i need iPhoto Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Eric Lewis, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    #1
    I have iPhoto 08!

    All of my photos are organized into different folders on my external drive such as (florida 06, and graduation etc)

    i want them all into iPhoto...but i dont want to loose the organization? how do i do this? make them all events or albums? how? and if i have to drag the folder/s where do i drag them into iPhoto? im so lost and i need help

    Thanks
     
  2. tartsquid macrumors regular

    tartsquid

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    #2
    I don't have 08, so I'm going to assume it's set up similarly to the previous version.

    Under File, there should be an option to Import to Library. That should make it easy for you to bring those pictures into iPhoto, and then you can create an album for them to keep them organized.
     
  3. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    how i do import them and automatically make an album or event?
     
  4. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't want to lose the actual file organization, you can uncheck the box in the advanced tab of iPhoto preferences that says "copy photos to iPhoto library". Then the photos will be in iPhoto, but they'll stay organized as files. However, this won't organize the photos in iPhoto itself.
     
  5. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    i want the photos on my new Imac not on the external

    and i need to automatically somehow import the photos into album/events?

    theres 100folders(each one is a group) in 1 large photos folder
     
  6. andrealynn macrumors newbie

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    When I did mine, I just made a backup of the photos to DVD and then imported the DVD. It kept everything in the folders I had them in. Hopefully that will work for yoU!
     
  7. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    Import each file/folder individually. That will keep your organization intact.
     

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