How do I import pics to an external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by superspiffy, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    Everytime I import pictures from my digital cam, they automatically go to iPhoto's default library. I don't want this as I don't have a lot of internal hdd space left in my MBP and I'd like to keep all my photos on my external drive. How do I make it so that the photos will import to the external drive? Thanks
     
  2. 66217 Guest

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    Use Image Capture (find it with SpotLight). But not sure you can make it import directly to an external hard drive, but you can import to a folder in your desktop and then to the external HD.
     
  3. darwen macrumors 6502a

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    I would agree. I dont think it is possible to change iPhoto's default location for imports. I could be wrong but I would just use image capture.
     
  4. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    Hold up, there -- I have my entire iPhoto library on an external, and when I import photos they go there. There are specific instructions on the Apple forums - a Knowledge Base article -- on how to move your file to the external. Then, pointing iPhoto to that file, imports will go directly to that library -- just need to be sure the external is on and mounted when you start iPhoto to import.

    Good luck!
     

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