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macular
05-30-2017, 05:43 PM
Recently switched from a Motorola Droid to a LG G3. I generally do not store photos on my phone. and transferring my photos onto Photo was the same process but I am recently having some issues...

A. When I plug in the USB, my most recent photos load onto the page under "New Photos". Other photos are above them under "Already Imported 20 Photos". A couple of them are old photos that are still on my phone but others are random. Why are these listed?

B. Normally, I can click on Import, then Select All under Edi then click Export under File.

Under all of the headings (Photos, Shared, etc.), it states "Importing 181 photos" but I see no progress.

I have tried to click "Select All" under Edit which puts a check mark on each photo and then I click "Export" under File and nothing happens.

C. It has also been importing pixelated versions of each photo which I am forced to delete.

For the last two days a little screen stated...shutting down Photos. I finally restarted the computer to make that disappear.

OS X El Capitan

10.11.6

chscag
05-30-2017, 08:52 PM
Try importing your photos with the Image Capture application instead of directly importing them into the Photos application. You can then separate them and move whatever photos you wish to your Photos library.

macular
05-30-2017, 11:11 PM
Never heard of Image Capture, did a search and fogbound this in an Apple forum "image capture can be found using Launch Pad. By default it is in the folder titled other.

Alternatively you can use Finder to open the Applications folder."

I do not see a folder entitled "other".

Now, when I click on the time clock, a bar shows "Importing 181 Photos". It is half way blue. I click the X and nothing happens.

pm-r
05-31-2017, 12:06 AM
fogbound this in an Apple forum "image capture can be found


Thy this basic Mac method:

When in the Finder, click the Go (menu) -> click Applications -> double-click Image Capture that will be in the Applications folder.

Rod Sprague
05-31-2017, 02:29 AM
Image Capture is a native (already loaded) Utility in your Application Folder inside a sub folder which may be called Utilities or Other.

chscag
05-31-2017, 02:54 AM
Nope, the Image Capture application is located directly in your Applications folder not in utilities or a sub folder.

Rod Sprague
05-31-2017, 03:13 AM
Looks like Other to me:

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chscag
05-31-2017, 04:24 AM
As long as I can remember, it's been located in the Applications folder. You may have moved it somewhere else. What is that "Other" folder? It looks like something you created? OS X has always had Applications and then "Utilities" as a sub folder to Applications. Image Capture has always been in the Applications folder unless you moved it somewhere else like in your "Other" folder.

IWT
05-31-2017, 04:56 AM
Yes, I agree with chscag.

I have never seen "Other" in any OS back to, and including, Snow Leopard.

And Image Capture has always been in Applications.

There are a number of apps, apparently, that will let you organise apps according to your own preferences; and, of course, one can do this natively and manually in Launchpad.

Ian

EDIT Your picture, Rod, looks as if it is from Launchpad??

macular
05-31-2017, 10:25 AM
I need to have my eyes checked. Other was front and center when I opened launch pad.

I watched a quick video, plugged in my phone, imported to Others, made a folder and placed it on my desktop.

Clicked on the folder and it is empty.

Tried moving to Photos but when I try to open it says that it is closing down. Definitely a bug is photos.

Rod Sprague
05-31-2017, 11:34 AM
Yes, I agree with chscag.

I have never seen "Other" in any OS back to, and including, Snow Leopard.

And Image Capture has always been in Applications.

There are a number of apps, apparently, that will let you organise apps according to your own preferences; and, of course, one can do this natively and manually in Launchpad.

Ian

EDIT Your picture, Rod, looks as if it is from Launchpad??

Yes, it is Launchpad. Our OP seems to have had no problem locating it that way. Of course if you guys are stuck back in the Finder Window era you may not have seen this view before. Note that the Application Folder structure does not mirror the Launchpad view. But then you would know that if you had looked.

IWT
05-31-2017, 11:56 AM
@macular

May I, with respect, take you through using Image Capture, because I suspect that there might have been a slight flaw in the proceedings:)

On your Desktop, create a Folder (Right click on an empty space on the Desktop, and choose create new Folder). Give it a name, say, "Phone Pics".

Connect your iPhone directly to your Mac via USB (avoid a hub).

Open Finder, then Click on Applications, then double click on Image Capture to open it.

When Image Capture opens, it will recognise your iPhone, under Devices (on the left, at the top).

Click on the iPhone icon. It will probably ask you to unlock your phone. Do this in your usual manner (Passcode or Fingerprint).

Now you will see all your pictures to the right.

Select all those you wish to Import. (Do this by holding down Command and left-clicking on those to be selected).

At the bottom, to the right, is the Import "button". But before you click on it - check the destination - to the left where it says "Import To". By default, this is into the app called "Pictures".

