Importing photos in iPhoto from external drive..HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trek1500, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. trek1500 macrumors member

    trek1500

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    I hope someone can help me with this...

    I have a ton of photos on a couple of external hard drives that I would love to be able to import into iPhoto to be eventually burned into slideshows on a DVD in iDVD.

    In Windows you can drag and drop...easy enough...but being new to the MAC OS is there a similar feature? I must be dense or something but I can't seem to find anything "simple instruction wise" to help me with this issue.

    Generally..I just need to be able to pull photos off of external drives into iPhoto or iDVD to burn to DVD as slideshows...

    Help!

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Drag and drop! Just drop any folder onto your iPhoto icon on the dock and you're done!
     
  3. trek1500 thread starter macrumors member

    trek1500

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    Thanks! I knew there was an easy fix... :D
     
  4. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    BTW, in most OS X and iLife apps, if you drag something into a window and see a green circle with a plus sign it means you can drag and drop it.
     
  5. trek1500 thread starter macrumors member

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    Great! Thanks! I've had my Mac Mini 5 days now and am totally new to the Mac OS...I'm still learning! :)
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Welcome to Mac ownership and welcome to MacRumors:Forums! You'll find a lot of information both here and on the web. Here are a few resources that may be helpful:

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  7. trek1500 thread starter macrumors member

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    This is fantastic! Thank you very much!
     

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