As you look over the thumbnails in the Import pane, you see some shots that you just know you aren’t going to want. So why waste time importing them to begin with? You can be selective and import only those shots you want.
When iPhoto finishes importing, it displays a message asking if you’d like to keep or delete the original photos from the camera.
I recommend clicking Keep Originals. It’s best to erase your memory card using your camera’s controls. Specifically, use your camera’s “format” command, not its “delete all” function.
What’s the difference? Formatting the card ...