Enabling Automatic Device Imports
By default, when you plug in a camera via the USB port to your Mac or insert a camera card into a card reader that is connected via USB to your Mac, Photos does not automatically open. However, for convenience you may prefer that Photos open automatically every time you plug in a device that has photos on it.
Enable Automatic Import
- With your device plugged in, open Photos and select the device from the Source List under the Import header.
Check the Open Photos for This Device box to enable automatic imports.