How to Import an iPhone Camera Roll to iPhoto

Written by paul kemp
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The iPhone works seamlessly with Apple's iPhoto photographic organising program, allowing you to import your photos in just a few clicks. You can import your entire iPhone camera roll, or a special selection using iPhoto, where you can then tag, share and edit your images for future use.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • iPhone USB cable

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  1. 1

    Connect the iPhone to your Mac and open iPhoto on your computer.

  2. 2

    Select your iPhone from the "Devices" column at iPhoto's left-hand side. Your camera roll will be displayed in the main window at the right. Enter text in the "Event Name" field for your camera roll photos, or for the photos that you will import if you want them to be organised into an iPhoto event once they are imported.

  3. 3

    Click the "Import All" button at the top of iPhoto to import the entire camera roll. To select specific photos from the roll, click on one that you want to import and press "Command" while clicking on the rest to select them. Click the "Import Selected" button to import these photos into iPhoto.

  4. 4

    Click on the desire option between deleting the original photos from your iPhone or keeping them following the import, in the dialogue box that appears.

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