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You can use either application iPhoto or Aperture to bring photos into the unified library. In this case, I have a camera connected and iPhoto has detected the images on it. If you want to follow along, you can connect your camera and have iPhoto detect your images. Not necessary. This is pretty self-explanatory, but some people like to go as I go. So, we're looking at the shots here and you can see in the interface that it's pretty simple. We have thumbnails of the images.
I could select a couple of them and do Import Selected, or I could import them all and give it an event name. That is pretty much it, that is the Import dialogue here in iPhoto. Now, let's take a look at the Aperture. It's a whole different ballgame. This is an area where the two applications are very distinct. Same camera, same files connected, whole deal here and look at this. We have the thumbnails and then we have little check boxes. We can turn them off and on.
But you'll see over here that you have all sorts of options; renaming files, metadata, and automatic backup. Very different! You can use either tool because it's going into unified library. So, one of the first things to think about is, which of these resonate with you for importing into your library and I'm going to drill down into more detail about that in the upcoming movies.
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