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Import Images into the Photos App from Your Digital Camera or Its SD Memory Card

There are several ways to import individual images or entire albums into the Photos app. For example, images can be imported from iCloud’s My Photo Stream or a shared photo stream (see Chapter 13).

To import a collection of images directly from the memory card of your point-and-shoot or digital SLR camera, you need the optional Lightning to USB Camera Adapter ($29.00), Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader ($29.99), or the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit ($29.99). These adapters are available from Apple Stores, Apple.com, and authorized Apple dealers.

Attach the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter to your iPhone or iPad (if it has a Lightning port on the bottom), and then plug in the USB cable that came with your digital camera. Plug in the opposite end of the camera’s USB cable to the camera itself. Turn on your digital camera and set it to Image Transfer mode. When the connection between your iPhone/iPad and your digital camera is established, follow the onscreen prompts offered by the Photos app, which includes an Import All option.

If your iPhone/iPad has a Lightning port on the bottom and your digital camera supports SD memory cards, connect the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader to your iOS mobile device, and then insert your camera’s SD memory card into the card reader. When the connection between your iPhone/iPad and your digital camera is established, follow the onscreen prompts offered by the Photos app, which includes an Import All option.

The Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit is designed for older iPhone and iPad models that have a 32-pin Dock Connector port (as opposed to a Lightning port). This kit comes with two separate adapters: one for connecting your digital camera directly to the iPhone/iPad via the USB cable that came with your digital camera, and the other for plugging in the camera’s SD memory card directly to the card reader adapter that plugs into the 32-pin Dock Connector port of your iOS mobile device.

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