HowTo: Photo Import Directly to your Pictures Folder (Mac)(2023-10)

(using the Apple’s Image Capture app)

I tend to import my photos directly into my Pictures folder on my Mac instead of using Apple Photos. I do this for a few reasons. Firstly I like organise them within folders and rename them before importing them into Apple Photos. This way I also get to have a second copy in case something goes wrong with Apple Photos. My Home folder is also automatically backed up separately to Time Machine using SuperDuper! It is also synced to my Harvey Cloud just in case all else fails and to allow others to see my photos (eg my Christmas Village).

So importing my photos directly to the Pictures is indirectly part of my backup process and a very handy thing to do. Here is how...

Leave a Reply