Doing a DVD back up of my iPhoto pics?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by WilliamBos, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    How would I do a dvd back up of my iphoto library??

    Can I just right click on the iphoto library folder within ,my username/pictures/iphoto library??
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    How big is your iPhoto Library file?

    Can this help?

    PS: Why not use an external HDD or two to backup to? DVDs, even if stored properly, often tend to fail after some time and are not able to be read.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I have an external HDD, but never reformatted it to FAT32, now have my old pc's HDD on it, as well as my moms note backed up on it.

    Need to get another one, wondered if I could compress it to fit on a dvd? almost 28 GB of pics.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    The photos in your iPhoto Library are probably already compressed to bits using the JPEG format/codec, thus further compression might not get you anywhere near 4.7 or 8.5 GB for a DVD.
     

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