Can I take certain photos in Iphoto and put them on a ext HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bhsu21, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. bhsu21 macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    In Iphoto, is there anyway to take out certain photos and just place them on an external HD? Not my whole library. Just certain pictures. I don't want to just "hide" them either.

    So I'd still have the photos for storage for the future but just not on the computer.

    Thanks for everyone's help.
  2. yanal84 macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2008
    Right click on iPhoto Library -> Show Package Contents -> Originals

    Macintosh HD -> Users -> username -> Pictures -> iPhoto Library

    then copy the pictures you need to an external hard drive.
  3. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Just drag and drop the photos you want from within iPhoto on to your external HD.
  4. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    You can drag and drop direct from iPhoto to your external HD
    You can make a photo album of certain pics and drag over to your HD (that why you can keep them grouped on your external)
    Don't open the iPhoto library. Not recommended. Any photo you want, you can get to it from iPhoto itself. If you want the original, just right click on the photo and "revert to original".

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