Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 25, 2010, 12:47 PM   #1
apatch
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
iPhoto file numbers

Every time I try to "share" (move them out) my iPhoto files and move them out of iPhoto to another folder, if the numbers happen to be the same from a previous time, it will tell me they already exist and do I want to replace those photos with the new ones.

The problem is they are not the same image, and I don't want to loose the older ones by replacing them with the new ones. How do I avoid this? I've tried to rename them in iPhoto and it still says they are the same number.

Appreciate any help anyone can give for this issue. I'm trying to organize my thousands of images.
apatch is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 25, 2010, 01:55 PM   #2
NeverBX
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Easiest way would be to create folders for the new/old images.
NeverBX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 7, 2010, 07:00 PM   #3
knine22
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
yeah, when you download your camera pix, put them in a new folder. best thing, do batch action rename (PCs and MACs can do this through the OS, Explorer or Finder.) i tend to rename with numbers to organize my photos: i use the date & event, like YYMMDDevent
and tell Finder to append consecutively numbered suffix.

when you import into iPhoto, the files are copied in a new location for iPhoto to reference. so to save harddrive space, after importing, burn your newly renamed files on to a disk (if you want to save a backup) and delete them from your hard drive.

this should help you organize and save from the "replace?" prompt.
knine22 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PHD's and Home Sync on Lion Server - iPhoto & PhotoBooth Package files gazcross Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking 4 Sep 26, 2011 07:21 AM
AppleScript how to perform a task on every Numbers file in a folder yux OS X 0 Sep 18, 2011 03:11 PM
iPhoto master photos, making them smaller james90755 Mac Applications and Mac App Store 0 Sep 1, 2011 01:42 PM
Did iPhoto just create ~100GB of files? mickbab Mac Basics and Help 3 Jan 9, 2011 11:40 PM
iPhoto identification number duplicates SLKM Digital Photography 0 Aug 17, 2009 11:16 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:27 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC