How-To? iPhoto & External HDs

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  1. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

    redAPPLE

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    #1
    hi guys!

    i would love to know, if you guys know of a way, to store the digital photos in an external hard drive and view them in iPhoto, the same way as accessing songs from an external hard drive in iTunes.
     
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    I think you solved your own problem: "the same way you do it in iTunes." That's how you do it.

    EDIT: Hmm...or not. I used to have my iPhoto library on another drive and it was as simple as telling iPhoto that the library is in another place--just like iTunes. Now, in iPhoto 4, I don't see any option like that.
     
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    i think you can just move your ~/Pictures folder onto the external drive... then it should be as easy as launching iPhoto. iPhoto should tell you it can't find your album, and will ask you to locate it or make a new one... choose to find it and point it to your external drive...

    hopefully my mind is thinking straight,
    reality
     
  4. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Or make a symbolic link from your home directory called Pictures to a folder on the external drive called Pictures. I did this with my entire Home directory and it is working great.
     
  5. redAPPLE thread starter macrumors 68030

    redAPPLE

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    ok help me out here will you please? "symbolic link"?
     

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