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Nikon D90 Direct Download to Computer?

Robert Hooper , Nov 26, 2009; 02:37 p.m.

Can you download images directly to a MacBook 13 via USB cord without installing Nikon software? I have read that the computer will not recognize the D90 as a hard drive like most other Nikon bodies without installing the accompanying software.


Stephen Fassman , Nov 26, 2009; 03:33 p.m.

image capture can be set to open Aperture or iPhoto, or any app you use, as the default image app. The Nikon sw is a demo for the Nikon app, which is extra cost.

Michael Kohan , Nov 26, 2009; 04:05 p.m.

Yes, iPhoto (free with your Mac) will import directly from the camera. First launch iPhoto, then click the iPhoto menu, choose Preferences, click the General icon, then choose iPhoto in the Open with choice.

Robert Hooper , Nov 26, 2009; 08:01 p.m.

Thanks folks. That is a few more steps than the auto launch of iPhoto after plug in of a Nikon body I'm used to, but at least I won't have to install Nikon software.

Steve Waddell , Nov 27, 2009; 08:48 a.m.

I have a MacBook Pro and a D90, and previously used iPhoto and now use Aperture without any problem importing from the camera. However, I take the SD card out and use a card reader plugged into the MBP to import the images.

Works like a charm!

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