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0001 .. meta:: 0002 :description: Overview to digiKam Import Interface 0003 :keywords: digiKam, documentation, user manual, photo management, open source, free, learn, easy 0004 0005 .. metadata-placeholder 0006 0007 :authors: - digiKam Team 0008 0009 :license: see Credits and License page for details (https://docs.digikam.org/en/credits_license.html) 0010 0011 .. _import_overview: 0012 0013 Overview 0014 ======== 0015 0016 .. contents:: 0017 0018 To be able to use your digital camera with digiKam, connect the camera to your computer, switch the camera to the image display mode and turn it on. With phone camera, it can be necessary to give right to computer to access of device contents. See your camera's user manual if you need more information. 0019 0020 The Import Interface helps you to get photographs into a digiKam Album, whether it is directly from your camera or a scanner, from a USB mass storage device, via a card reader or from a local or remote folder. You can access the Import Interface by 0021 0022 :menuselection:`Import --> Cameras` 0023 0024 Select one of the cameras from the submenu or choose **Add Camera Manually**. 0025 0026 The latter will open the dialog described in the Camera Settings section of this handbook. If you want to have more information about how digiKam supports digital cameras, please a take a look at this section.. 0027 0028 :menuselection:`Import --> USB Storage Devices` 0029 0030 Select one of the USB devices from the submenu. 0031 0032 :menuselection:`Import --> Card Readers` 0033 0034 Select one of the card readers from the submenu. 0035 0036 :menuselection:`Import --> Add Images...` :kbd:`Ctrl+Alt+I` 0037 0038 Select a source folder from the dialog that opens. 0039 0040 :menuselection:`Import --> Import from Scanner` 0041 0042 Tool to communicate with a digital scanner and import images.