Is a thumbnail a permanent file?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cfs, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. cfs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    Hi All,

    I am trying to gain more space back on my iMac (20", 2GHz, 10.6.8). I was wondering if I imported iPhoto thumnails to iMovie, can I then delete the video in iPhoto?


  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68030

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    No. The thumbnail in iMovie is a link to the video file in iPhoto. If you delete in iPhoto, the video will no longer be available to iMovie.
  3. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    Thank you very much for your reply.

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