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  1. #11
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    Re: How do you import raw and jpg files separately into Mac?

    @blackstar. Sorry for hijacking your thread. I think the digital storage issue tends to be ongoing and with changes in technology, this topic tends to get discussed a lot. I don't have an answer to your original question.

    When I first started taking images, I saved almost everything unless it was obviously blurred or exposure was way off. I am currently culling hundreds of old practice images. It isn't fun.


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    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
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    Re: How do you import raw and jpg files separately into Mac?

    Yeah, your right! Dawg. I am just a beginner and my mac HD already flooded (with many many big image files) which never happened b4 I started diligently shooting... Spent the last whole night (still unfinished now) to clean up and repartition my old 1T external HD for storing my photos. But I agree with you it's no fun to cull, not like few other old photos taken long ago with old cameras, very memorial.

    BTW, since I seldom used the Photos app on Mac and never planned to use for my photo images, does anyone know how to stop it automatically import the unuseful combo (j) files every time I plugin disk reader with camera disk? Thanks
    Last edited by blackstar; 07-25-2020 at 06:50 PM.

  3. #13
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    Re: How do you import raw and jpg files separately into Mac?

    @Dawg Pics I do the same... I can't tell you how many times I've gone back and edited photos with newly learned techniques after a few years and created new images. Although I've always shot RAW, every once in a while I run across a few early Jpgs and regret their lack of latitude and range...

  4. #14
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    Re: How do you import raw and jpg files separately into Mac?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackstar View Post
    Hi,

    I have been using both dropbox and Photos app to import Nikon image files into my mac machine (with card reader). Up to now, both methods hit rock: Photos actually bump from the beginning as it imports raw and jpg as a combo (j) instead of two separate files (nef and jpg); dropbox did well for a while before my last practice shooting (landscape, the Milky Way, and multi-exposure star trails) totaling about 200 files which hit the limit of downloading size. So I am wondering if any of you met a similar issue and how to resolve, and what is your best way of importing both files separately (many and big size batch)? Thanks for your input.
    I use a card reader with a USB connection and just use the iMac's Finder to mover the files from my XQD and SDHC cards to an external hard drive on the computer. Typically, I select and copy the folders containg the photos on the card from my camera, select a target folder where I want them to go on my Mac and paste the folder/files into the selected target folder. Only after I verify and am sure that all of the files have been saved at the new location will I reformat my card in the camera.

    With only a 1 TB drive to hold your photos and other files, it is surely easy to fill it up. Can you purchase another drive? If so, were I you, I'd purchase a drive with at least 4 TB of capacity.

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    Re: How do you import raw and jpg files separately into Mac?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackstar View Post
    does anyone know how to stop it automatically import the unuseful combo (j) files every time I plugin disk reader with camera disk? Thanks
    Open Photos: Open Photos menu at top: Open Preferences: General: Importing (uncheck Copy items to the Photos library).

    I think that will do it.
    Last edited by Dawg Pics; 07-25-2020 at 11:05 PM. Reason: Think I found answer
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    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8,
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty.

  6. #16
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    Re: How do you import raw and jpg files separately into Mac?

    @FredKingston. Yes, I have gone back and saved a few I thought were no useable. Still learning processing.
    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8,
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty.

  7. #17
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    Re: How do you import raw and jpg files separately into Mac?

    How do you import raw and jpg files separately into Mac?
    Quote Originally Posted by blackstar View Post
    snip

    BTW, since I seldom used the Photos app on Mac and never planned to use for my photo images, does anyone know how to stop it automatically import the unuseful combo (j) files every time I plugin disk reader with camera disk? Thanks

    Here you go...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOFPd3IiiFI
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    Re: How do you import raw and jpg files separately into Mac?

    Here comes a belated "Thank you" for Dawg and Fred. Some viewers of the video stated after putting the card back in the camera, it's formatted and Photos will recognize it as a new card and open again! I tried unchecking the option and close Photos without importing, then put my card back to camera and take it out again and connect to my mac. The Photos app does not open, but pop up a message "6 images already imported". ??? Will see what happens next time.

    Thanks to Dawg's tip, I unchecked the "importing" option from Photos preference. Hope this 's a permanent solution. Thanks

    Now I hit another import issue: I used to import photos from Dropbox when not so many image files in the card until I shot too many star trails images causing over the limit of downloading size. Now I feel no need to import from DB, but just move all files in the card to mac HD. Then the problem occurs: image file name! I get the file names with year-date-time from DB, but only DSCxxx directly from the disk! I need y-d-t info. So how do I import images file directly from the disk with file name showing y-d-t? Appreciate your help.
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  9. #19
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    Re: How do you import raw and jpg files separately into Mac?

    I get the file names with year-date-time from DB, but only DSCxxx directly from the disk! I need y-d-t info.
    You'll need to explain/explore this more carefully. It's almost impossible to move/copy computer files from one disk subsystem to another without the date/time stamps... Maybe explore the display options in Finder on your Mac???

  10. #20
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    Re: How do you import raw and jpg files separately into Mac?

    Hi Fred,

    I wonder when you download (move) image files from memory disk to mac HD (e.g., some folder in Finder), what are their file names shown in Finder? Something like DSCxxx.jpg or 2020-07-19_ 21.39.33.jpg

    I see the former in memory disk, but the latter in the imported folder from Dropbox. All I want is to download the files from memory card to HD in name of the latter form. I find out cloud service (DB) use program to extract Exif data in the file and change the file name to the y-d-t form. I just found a small app (exifrenamer for mac) that does the name change for me. The process is almost as same as moving files from disk to a folder in Finder: move files into exifrenamer (logo on desktop or the app in Applications); verify the name change; it automatically moves files to the destination folder you set. The only differences are: verify name change and further moving files to other specific folders. I think this problem resolved unless there exists a simpler and more straight forward (without using an app) way. Thanks

    (Sorry Fred, found no display option in Finder: it just displays two different file names for the same files in the disk and DB folder!)





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