Backing up your photos

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ebook, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. ebook macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2004
    Sprint Car Capital of the World
    I was wondering how you go about backing up your photos on iPhoto. I have burned them to a cd once, but now I have added photos and want to get them on the same cd (it's a CDRW). Is this possible?

    Let me know how you backup...
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2004
    If its a CDRW like you say then jsut erase it in Disk Utility and then re burn all your photos (old and new) to the disk.

    Just FYI, if you want to make a long term backup, avoid the CDRWs as they are more prone to developing problems than a standard CDR.
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    i usually just drag the entire iPhoto Library folder to back up. coupled with iPhoto Library Manager, i can maintain/backup multiple libraries and/or launch iPhoto using any of the libraries.
  4. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    You might want to consider exporting your photos to a seperate folder to backup instead of just doing it through iPhoto, thereby avoiding iPhoto's complicated storage structure. Plus side is that you can easily browse through your backup photos on machines without iPhoto installed but you then lose the ability to have your CD treated as an iPhoto library.

    I actually use iPhoto Buddy to maintain multiple smaller libraries and burn photos to disk as both an iPhoto library and exported photos. Obviously depends on your individual album size but works peachy for me. :)

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