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Chapter 22. Using iPhoto > Importing Image Files

Importing Image Files

The first time you connect a supported camera to your computer and set the camera to its playback or transfer mode, iPhoto opens automatically. If it doesn't, you can manually launch iPhoto either from the Dock or the Applications folder. When your camera is detected, the iPhoto window switches to Import view.

In addition to importing images in the commonly-used JPEG format, iPhoto can also import RAW images. RAW images are uncompressed, which means the camera is literally storing every bit of data it took in when capturing the image. Storing images as RAW files reduces the number of images that will fit on your camera's storage device. JPEG images are compressed by your camera to reduce the amount of image data saved, which lets you store more images as smaller image files.

While JPEG format is fine for creating standard size prints, RAW format allows for printing even larger images and offers more flexibility in image editing. If you want to save the highest-quality images possible to maximize your options, check your camera's documentation to see if RAW image format is available.



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