iPhoto vs Photos in Folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by surfer99, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. surfer99 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    So I am currently migrating all of my files from my windows based pc to my macbook. Anyway I have all of my files in a folder on my mac desktop. One of the files is all of my photos. I currently transfered all of my photos from the folder to iPhoto. My question is...can I delete the photos folder on my desktop now that all my photos are in iPhoto?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    If the "Copy files to iPhoto library when adding to library" in iPhoto preferences -> Advanced is checked (and you've noticed a strong growth in the iPhoto Library folder ;)), then yes.

    I would however burn them onto a DVD or make some other form of backup first. You can never have too many different backups of your images...
     
  3. stagecustom macrumors regular

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    #3
    agreed, I learned the hard way. went to a leafs game and got a TON of photos and lost them all in a hd crash... along with some good wedding pictures i took for a cousin.:mad:
     

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