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#44583 - 05/14/17 06:11 AM Organizing in Photos on iMac
ryck Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
With a recent upgrade to El Capitan all my photos were converted from iPhoto to Photos, and I have maintained all the original iPhoto folders and albums. However, I am now stymied as to importing photos and assigning them to albums.

In iPhoto I would simply click and drag the jpegs to the iPhoto icon in the Dock. They would appear as the last entries in the main library of photos and I would just click and drag them to the desired album(s).

It appears I cannot do that anymore. Here's what happened:

1. I clicked and dragged 3 jpegs from my hard drive to the photos icon in the dock.

2. Those photos appeared in Photos in a folder under the heading "Import".

3. They are not in the "Photos" library even though Photos Help says "By default, the photos and video you import into Photos are stored in the Photos library on your Mac." (And, yes,in Preferences I have checked "Copy items to the Photo library")

4. I tried to click and drag from the folder under "Imports" to the desired album, by first selecting all 3 images. However, as soon as I try to move them, the one I click on de-selects.

5. I tried to do it one at a time, but nothing moves. (However, even if that did work, it'd be an ongoing painfully slow process with several pictures.)

Anyone know how the filing system works.....or have a good link?


Edited by ryck (05/14/17 08:21 AM)
Edit Reason: Question added.
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#44584 - 05/14/17 08:27 AM Re: Organizing in Photos on iMac [Re: ryck]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
The jpegs you dragged in haven't been imported yet.

When you're in that "Import" folder, do you see "Cancel", "Import Selected", and "Import All New Photos" radio buttons in the top right corner (same as you see when you connect your camera)?

When I drag one .png to my Dock icon it winds up in "Last Import", but multiples go to "Import", and after I click on "Import All (or Selected)..." my imports move to "Last Import", from where I'm able to distribute them to various albums.

PS: Time to upgrade your sig to El Cap.
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#44585 - 05/14/17 12:39 PM Re: Organizing in Photos on iMac [Re: artie505]
ryck Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Originally Posted By: artie505
When I drag one .png to my Dock icon it winds up in "Last Import", but multiples go to "Import", and after I click on "Import All (or Selected)..." my imports move to "Last Import", from where I'm able to distribute them to various albums.

Worked great. Thanks.

Originally Posted By: artie505
PS: Time to upgrade your sig to El Cap.

Done....along with change of email. Thanks for the reminder.
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iMac (Retina 5K, 27", 2017), 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 2400 MHz DDR4
OS High Sierra 10.13.6
Canon MX710 Printer
Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
Time Machine on 320GB OWC Mercury OTG Pro
Carbon Copy Clone on 500GB OWC Mercury OTG Pro

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