photokaboom.com

For Jim's Students >

How to Move Photographs

To a Flash Drive >

Using a Mac Computer

This section describes how to transfer your photographs from a Mac computer to your flash drive.

There are many steps below.

That's because the tutorials are written for computer neophytes.

Despite all of the steps, it's easy to move photographs around.

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.

Where Are Your Photographs?

Your photographs are probably located in one of the following locations.

Click the appropriate location.

In iPhoto

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 in the Dock.

q

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

The column is divided into a top part and a bottom part.

Your flash drive will appear in the top part.

The name of the drive will probably be NoName.

Next

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.

5) Double click the folder to open it up.

6) If the flash-drive window fills the screen, click the green button in the upper-left corner of the window.

If you're not familiar with using windows, go to Manipulate Windows.

Select the Thumbnails in iPhoto

7) Click the Events tab.

8) Double click the event where your photographs are located.

9) Select the ones you want to show in class.

10) If the iPhoto window fills the screen, click the green button.

Three Methods

Use one of the methods below to copy the photographs to your flash drive.

Method #1: Copy & Paste

1) Place the cursor over one of the selected photographs.

2) Right click and select Copy.

The selected files are copied.

If your mouse doesn't have a right click, press and hold Ctrl, and click.

3) Click on a white area in the flash-drive window.

4) Right click and select Paste Items.

Your photographs are pasted into the flash drive.

Method #2: Drag

You're going to drag the selected photographs from one window to the other window.

1) Press and hold down the Option key.

2) Place the cursor over one of the selected photographs.

3) Click and hold down the left mouse button.

4) Drag (move the mouse) to a white area in the flash-drive window.

5) Release the mouse button.

6) Release the Option key.

Your photographs are copied onto the flash drive.

Method #3: Export

1) Go to File > Export.

2) In the Export Photos window, click the File Export Tab.

3) In the Kind menu, select JPEG.

4) In the JPEG Quality menu, select Maximum.

5) In the Size menu, select Full Size.

6) In the File Name menu, select Use file name.

7) Click Export.

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

The column is divided into a top part and a bottom part.

Your flash drive will appear in the top part.

The name of the drive will probably be NoName.

Click your flash drive.

9) Click OK.

Your photographs are exported to the flash drive.qwertyqw

In a Folder in Pictures

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 in the Dock.

q

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

The column is divided into a top part and a bottom part.

Your flash drive will appear in the top part.

The name if 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.

5) Double click the folder to open it up.

6) If the flash-drive window fills the screen, click the green button in the upper-left corner of the window.

If you're not familiar with using windows, go to Manipulate Windows.

Open the Photographs Folder

7) Open a second Finder window by pressing Cmd + n.

The Cmd key may have an apple icon or a cloverleaf icon.8) Look for Pictures.

Pictures is located in the bottom half of the column on the left side of the Finder window.

9) Double click Pictures.

10) Look for the folder in Pictures containing the photographs you want to show in class.

You may have to click through several folders.

A typical folder hierarchy is as follows.

Brand name of your camera

Month folders

Date folders

Let's say your photographs are located in a folder called 10/12/2011.

11) Double click the 10/12/2011 folder.

Select the Thumbnails in the Folder

12) Select the photographs that you want to show in class in the 10/12/2011 folder window.

13) If the 10/12/2011 folder window fills the screen, click the minimize button.

Almost Ready

You now have two windows open.

One window is where your photographs are located—the source.

The second window is where you want to copy the photographs—the destination.

Window #1: Source

The 10/12/2011 folder window is open.

Window #2: Destination

The flash-drive window is open.

You may have created an Assignment 1 folder inside the flash-drive window.

Copy the Photographs

From the Folder to the Flash Drive

13) Copy and paste the thumbnails or drag them.

Method #1: Copy & Paste

a) Place the cursor over one of the selected photographs.

b) Right click and select Copy.

The selected files are copied.

If your mouse doesn't have a right click, press and hold Ctrl, and click.

c) Click on a white area in the flash-drive window.

d) Right click and select Paste Items.

Your photographs are pasted into the flash drive.

Method #2: Drag

You're going to drag the selected photographs from one window to the other window.

a) Press and hold down the Option key.

b) Place the cursor over one of the selected photographs.

c) Click and hold down the left mouse button.

d) Drag (move the mouse) to a white area in the flash-drive window.

e) Release the mouse button.

f) Release the Option key.

Your photographs are copied onto the flash drive.

In the Organizer

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 in the Dock.

q

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

The column is divided into a top part and a bottom part.

Your flash drive will appear in the top part.

The name if 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.

5) Double click the folder to open it up.

6) If the flash-drive window fills the screen, click the green button in the upper-left corner of the window.

If you're not familiar with using windows, go to Manipulate Windows.

6) Click qqq the Event where your photographs are located.

7) Select the ones you want to show in class.

If selecting thumbnails is new to you, go to How to Select Thumbnails.

8) If the iPhoto window fills the screen, click the minimize button.

Organizer

9) Open the Organizer in Photoshop Elements.

10) Find the collection/album containing the photographs you want to copy to the flash drive.

Let's say the collection/album is called Assignment 1.

11) Select the photographs in the Assignment 1 collection/album.

If selecting thumbnails is new to you, go to How to Select Thumbnails.

12) Go to File > Export As New File(s).

13) Navigate to the flash drive in the Export window.

Do the following.

a) Double click Computer.

b) Click on your flash drive.

c) If you made a folder, such as Assignment 1, double click on the flash drive.

d) Click on the Assignment folder.

14) Click Export.

In Picasa

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 in the Dock.

q

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

The column is divided into a top part and a bottom part.

Your flash drive will appear in the top part.

The name if 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.

5) Double click the folder to open it up.

6) If the flash-drive window fills the screen, click the green button in the upper-left corner of the window.

If you're not familiar with using windows, go to Manipulate Windows.

6) Click qqq the Event where your photographs are located.

7) Select the ones you want to show in class.

If selecting thumbnails is new to you, go to How to Select Thumbnails.

8) If the iPhoto window fills the screen, click the minimize button.

Picasa

9) Open Picasa.

10) On the left side of the screen, find the library containing the photographs you want to copy to the flash drive.

11) Select the photographs in the folder.

12) Go to File > Export Picture to Folder.

13) Navigate to your flash drive in the Export Picture to Folder window.

Do the following.

a) Click Browse.

b) Double click Computer.

c) Click on your flash drive.

12) In the Name of exported folder section, enter a folder name, such as Assignment 1.

A folder with this name will be created on your flash drive when the photographs are exported.

14) In the Image size section of the Export Picture to Folder window, select Use original size.

14) Click Export.

In Lightroom

Go to Export.

In Aperture

Go to File > Export > Versions.