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Shelbyw7
08-28-2015, 10:07 AM
I use Yosemite, and have Photos on my computer. If I try and import pictures from an SDHC card (which is inserted in the card reader on the computer) to Photos, I am unable to find the SDHC card file in the desktop file.
In the past, this wasn't a problem. I was always able to import pictures from the desktop folder. I also use Picasa and Nikons View NX2. Are these programs some how interfering with the import to Photos? Any help is appreciated!

RadDave
08-28-2015, 01:33 PM
Hello - please provide specs on your computer (i.e. model/year); first, I would suggest checking in Finder and in the Sidebar feature - see attached pic to determine if your SDHC card is mounted (should appear as shown w/ the blue arrow; SD card from my old Lumix camera) and also look at the two tabs in 'Finder Preferences' to see if the appropriate boxes are checked for your drives to appear? Second, if the SD is not shown as mounted, have you tried another one, i.e. your card under discussion could have a problem? Dave :)

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Shelbyw7
08-28-2015, 04:12 PM
Imac 21.5, late 2009; 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 OS 10.10.5

I did as you suggested and in the sidebar everything is checked, and the SD card is listed under all my files.

In checking the desktop folder the SD card is not listed....

chscag
08-28-2015, 08:45 PM
Something's not right. The SD card should be listed under "Devices" as Dave has indicated in his screen shot. I just inserted a 16 GB SD card that I have and it appeared under "Devices" just like Dave's. It does not show up under "All my Files". Your SD card could be defective but first make sure that the protect switch on the card is in the correct position (if the card has a switch).

Shelbyw7
08-29-2015, 07:46 AM
Let me apologize.....The SD was listed under devices in the all my files column. I should have been a little bit clearer on that. So everything is checked and the card is under devices. What am I doing wrong?

RadDave
08-29-2015, 11:36 AM
I use Yosemite, and have Photos on my computer. If I try and import pictures from an SDHC card (which is inserted in the card reader on the computer) to Photos, I am unable to find the SDHC card file in the desktop file.
In the past, this wasn't a problem. I was always able to import pictures from the desktop folder. I also use Picasa and Nikons View NX2. Are these programs some how interfering with the import to Photos? Any help is appreciated!

Hi again - please see the statements quoted above in bold - I'm not completely sure what you mean by 'desktop file' - when I plug in an camera's SD card, the dialog box shown below appears - is this what you are also seeing or something else? If the latter, can you post an image. BTW, I don't import my images into a program, i.e. prefer to go into Finder, open the card, and then do my transfers to the Pictures folder - from there you are then open to multiple choices. Let us know - Dave
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Shelbyw7
08-30-2015, 08:59 AM
I figured out that if I opened a new folder on my desktop, and transferred the pictures from the memory card to that folder, that I would then be able to import the pictures to Photo. I think at least part of my problem is that I have a couple of photo programs that are fighting over who should import the pictures. Thanks to all for the help. It is really appreciated!!!

RadDave
08-30-2015, 12:32 PM
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I figured out that if I opened a new folder on my desktop, and transferred the pictures from the memory card to that folder, that I would then be able to import the pictures to Photo. I think at least part of my problem is that I have a couple of photo programs that are fighting over who should import the pictures. Thanks to all for the help. It is really appreciated!!!

Hi again, why not just transfer your images from the SD card to the 'Pictures' folder in Finder (as shown in my previous posted image)? - there folders can be made easily - I have over four dozen mainly related to travels.

Concerning your question of the multiple photo apps conflicting w/ each other, that might relate to the 'default' you have set to open the images and/or to how the 'preferences' are setup in the programs - to check the former, simply right-click on an image and select 'Get info' - the dialog box shown below should appear - look at the 'Open with:' choice (e.g. my JPEG images are defaulted to open in Preview - connected blue arrow) - use the drop down box to view your choices or select others - if you want to make a program the 'universal' default, then select 'Change All...' (red arrow) - let us know if any of these suggestions are useful. Dave :)

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