Noob needs help with photos, and stuff

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AxelMonkey, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. AxelMonkey macrumors regular

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    Im new to mac, I just transfered all my photos from my windows PC to and SD card, now to the Mac,... is there not a folder to put them in or do I have to create my own in the "documents" folder.. or is there a better way to do this without all of them being cluttered??
     
  2. Matt-Man-Plus macrumors regular

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    You can use iPhoto. Just Drag the photos into the icon in the dock.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Put them in the Pictures folder in your home folder (the one with your user name).
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Select all of the photos and drag them onto this icon in your Dock:

    Edit: Damn you guys are fast today.
     

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  5. AxelMonkey thread starter macrumors regular

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    and what if I have aperture?
     
  6. AxelMonkey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perfect! Thanks All im trying to do is move stuff from windows pc, to the mac. ill import and all the fancy stuff later.
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Don't. Otherwise you'll end up with two copies when you import.

    Importing into Aperture is incredibly easy:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/68829/aperture-import.mov
     
  8. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    1) Put the photos in a folder on the desktop.

    2) Bring up iPhoto and import the phots from that above folder

    3) Drag the folder from the desktop to the trash

    4) Connect and external disk and set up Time machine. Then make at least one more backup manually

    50 Back to iphoto... Add meta data tags to you photos and creat some smart albums and let your images sort themselves in to the smart albums.

    Don't worry where iPhoto puts your photos (It will be in the iphoto library folder in the photos folder but you don't need to know this.
     
  9. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    Doing this will make extra work for you -- it is ithe Windows way. Import directly into iPhoto as described herein, and save yourself a lot of extra work and a lot of extra drive space. Let the software work for you, not you work for the software. Macs are made to be easy, Windows is not. Micromanaging is out!
     

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