Best way to Backup iPhoto?

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  1. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

    marioman38

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    Basically my laptop has a 30GB harddrive, and has 4000 photos on it. Whats the best way to keep the a few of them, probably the most recent 500 or so, to gain more space on the laptops HD and backup all photos to an external harddrive.

    --- So that when i re-back up it doesnt replace to 4000 on the external HD with the only 500 on my laptop, essentially deleting what i wanted on the external HD.

    Thanks For The Help!
     
  2. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    i keep a folder on my external HD for older pictures. when i'm done looking at them or need more HD space, i copy them to the external HD and then delete them from the iPhoto library. of course, i keep them organized by date and subject in subfolders on the external HD, which i'd recommend for finding stuff more easily. it works for me because it's simple.
     
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  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    in my case, i'm on a laptop, so i don't always have my external HD with me. plus there are some picture with which i'm constantly working or e-mailing back and forth.
     

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