How to Save iPhoto to a Flash Drive

By Bennett Gavrish

The iPhoto application, which is part of Apple iLife suite of digital media software, comes installed on all new Apple desktops and laptops. With iPhoto, you can import images from digital cameras, cellphones or the Web. If you want to transfer certain pictures to another camera or bring them to a store to be developed, you can use the iPhoto file export tool to save the photos onto a USB flash drive.

Things You'll Need

  • Mac running OS X 10.5 or later
  • IPhoto '09 or later

Step 1

Connect your flash drive to a USB port on your Mac.

Step 2

Launch the iPhoto application by clicking on the dock icon.

Step 3

Go to the "Events" or "Photos" tabs on the left side of the window underneath the "Library" heading to locate the pictures you want to export.

Step 4

Highlight the photo or photos you want to save onto the flash drive. To highlight multiple photos, hold down the "shift" key and click on each one.

Step 5

Open the "File" menu at the top of the screen and choose "Export."

Step 6

Go to the "File Export" tab in the dialog window that appears.

Step 7

Use the "Kind" drop-down menu to select the format in which you want to export the photos. The default format is JPEG.

Step 8

Select the desired photo quality and size settings and then press the "Export" button.

Step 9

Click on the name of your USB flash drive from the "Devices" list on the left side of the pop-up window.

Step 10

Press the "OK" button to export the selected images from your iPhoto library onto your flash drive.