macosxhints.com has posted a wonderful, undocumented feature in iPhoto 6.0.4. When a camera is plugged in, and the import screen is in front, double click the return key (yes, just like a mouse, but on your keyboard) and you'll be able to view the images in the camera as if they were an iPhoto source. the image will appear in edit mode, and you can zoom in, but you will not be able to edit it at all. The thumbnail viewer will appear at the top though. From there, you can drag and drop the thumbnail to add the images into the iPhoto library. Although the hint says they had an issue with inaccurate dates, I tried it our and it worked just fine. I suspect the reason Apple doesn't make this feature known is because it may not work with all cameras. My Canon digital Ixus iZoom, works well with it. My only issue is that the thumbnails appeared as gray boxes. Not much of an issue if importing one pic at a time (since the selected thumbnail displays in full anyway). Try it out and let us know if it works with your camera (please state the your camera's model, of course).