Ingesting images

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What is Ingest?

Ingesting is where you copy files, usually from a memory card or your camera to your computer or a hard drive. If you ingest with Select, we'll copy your images from origin to destination and then import a project based on the destination folder.



How to Ingest with Select

  1. Click on “Copy (ingest) from a memory card onto a computer or hard drive

  2. Choose your Memory Card 

  3. Pick your Destination Folder from the Finder window. If you haven't created a folder, you can create it from this dialogue. All images are selected for ingest by default. You can alter this by clicking on the tick boxes.
  4. Now Select will Ingest (copy) your images then import them into the project.



Note – version 1 of ingest does not automatically create a new folder for your images in your destination, so if you ingest to a folder that already contains images, all images in the destination folder will be shown in the project.


Include subfolders

This means that we'll show all images in your origin folder plus any images in subfolders. If you switch this off, you'll only see images from the specific folder you are selected on.




Maintain folder structure

This means that the structure of the folders in your origin will be maintained when you copy them over. If this is not ticked ingest will take all your chosen images and put them in the same destination folder.


Change/Locate Destination Folder

If you need to change the folder or locate it in Finder you can do so by clicking on the three dots:


Don't include duplicates

This means that if you already have the same image in both your origin folder and destination folder before ingest, we won't copy the same file again, or overwrite the existing one.





How to Ingest from multiple sources with Select

Once you’ve ingested images from one memory card, you can ingest images from another card into the same destination folder and project via the File menu:



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