iPhoto 09-I can't decide on how I should let iPhoto handle my photos?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Imola Ghost, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    I like to keep my photos locally on my MBP [500gb]. I've been trying to understand how iPhoto handles the importing of them. It seems to me that iPhoto makes a copy of the original and thus allowing you to get the original back in case you edit it.

    I don't do any photo editing and have wondered how I should let iphoto handle my photos. How do I keep iphoto from making a copy and just use the original so I don't have duplicates. I've always just put photos in folders and gave each folder a name according to the event. I believe in iPhoto I could just throw all of my photos in a folder without putting them in any folder, which I'm not sure or not if this is a good thing.

    Maybe I'm unclear on this and if I am please shed some light on this so I can get my photos organized.
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    If you don't edit them, there will be no unnecessary copies. Until you make a change to the photo (moving it to another folder doesn't count), there no duplicates made. Just let iPhoto do it's thing and don't worry about it.


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