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Alan Browne (01-09-19, 02:57 AM)
A feature added to Mojave that is already proving useful is to point at
a finder location, right-click and take a photo (or doc-scan) with the
iPhone. Speeds up a step.

I hope they add video to that sometime soon.
gtr (01-10-19, 01:38 AM)
On 2019-01-09 00:57:22 +0000, Alan Browne said:

> A feature added to Mojave that is already proving useful is to point at
> a finder location, right-click and take a photo (or doc-scan) with the
> iPhone. Speeds up a step.
> I hope they add video to that sometime soon.


Can you re-phrase that? I don't get what you mean by "point at a
finder location". If I point (with a mouse) at a folder, for instance,
and right clikc, I see no options rleated to photos or iPhone or
anything else.
nospam (01-10-19, 01:44 AM)
In article <q160la$qq5$1>, gtr <xxx> wrote:

> Can you re-phrase that? I don't get what you mean by "point at a
> finder location". If I point (with a mouse) at a folder, for instance,
> and right clikc, I see no options rleated to photos or iPhone or
> anything else.


<https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209037>
Control-click in the document or window where you want the photo to
appear, or choose the File or Insert menu. Then, choose Import or
Insert from iPhone or iPad > Take Photo, which opens the camera app
on your iPhone or iPad.
gtr (01-10-19, 02:01 AM)
On 2019-01-09 23:44:59 +0000, nospam said:

> In article <q160la$qq5>, gtr <xxx> wrote:
> <https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209037>
> Control-click in the document or window where you want the photo to
> appear, or choose the File or Insert menu. Then, choose Import or
> Insert from iPhone or iPad > Take Photo, which opens the camera app
> on your iPhone or iPad.


Much more understandable. Thanks.
Alan Browne (01-10-19, 02:53 AM)
On 2019-01-09 18:38, gtr wrote:
> On 2019-01-09 00:57:22 +0000, Alan Browne said:
> Can you re-phrase that?  I don't get what you mean by "point at a finder
> location".  If I point (with a mouse) at a folder, for instance, and
> right clikc, I see no options rleated to photos or iPhone or anything else.


Point at the the desktop or an open folder _window_ (what I should have
said) and right clich (two finger click a trackpad is the default I
think). A dropdown list appears (same as, eg, to create a new folder,
etc.). Third line of the dropdown is "Import from iPhone or iPad"

Assuming your iPhone/iPad is close by and commuming with your Mac, then
the photo app will pop up on the phone. Take the shot; it's good? then
hit "use photo" on the phone. Boom. The phot is in the folder you
started with on the Mac.

Explaining it is much more tedious than doing it... 😕
Alan Browne (01-10-19, 02:54 AM)
On 2019-01-09 19:01, gtr wrote:
> On 2019-01-09 23:44:59 +0000, nospam said:
> Much more understandable.  Thanks.


I'll shoot myself after my next lay, glass of scotch and a cigarette.

....good thing I don't smoke.
Lewis (01-10-19, 04:38 AM)
In message <q160la$qq5$1> gtr <xxx> wrote:
> On 2019-01-09 00:57:22 +0000, Alan Browne said:


>> A feature added to Mojave that is already proving useful is to point at
>> a finder location, right-click and take a photo (or doc-scan) with the
>> iPhone. Speeds up a step.
>> I hope they add video to that sometime soon.


> Can you re-phrase that? I don't get what you mean by "point at a
> finder location". If I point (with a mouse) at a folder, for instance,
> and right clikc, I see no options rleated to photos or iPhone or
> anything else.


r-click in a finder window and you will see the following:

<https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ui3pg424f53mph/FromPhone.png?dl=0>
gtr (01-10-19, 08:38 AM)
On 2019-01-10 00:53:05 +0000, Alan Browne said:

> On 2019-01-09 18:38, gtr wrote:
> Point at the the desktop or an open folder _window_ (what I should have
> said) and right clich (two finger click a trackpad is the default I
> think). A dropdown list appears (same as, eg, to create a new folder,
> etc.). Third line of the dropdown is "Import from iPhone or iPad"
> Assuming your iPhone/iPad is close by and commuming with your Mac, then
> the photo app will pop up on the phone. Take the shot; it's good? then
> hit "use photo" on the phone. Boom. The phot is in the folder you
> started with on the Mac.
> Explaining it is much more tedious than doing it... 😕


That too--very handy. Thanks.
John McWilliams (01-12-19, 03:50 AM)
On 1/9/19 PDT 10:38 PM, gtr wrote:
> On 2019-01-10 00:53:05 +0000, Alan Browne said:
> That too--very handy.  Thanks. Sorry to be dense, but when would this be useful?


J
gtr (01-12-19, 08:26 AM)
On 2019-01-12 01:50:40 +0000, John McWilliams said:

> On 1/9/19 PDT 10:38 PM, gtr wrote:


The instances are limited only by your imagination. Let's say you have
a paper document laying on your desk you want to send to somebody. You
can take a picture with your iphone, wait until the cloud has it, then
reference it via photos on your Mac. Drag that to a document in Mail
and send it to them. It might take a minute or two.

Or you could open a new email, right click on it and select Import from
iPhone or iPad > Scan Documents. Pick up your iphone, aiming at the
intended document, take the scan, save and it pops up, immediately, in
your email.

For instance.

Similarly you can take any picture or scanned document, and slap it
into any participating program.
Lewis (01-12-19, 03:47 PM)
In message <q1bh5g$ih8$1> John McWilliams <jpmcw> wrote:
> On 1/9/19 PDT 10:38 PM, gtr wrote:
> Sorry to be dense, but when would this be useful?


Anytime you want to insert a photo graph right now. =I have used it to
scan a document into an email, though that still requires a two-step
process of scanning to the finder, and then dragging into mail since
Mail has not been updated with the "from phone" functionality.
Alan Browne (01-12-19, 04:45 PM)
On 2019-01-11 20:50, John McWilliams wrote:

> Sorry to be dense, but when would this be useful?


It saves steps in image capture and transmission in some settings.

For example where I work we will document a product issue visually:

- take photo(s) with iPhone.
- send them to a Mac (usually with Airdrop)
- end up in a default folder
- move to a work folder
- add them to a document (Word, Pages, e-mail)
- save and/or send off.

So the iPhones of various people have the clutter of these images on them.

With the "Take Photo on iPhone" option, the "art" is copied directly to
the work folder of choice (or simply to the desktop as that's a fat fast
target location).

So: cuts steps and clutter, saves time.
gtr (01-12-19, 05:59 PM)
On 2019-01-12 13:47:36 +0000, Lewis said:

> In message <q1bh5g$ih8> John McWilliams
> <jpmcw> wrote:
> Anytime you want to insert a photo graph right now. =I have used it to
> scan a document into an email, though that still requires a two-step
> process of scanning to the finder, and then dragging into mail since
> Mail has not been updated with the "from phone" functionality.


Curious. It worked for me yesterday when I tested before sending my response.
Alan Browne (01-12-19, 07:02 PM)
On 2019-01-12 08:47, Lewis wrote:

> Anytime you want to insert a photo graph right now. =I have used it to
> scan a document into an email, though that still requires a two-step
> process of scanning to the finder, and then dragging into mail since
> Mail has not been updated with the "from phone" functionality.


Works here.
John McWilliams (01-13-19, 02:22 AM)
On 1/12/19 PDT 6:45 AM, Alan Browne wrote:
[..]
> the work folder of choice (or simply to the desktop as that's a fat fast
> target location).
> So: cuts steps and clutter, saves time.

Thanks, all for the replies.

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