11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2012 12:14 PM by BDAqua
tonyhelm Level 1 Level 1

I am new to the world of mac and am trying to transfer pictures from my pc to the mac.  I have them on the mac but how do I get them in i-photo? 

Mac mini
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Hi Tony & welcome,


    How did you transfer them?


    If you can see them on your Mac, use iPhoto>File>Import to Library.

  • BobH47 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm also new and just starting to look at my photos. At the moment the whole collection (masses) are neatly filed in folders by day and by year in 'Pictures'.


    If I import them into iPhoto will I be duplicating them? In other words will I now have two versions in different places within the 'pictures' folder?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Hi Bob, I don't know, I don't use iPhoto, I use GraphicConverter so I can keep my pics where I want... & do more with them...




    GraphicConverter has a powerful Browse Folder function, & many tools for manipulation, & you can keep your Pics wherever you want.

  • BobH47 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you. How di I give you a green tick? (I owe someone else an orange star!)



  • John Hammer1 Level 4 Level 4

    I agree with BD that GraphicConverter is amazing and well worth its price. However, iPhoto is fine and you should at least start with it.


    When you import to iPhoto, it will do nothing to your original photos: They will not be deleted, moved, or modified. iPhoto will create its own iPhoto Library which will appear to the Finder (and thus to you) as a single file but is actually a bundle of all your photos. If you have a very large number of photos (tens of thousands) and are short on storage space, maybe you have cause to be concerned; but most likely not, a hundred gigabytes or even more isn't going to fill up a new Mac's drive.

  • BobH47 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you John,


    Most helpful,


    Ok I'll try iPhoto first and if I need more I will give Graphic Converter a go.


    Up until now I have always fought shy of applications that don't use traditional filing. Maybe I will edit in iPhoto and then export as I have done before....

  • tonyhelm Level 1 Level 1

    I imported them with a thumb drive.  I show them on my home screen and can view them but can't figure out how to import them into i-photo.  I opened i-photo and don't see any menu that says file or import photos? 

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Hmmm, under iPhoto's File Menu item, what are the choices???

    iPhotoImportTo Library.gif

  • BobH47 Level 1 Level 1

    Ah! Well thank you anyway!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10