Import images from a camera into Preview on Mac
You can import photos from digital cameras or devices with cameras (such as iPhone), and then edit the images in Preview.
Tip: You can also take a photo using your iPhone or iPad camera to import into Preview and save on your Mac. When you’re ready to take the photo, choose File > Import from iPhone or iPad, then choose Take photo. See Insert photos and scans with Continuity Camera on Mac.
Connect your camera or device to your Mac, then make sure your Mac and the camera or device are turned on.
If the device is locked, use a passcode or Face ID to unlock it.
In the Preview app on your Mac, choose File > Import from [camera name].
If more than one camera is connected to your Mac, choose File > Import from Camera > [camera name].
A window appears with thumbnail images of all the photos on your camera.
Use the buttons at the bottom of the window to view the thumbnails in a list (), to see larger thumbnails (), or to rotate () images.
Drag the slider in the lower-right corner of the window to change the size of the thumbnails.
To permanently delete images from the camera, select them, then click the Delete button .
To import only some of the photos, select them, then click Import. To import all the photos on the camera, click Import All.
Choose where to save the images, then click Choose Destination.
The images are imported to that location and opened in one window in Preview.