Does iPhoto Import or Link?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ben1257sb, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. ben1257sb macrumors newbie

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    Hello MacRumors!

    Ben Here. I just switched from windows to Mac less than a week ago! Exciting stuff! I have a question though...

    When I transferred all my files to my mac, I had about 100 picture folders in the "my pictures" directory. When I tried to open all those 100 picture folders in iPhoto, it imported them.

    My question is:
    Does iPhoto link those pictures? Or does iPhoto make another copy of the pictures in iPhoto?

    Thanks for the help and I'm glad to be a part of the forums!
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    IIRC, its default behavior is to make a copy of them, but you can change that.

    Check the iPhoto preferences, I think what you're looking for is on the Advanced tab.
     
  3. ben1257sb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is there any way to manage my photos within iPhoto?

    For example:

    When I delete a photo in iPhoto, can it also delete the root picture as well?
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    iPhoto manipulates its copy or its link, not the original.
     
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    When you delete a photo in iPhoto, it initially goes into the iPhoto trash(it's in the sidebar). Only when you empty that trash is when it is deleted from your Mac.
     

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