You can, of course, keep that; but I suggest you click on the up-and-down triangles, then select Desktop.

Then click on Import (Not Import All).

Your selected pictures will now appear on the Desktop.

Close out of Image Capture and Finder.

Go to your Desktop. Move them to your previously created "Phone Pics" Folder. And there you are. Now you can do what you like with them.

You could, for example, Open the Photos app, Click on File in the top Menu Bar and choose Import.

This will open a window which will allow you to select Desktop and, from there, your "Phone Pics' Folder. Then Import these to Photos.

They are arranged, by default, in date order so you might not see them at the bottom of your pictures. If not, click on "Last Import", found on the left. And there they will be, ready for editing, or not.

I've just been through this entire procedure as I posted - it works!

Ian

IWT
05-31-2017, 12:07 PM
Yes, it is Launchpad. Our OP seems to have had no problem locating it that way. Of course if you guys are stuck back in the Finder Window era you may not have seen this view before. Note that the Application Folder structure does not mirror the Launchpad view. But then you would know that if you had looked.

No offence, Rod.

I was merely clarifying the difference between Finder > Applications and Launchpad.

And you're quite right, I am rather stuck on the Finder Window method.:Blushing:

It's just my way. I've never really found Launchpad helpful, though many have. In fact, for most purposes, I usually hit Cmd + Spacebar to open Spotlight and type in the first couple of letters of the app and hit enter. I have arranged Spotlight so that Applications are top of the list.

I have to say that I rarely use Spotlight for anything else, preferring "EasyFind" or "FindAnyFile" for searches. Each to his own, eh?

Ian

pm-r
05-31-2017, 12:53 PM
And you're quite right, I am rather stuck on the Finder Window method.


Likewise!!

I think I've tried using the Launchpad a few times and decided it was just a waste of time and created extra steps when other better methods are already available. At lest for me and my usage. :[

And no, I don't usually use Apple idea of "Stacks" for a folder of useful or often used stuff either.

But it's nice that we have a choice as a user. ;)




- Patrick
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chscag
05-31-2017, 03:33 PM
I think I've tried using the Launchpad a few times and decided it was just a waste of time and created extra steps when other better methods are already available. At lest for me and my usage.

Have to strongly agree with Patrick on this one. To me Launchpad reminds me of my Windows days when I had various menu launchers and other fancy application launchers. Not needed with OS X in my opinion.

Your choice to use it of course. However, apparently the OP still has the same problem.

@macular: No bug with Photos. We still haven't figured out what you're doing or not doing, but I can assure you that Image Capture works as it should.

pm-r
05-31-2017, 05:38 PM
Not needed with OS X in my opinion.


And one can add "Mission Control" to that list as well as far as I'm concerned, and another Mac OS X "feature" I really couldn't see the real sense or use of.

Maybe I should also add and include: Mission Control, Expose, Split Screen & Spaces. The good ol' Finder works fine for my use.

PS: One old OS X feature I do miss was the ability to right-click an alias of a folder that was placed in the Dock to make any selection easy and better than any "stack" configuration.

Now, back to the regular program and hopefully we'll hear back from the OP. ;)





- Patrick
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macular
05-31-2017, 10:54 PM
IWT...thanks but I have an LG G3

I tried selecting each photo individually, tried selecting all and tried just selecting one photo and the wheel just spins so I cannot get past suggestion #9.

Rod Sprague
06-01-2017, 02:31 AM
No offence, Rod.

I was merely clarifying the difference between Finder > Applications and Launchpad.

And you're quite right, I am rather stuck on the Finder Window method.:Blushing:

It's just my way. I've never really found Launchpad helpful, though many have. In fact, for most purposes, I usually hit Cmd + Spacebar to open Spotlight and type in the first couple of letters of the app and hit enter. I have arranged Spotlight so that Applications are top of the list.

I have to say that I rarely use Spotlight for anything else, preferring "EasyFind" or "FindAnyFile" for searches. Each to his own, eh?

Ian

Hey Ian, that's what I do too (hit Command + Spacebar). Spotlight may be a bit underused I think but it does some things really well if you set it up properly. I use the F4 key to open Launchpad (don't bother to keep it on the dock) and enter the first letter of the app I want. Really fast and easy. I haven't had to open the Applications folder itself for a long time except to get around rare SIP restrictions.

Rod Sprague
06-01-2017, 03:21 AM
Funny, I'm sorry this has nothing to do with solving the OP's problem, but because Launchpad is so similar to portable desktop displays I wondered if this was the future direction of Apple file display.

