Article ID : 00019268 / Last Modified : 06/03/2021

Transfer Photos to a Mac Computer

    Follow these steps to copy photos from a camera to an Apple® Macintosh® computer.

    Import pictures using PlayMemories Home

    Import pictures without using PlayMemories Home

    • Copy the photos directly to the computer without using any software.
      1. Connect the camera directly to the USB port of the computer.
      2. Turn on the camera.
        • If the iPhoto® software automatically starts, close it.
      3. Copy the photos from the camera. 

        1. Open Finder.
        2. Select Go.
        3. Select Computer.
        4. Select  the NO NAME or UNTITLED icon.
        5. Select the photos you want to copy.

          1. Click on the DCIM folder.
          2. Click the 100MSDCF folder
          3. Press and hold the SHIFT key.
          4. While holding the SHIFT key, click to select the pictures you want to transfer.
        6. After selecting the photos, release the SHIFT key.
        7. Press Command+C to copy the files.
      4. Paste the photos to the computer.

        1. On the Finder Bar, choose Go, All my files and then select Pictures.
        2. Press Command+V to past the file into the Pictures folder.


    • Use the Search feature of the Mac computer if you don't remember the folder where the photos were saved.
    • Use iPhoto, PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter, or other photo software to see the pictures.
    • Photos in RAW format need to be processed with Imaging Edge or Image Data Converter software before they can be used in most photo software.