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How To Transfer Photos To Flash Drive From Mac

Apple mobile phones and computers are popular because of their user-friendly operating system and easy-to-access interface and unique features.

However, This not just limited to editing home movies and creating personal webpages, but also includes basic functions like backing up files and documents.

USB flash drives, also sometimes referred to as thumb drives, are small portable disks used for storing any type of file or folder. These USB flash drives are available with a heavy storage capacity of up to 256 gigabytes.

Today we will tell you how You can easily use a USB flash drive to back up photos from your Mac.

There are multiple reasons to move the Photos Library away from its default location, with the primary reason being to free up Mac’s storage. Images and videos can quickly consume storage, especially for prolific photographers shooting RAW files, so moving the library to an external drive can be the best option for those with internal drives that are close to their capacity limit.

Follow Steps Mentioned below and Easily Transfer your photos to Flash Drive from Mac.

Step.1) Insert your USB flash drive into one of the USB ports on your Macbook.

You can see USB ports in your Macbook, on the sides of its casing (for laptops) or behind the monitor, on the side of the keyboard, or on the CPU for a desktop.

USB ports have a piece of plastic at the top of their slots; you’ll also notice that the USB end of your flash drive has a plastic segment. You’ll need to insert the drive into your computer’s USB port with the plastic segment side of the flash drive on the bottom.
If your flash drive won’t fit into your computer’s USB port, turn it over.

Unfortunately, some Macs don’t have USB ports.

Step.2) Click on the iPhoto icon in the dock at the bottom of your MacBook’s screen.

This app is a blue face icon in your Mac’s dock, which is usually at the bottom of the screen. Your flash drive may actually open as soon as you plug it into your computer, in which case you won’t have to open the Finder.

Step.3) Select “Import to Library” from the “File” menu in the upper left corner of the screen.

Choose the photos you want to copy from your iPhoto photo library if you are using iPhoto, select “File” from the top menu bar and then select “Export.” Choose the “File Export” tab and select “JPEG” as your file format under “Kind” from the drop-down menu. Choose “Maximum” as your file quality to export full-resolution photos. Click the “Export” button, choose your new folder as the destination and click “OK.” If you are copying from a folder, you will be able to drag and drop directly.

Step.4) Click and drag a photo into the flash drive window

Once you let go of the mouse, your photo will “drop” into the flash drive window, which means it will copy from your computer into the drive.

Photos aren’t moved from your computer to your flash drive by default; they’re copied instead. If you want to move the photos off of your computer, you’ll need to delete them from your computer after moving them to the flash drive window.

You can hold down ⇧ Shift while clicking photos to select multiple photos, or you can click and drag your cursor across as many photos as you wish to copy.

To copy ALL of your photos, press ⌘ Command and A to select all, go to File, then Export, then select your flash drive from the export options.

Special Note: If you use iCloud, you can copy photo files to iCloud Drive from any Mac, iPhone, iPad or Windows PC you’ve set up to use iCloud Drive, and then import the photo files to your Mac from iCloud Drive

Step.5) Remove Your Flash Drive

Allow your photos to copy completely, then click the “Eject” icon to safely remove your drive. If you have over 500 photos, copy in batches to reduce the chances of your computer stalling.

In case You find Any Problem While Going through the Steps, You can also follow the following Video to make the work easier.

 

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