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Learn How to Import into Lightroom from the Mac Photos App

Import from Mac Photos App into LightroomIn this video tutorial, learn how to import photos into Lightroom from the Mac Photos app, and how to stop Photos from opening when you plug in a memory card.

This video is one of 76+ in my 15 1/2 hour Lightroom CC/6 and 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series. This series is for beginners and experienced users and will help you get to the point where you can love Lightroom as much as I do – or I’ll give you your money back! (Update April, 2018: It’s one of 101 in my 22 hour updated Lightroom 5, 6 and Classic 7: The Fundamentals & Beyond series!)

2018-07-23T12:57:52+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|4 Comments


  1. David Zwicker February 15, 2018 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Excellent direction for retrieving iPhone pics from Apple Photo app and importing into Lightroom. Allows building ebooks in Lightroom with both iPhone pics and DSLR pics.

    • Laura Shoe February 26, 2018 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you, David!

  2. Bonita July 19, 2018 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Aloha! Thank you so much for all your great information!
    I made a photo library Alia folder and when I try to import it to Lightroom it says there are no photos. The photos are there in finder so I know they went into the file. Do you have any advice?
    Mahalo Bonita

    • Laura Shoe July 23, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      Aloha, Bonita! Are you using iPhoto or Photos? This process won’t work with iPhoto – instead with iPhoto go to File>Plugin Extras>Import from iPhoto.

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