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 “Move images from a memory card onto a computer or hard drive”

  2. Pick your origin folder from the Finder window (e.g. your SD card)

  3. Pick your destination folder from the Finder window. You can create a new folder from this dialogue if you haven't already.

  4. All images are selected for ingest by default. You can alter this by clicking on the tick boxes.

  5. 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.


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


Currently, It’s not possible to ingest multiple sources to the same project neatly through the app, though we are working on it.


However, there’s a workaround you can use in the meantime:


  1. Ingest the first card in a project.

  2. Start a new project and ingest the second card into the same destination folder.

The second project will contain all the images from both cards (and then you can delete the first project).

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