Photo Transfer

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by askj, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. askj macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I am new to mac and I put all my photos on mac from my camera. I want those same files to be on my windows pc also. I have jpeg as well as NEF (raw) files. So I am thinking that I may need some kind of browser to select photos/files I want to transfer from mac to my external hard drive.
    Please help..
     
  2. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

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    Tell us a bit more ...
    Do you transfer via disk ?

    If the dis formatted in a way that Windows can read it ?

    Did you just tried the "finder" to copy files to disk ?

    Do you have any kind of network (cable, wireless) ?
     
  3. askj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes

    Do you transfer via disk ?

    Yes I have USB drive

    If the dis formatted in a way that Windows can read it ?
    Yes, I can see that disk in windows and MAC

    Did you just tried the "finder" to copy files to disk ?
    I tried using finder, but I could not locate the pictures as files.

    Do you have any kind of network (cable, wireless) ?

    Yes, Mac and windows pc both are in wireless network.
     
  4. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

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    ok, so how did you copied the images to your Mac ? I'm a Canon-man and insert the CF card in a reader and copy card to disk. how you do it? does Nikon provide some software ?
     
  5. askj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Same

    Its same, insert the SD card directly to macbook air and it shows the Nikon, then iPhoto pick up the files and then I imported.
     
  6. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

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    we coming closer ...

    I don't really use iPhoto but I'm sure there is an export function. Once you select an image (or multiple) you should be able to export them to disk;
    look into the file-menu.

    I prefer Bibble Pro (now owned by Corel with a new name) as raw file converter.
     
  7. askj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Isn't there a direct file access in MAC? I was thinking of copying the files directly.

    I saw the export function in iPhoto, the issue is that its asking me that it will have .jpeg extension also it may modify the files for size and quality.
     
  8. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    I might be wrong but while import to iPhoto you might "loose" already the NEF file; I guess it get converted at that time. I can be wrong but as raw files are like negatives I only trust file system to store; never smart programs like iPhoto.

    I don't have access to my Mac right now; I will have a look to tomorrow and import one of my .cr2 files.
     
  9. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Here's what I learned today (I still have iPhoto '09):

    1) I was wrong and iPhoto keep the raw file (in my case .cr2; I assume your NEF's are handled the same way)

    2) You can export the file and choose "Original"; that will extract the raw file as it got imported to a destination you can choose (i.e. your external disk)

    3) Another way would be to copy the files direct from the iPhoto file; but I suggest to do that later once your got more familiar with the Mac overall

    Let us know how it went with the export of originals ...
     

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