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How to Move Photographs

To a Flash Drive >

Using a Mac Computer

This section describes how to copy photographs from the Photos app on a Mac computer to a flash drive.

Computer Beginners

Thumbnails are small versions of your photographs.

If you're not familiar with:

• Using windows, go to Manipulate Windows.

• Selecting thumbnails, go to How to Select Thumbnails.


Open the Flash Drive

1) Insert your flash drive into a USB port on your computer.

2) Look for the flash drive in one of these two places.

Place #1: Desktop

Look on the Desktop.

The flash drive will probably be called NoName.

Place #2: Finder

Open a Finder window by clicking on the Faces icon on the left end of the Dock.


There's a column on the left side of the Finder window.

Your flash drive will appear under Devices.

The name of the drive will probably be NoName.


3) Double click the flash drive to open it.

Make a Folder on the Flash Drive

4) If you wish, create a folder for the photographs on the flash drive.

Do the following.

a) Go to File > New Folder.

b) Enter the name for the folder, such as Assignment 1.

c) Press Return.

Select the Thumbnails in Photos

5) In Photos, select the thumbnails of the photographs you want to show in class.

If you're not familiar with selecting thumbnails, go to How to Select Thumbnails.


6) Go to File > Export > Export Unmodified Original.


7) Ignore the Export IPTC as XMP checkbox.

8) In the File Name menu, Use File Name is selected.

9) In the Subfolder Format menu, None is selected.

10) Click Export.

11) Navigate to your flash drive and double click it to open it

12) Double click the Assignment 1 folder to open it.

13) Click Export Originals.