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I'm rather disappointed that iPhoto has no direct ability to import from a scanner. I'm reduced to scanning in Preview, which has a less awful UI for scanning than the program that came with my HP scanner, and dragging the resulting files into iPhoto.

Is there some better scheme that I've missed?

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Just a little bit better: put all your scans in a single folder and drag the folder itself into iPhoto. – mouviciel Sep 27 '10 at 19:20

Send the photos to a scanning service, especially if you have "tons".

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