iPhoto and duplicate filenames.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Spikeywan, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Spikeywan macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2012
    During the course of sorting out all my photos, prior to importing them into iPhoto, I've found as many as 4 photos with the same name. Combinations of resetting my camera's count system somehow :confused:, and getting photos from other people who's cameras use the same naming convention as mine. I've picked them all out, and appended the names with something appropriate to the set.

    Once I've imported everything into iPhoto, what will happen in the future if I try to import photos with the same name as ones that are already imported?
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    iPhoto will likely have no issues at all. I believe it uses filename, and date taken as a way to tell potential duplicates. And perhaps size as well.

    It is easy to test. Next time you are importing keep a few images back. Then rename them to same name and import.... if a couple were taken the same day but were different sizes you would immediately know what iPhoto does in that case.
  3. mikepro macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
  4. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2011
  5. Spikeywan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2012

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