Rod Sprague
06-01-2017, 03:29 AM
And one can add "Mission Control" to that list as well as far as I'm concerned, and another Mac OS X "feature" I really couldn't see the real sense or use of.

Maybe I should also add and include: Mission Control, Expose, Split Screen & Spaces. The good ol' Finder works fine for my use.

PS: One old OS X feature I do miss was the ability to right-click an alias of a folder that was placed in the Dock to make any selection easy and better than any "stack" configuration.

Now, back to the regular program and hopefully we'll hear back from the OP. ;)





- Patrick
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Oh Patrick, I'm shocked. I use Hot Corners and Expose constantly. Put my cursor in the top right corner, show all my open windows, move them to new desktops or choose which one to bring to the front. How do you manage without that? Oh, perhaps your are using a large screen desktop device. I make do with a 12.5" MBP. When real estate is limited a lot of these system options become essentials.

IWT
06-01-2017, 04:35 AM
IWT...thanks but I have an LG G3

I tried selecting each photo individually, tried selecting all and tried just selecting one photo and the wheel just spins so I cannot get past suggestion #9.

Thank you for posting back. Much appreciated.

I don't think the type of phone matters if it has a camera - I could be wrong because I've never tried it; but my understanding is that any "camera" will be recognised by Image Capture.

Just so that I'm clear in my mind, macular; how far did you get before the spinning wheel? Did you get Image Capture to open? Did you see your pictures listed as thumbnails? I'm guessing "yes" to all of these from your statement.

The spinning wheel starts - when you select a picture or only when you attempt to Import it? I'm trying to get to the exact "sticking point".

Thanks

Ian

macular
06-01-2017, 09:54 AM
IWT-THanks for your help!

Yes to all of the above.

I unplugged the phone last night and this morning, Image Capture was saying that import was canceled due to phone being unplugged.

Plugged it in again this morning and selecting Import All and it quickly imported all to the desktop. Tried to select all and moved them into the folder that I had created on my desktop. I would like to move them into Photo but when I click on the icon, a little box appears stating "closing the library".

I believe that I need to experiment more but do not have time since I need to run off to work.

pm-r
06-01-2017, 01:32 PM
Oh, perhaps your are using a large screen desktop device. I make do with a 12.5" MBP. When real estate is limited a lot of these system options become essentials.


Yes Rod, my iMac 27" display does help. ;D

And even my old 15" MBPro usually provides me with enough space.

I sometimes will use the minimize app window shortcut and/or hide a running app if space is tight or just too cluttered and distracting.

Nice to have all the various choices a user might need the OS can provide for the user to use eh??? :Smirk:






- Patrick
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macular
06-04-2017, 02:23 PM
Still, every time I click on the Photo icon, a small window appears stating "Closing the library..."

It goes away when I open anything else.

It would be nice to transfer my latest photos from the folder on my desktop into Photos so that I can view and edit them.

pm-r
06-04-2017, 03:34 PM
It would be nice to transfer my latest photos from the folder on my desktop into Photos so that I can view and edit them.


You can leave them where they are and just use the Preview.app to open them and do some editing etc.

I thought just dragging the folder of images onto the Photos.app icon or into its library sidebar is supposed to also "transfer" them.





- Patrick
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IWT
06-04-2017, 06:02 PM
Patrick,

You have gone straight to the nub of the matter. Macular, after great difficulty and patience, finally got Image Capture to import his pictures to the Desktop. But, every effort to Import to Photos has failed. (including Image Capture.)

Macular has tried drag/drop to the Photos icon in the Dock; has tried opening Photos > File > Import - all apparently to no avail. Photos closes or there is the perpetual spinning ball.

26 posts and we can't get to the bottom of this.

Ian

pm-r
06-04-2017, 07:59 PM
You have gone straight to the nub of the matter.


Thanks Ian, and my apologies for missing some of the solutions already posted.

I presume that the permissions on the "non-working for Photos" folder and enclosed images have been checked, and that they are a supported filetype???




- Patrick
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macular
06-06-2017, 12:49 AM
What is the "non-working for Photos" folder?

Also, nothing happens when I try to Quit or Hide Photo.

pm-r
06-09-2017, 12:43 PM
What is the "non-working for Photos" folder?

Also, nothing happens when I try to Quit or Hide Photo.



Sorry for the delay, I've been away and indisposed.

I was referring to the folder containing your photos that apparently wasn't working for you.

I don't know about your second question unless "Photo" was busy doing something to prevent it being quit.





- Patrick
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macular
06-14-2017, 08:05 PM
Force Quit appears to have taken care of the situation for now.

pm-r
06-14-2017, 09:04 PM
Glad to hear you seem to have solved the problem.





- Patrick
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