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Re: How to upload photos from galaxy s4 into iPhoto on my iMac?
Just figured this out yesterday! I don't know about any of the other options, but this was the easiest for me. May not be the right one for you if you're not a fan of the cloud, but I like it.
First, set up Dropbox on your phone if you haven't yet. Dropbox started an offer where they provided 50GB of free storage for Galaxy S3/S4 owners. In your settings, turn on Auto Upload so that every photo you take will be uploaded to Dropbox. Although I have unlimited data, I chose to do this on Wi-Fi only because data is not always reliable. I wish they had a Charge-only option so Dropbox would only upload photos if the phone was being charged, but hopefully they will add this in the future. Either way, Dropbox pauses camera uploads if your phone has low battery.
Then, set up Dropbox on your Mac by downloading the Mac version. I would go in Finder and add the Dropbox folder to your sidebar just so it'll always be there and/or check the option to ensure it stays at the top of your screen so you can readily access it.
Next, open Automator in your Applications. Select Folder Action, choose the "Camera Uploads" folder in your Dropbox folder as the folder to access files in. Then search iPhoto and select the import into iPhoto option. You can select the 'remove from source' option once you do this to remove photos from Dropbox once they're uploaded (especially helpful if for some reason, you didn't qualify for the 50gb option and you have much less storage). Save this as something familiar. You can 'record' and 'run' the option to test it out but I am not well-versed in either of those functions.
Once you do that, test it out. Take a photo on your phone, watch Dropbox upload it, and watch your Mac receive the file from Dropbox and add it to iPhoto. In fact, iPhoto will open when a new file is uploaded to show you.
If you already have a Dropbox account and you already have files in your Camera Uploads folder, don't sweat it. Import those manually into iPhoto if you'd like and they'll be there. You'll have to organize them (I had thousands in the folder before figuring this out so it will be tedious), but better than nothing right?
I figured this out and finally set up Time Machine (two years after I got my Mac) this weekend so paired with a weekly or monthly external hard drive attachment all of your photos will be backed up and safe in the event your phone breaks. I would also recommend you save photos to your micro SD in the event that you lose phone data before a weekly/monthly back up (the SD card is not perfect - but it's safer than only using your phone's flash memory).
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