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 Photos.app. 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 Photos.app to import chugs for hours and appears to do very little. I am looking for a better way. Any help would be greatly appreciated!