Tips for Mac Users
There's a few small differences in our standard systems for Macintosh users. Here's a few tips to help you out.
Dan's Camera City Exporter for iPhoto
iPhoto makes it easy to manage your pictures by keeping them all together in one place. Our new Exporter Plugin for iPhoto gives you a quick way to get those photos back out when you want to order prints or photo gifts from Dan's.
To use the plugin, select the pictures you want to upload in iPhoto, then choose "Export" from the File menu. Choose the "Dan's Camera" tab in the Export window, sign in to your Dan's account, and upload your pictures. Then log in to our online ordering system, where you'll find your pictures ready to go.
Bringing your photos to Dan's
Use a USB thumb drive or portable hard drive
- Make sure the drive has not been re-formatted to be Mac-specific. USB thumb drives are compatible with both Macintosh and Windows computers by default, but if you've erased the drive, you might have chosen to reformat it to be Macintosh-only.
- Plug in your drive. It should appear on your Desktop when it's ready.
- Drag your pictures from iPhoto onto the drive icon on your Desktop.
- When you've copied all the pictures you want, drag the drive icon to the Trash. (note how the Trash icon changes into the Eject icon) When the icon disappears, it's safe to unplug the drive.
Burn a CD or DVD
the Burn Folder appears as a blank, untitled disc on your Desktop
When you burn a CD in iPhoto, it creates a backup of a portion of you iPhoto library complete with thumbnails, titles, keywords, and other information . It's a great way to archive photos in your library, but it's not the best way to use your photos on other computers like our photo ordering kiosks. To burn a disc for use with other computers, we'll have to use the Finder instead. It's almost the same as using a USB thumb drive.
- Put a blank CD or DVD in your computer. Your disc will show up on your desktop as what's called a Burn Folder - a temporary holding spot for the files you'll burn to that disc.
- In iPhoto, find the photos you want and drag them to that Burn Folder.
- Go back and open the Burn Folder, and click the Burn button in the upper right corner.