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iPhoto ’11: The Macintosh iLife Guide to using iPhoto with OS X Lion and iCloud by Jim Heid, Michael E. Cohen, Dennis R. Cohen

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More Ways to Import Photos

Most people import photos directly from a camera using the technique I described on the previous pages. But you have more than one way to get photos into iPhoto.

A media reader is a great way to import photos from a camera’s memory card. In fact, if you have a relatively recent iMac or MacBook, your Mac may already have an SD card slot built-in. In that case, if your camera uses an SD or SDXC memory card (many do), you can insert the card into it to transfer photos. (Apple explains the card slot in the support article at support.apple.com/kb/HT3553.)

If your Mac doesn’t have such a slot, plug the reader into your Mac, then insert the memory card into the reader. Because you aren’t using your camera to transfer photos, ...

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