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iPhoto 5 - importing questions
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reemas
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Jan 23, 2005, 11:46 AM
 
is there any way to "selectively" import certain photos from my digital camera? i know in image capture you can do this.

i ask because i shoot lots of photos and often the name and description for one set of pictures on my camera, isn't the same for the other photos on my camera.

any ideas if selective importing is possible?

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Jan 29, 2005, 01:08 AM
 
no that I know of, but oftentimes your camera will come with software that will read directly from the memory card, allowing you to selectively add photos to your drive. then just drop them into iphoto.
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Jan 29, 2005, 01:53 AM
 
Not in iPhoto. You can use Image Capture to do this though. (it's in your Applications folder)
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 02:59 PM
 
It's stupid this functionality isn't in iPhoto. Using Image Capture is fine, but it adds a step if you use iPhoto, as you have to double import. Meh.
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 03:56 PM
 
A feature that has been asked for since version one. Keep sending feedback. Maybe someday...

iPhoto 5 is really nice. Much faster on our machines.
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 04:02 PM
 
kcmac, in what aspects does iPhoto5 seem faster? It feels very sluggish to me on my iMac 1.8/2GB. How many photos are in your library?
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Jan 30, 2005, 04:09 PM
 
We have over 2500 photos on our iMac. About 600 on my PB.

Scrolling is much better. Seems the thumbnails are less detailed when moving fast. When you slow down or stop, they turn sharp.

Also like that you can just double click on a photo and it enlarges for viewing or editing and that double clicking again turns it back into a thumbnail. That also equates to faster or speedier to me.
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 04:34 PM
 
Thanks for the reply! I decided to "rebuild" the library by holding down option+Apple when iPhoto is launched. It took a while, but things seem a little bit better now. Still not what I expect on my iMac, though.
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