iPhoto

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hammackj, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. hammackj macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Quick questions.

    1) Does iPhoto copy my pictures to the Pictures folder when it imports?

    2) if true what file does it store them in?

    3) After importing into iPhoto is it safe to delete the external source images?


    Thanks,

    hammackj
     
  2. mms macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it does copy it into ~/Pictures/iPhoto Library.
    After that is a complicated set of directories that you never want to navigate.

    So yes, you can delete the originals. If you ever need the file outside of iPhoto, you can get at it by finding the picture in iPhoto, then hitting File --> Export.
     
  3. killuminati macrumors 68020

    killuminati

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    #3
    After you import into a iPhoto, it does make a copy of the file so you can delete the original.

    The pictures are stored in Pictures/iPhoto Library, Then it is Year/Month/Day. It's kind of confusing.

    EDIT: 1 Minute too slow.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #4

    Or just drag and drop. :)
     
  5. hammackj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    thanks a ton.

    Saves me 3 gigs!

    Who knew a 100gb drive could get full so fast...
     
  6. mcarnes macrumors 68000

    mcarnes

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    #6
    Do any photo editing, copying, or deletion by using the iPhoto app. Don't go into the iPhoto folder to delete or move files. Leave the folder alone, your mac will keep it tidy.

    iPhoto is a great app by the way.
     

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