How do you "move" scanned photos from the "Pictures" folder into iPhoto?

I have two of your books and still can't figure out how to get scanned photos from the "Pictures" folder into iPhoto.
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  • It's odd. I tried selecting File->"Import to Library" and that doesn't work -- you probably already figured that out. Here's what worked for me:

    Open up iPhoto and a Finder window side by side. In the Finder window navigate to your Pictures folder. In iPhoto, in the left-hand Library pane, click Photos. Scroll down to the bottom of your photo list -- you should be looking at your most recent photos. Then drag the photo you want to move from the Pictures folder and drop it onto iPhoto's main window. If you want to import multiple photos, command-click to select more than one photo in the Pictures folder. To see the photos you've imported, you may need to scroll around a bit in iPhoto. Judging by my experiments, the photos get listed in iPhoto according to the date the photo file was created.
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  • I have a new mac. i had adobe photoshop on my pc. how can i get the photos from the photoshop to my iphotos on my mac? i tried to select email, but it wont let me. HELP! I love my mac!
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  • Hi Robin,

    First, you'll need to find where the photo files are on your PC (maybe in a Pictures folder?), then you'll need to move them to your new Mac. You might do this by burning the photo files onto a DVD or by using an external hard drive or flash drive. Once you've moved them onto your new Mac, you should be able to follow the directions above to add the photos to iPhoto.

    If you still have questions, let us know. Also, you might be interested in Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Snow Leopard Edition and iPhoto '11: The Missing Manual (or the Missing Manuals for whatever version of Mac OS X and iPhoto you have).

    I hope this helps.

    Have a great day!

    Rachel James
    O'Reilly Media
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  • Hi there,

    Is very simple. This is the steps:

    1) Go to pictures
    2) Select the picture you want to transfer to the Iphoto
    3) Double click in the picture, then the picture will be open in a new window. Look in the top left hand side of the picture and you will see two arrows, click in these arrows.
    4) Click in "show slide bars""
    5) Click in the picture with the right hand side of your mouse and you will see a drop down menu
    6) Click in send to Iphoto and you are set!

    Hope it's help! Help for me all the time anyway! :o)
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