Selective import in iPhoto

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  1. gpb01 macrumors newbie

    gpb01

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    On an external firewire 800 hard disk, I have a lot of photos, both in RAW (.nef) format and in "developed" JPG format.

    I would like to import my photos in iPhoto '08, but just the JPG and not the RAW.

    Unfortunately, if I select the directory where the photos are, iPhoto import both the JPG and the RAW :(

    There is a way to "filter" the import and to select just one kind of images (e.g. only .jpg) ?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestion :)

    Guglielmo
     
  2. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    I would navigate to your external drive in Finder, and make sure the Finder view is in list view. Then continue to your photos folder. Open that, and then sort by "Kind". The JPG's and RAW files should separate. Then select the ones you want (I suggest selecting the first one you want, and then shift click the last. that will select all in between) and drag them on top of the iPhoto icon in the dock.
     
  3. gpb01 thread starter macrumors newbie

    gpb01

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    Sorry, maybe I miss to say that ... I have hundred of directory with tens of thousands of photos (I'm a photographer :) ) ... and ... I would like just to select the disk and filter wich kind of files to import (e.g. just .jpg) ;)

    Manually ... is really a nightmare :D

    Guglielmo
     
  4. decksnap macrumors 68040

    decksnap

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    Can't you make a smart folder that pulls the contents of all of those folders IF they are jpegs only? Then import from there.
     
  5. gpb01 thread starter macrumors newbie

    gpb01

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    Mmm ... YES, this can be a good idea ! :)

    Thanks a lot !

    Guglielmo
     

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