helping a friend attempt to import 28000 photos from her iPhone into an old 2009 Macbook. Using to import chugs for hours and appears to do very little. I am looking for a better way.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here

    connect the iPhone.

    In Image Capture, in the bottom left corner, "Connecting this iPhone opens" : select "Photos".

    Now eject the iPhone, quit Image Capture, connect the iPhone again : Photos will open and you will be able to import the files to Photos.
  3. davidmt thread starter macrumors newbie


    May 19, 2006
    Thank you, I just saw this.
    That does indeed work.

    I was hoping it would import "behind the scenes" into Photos, but looks like it simply open the application. The problem my friend is having is the import begins, the progress bar shows up but never moves. It essentially freezes at that point.

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