Resolved iPhoto conundrum!

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  1. jogl, Apr 4, 2011
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    jogl macrumors member

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    This is my first mac, and first post here so hi!

    I've just spent the evening sorting out my iphoto library (rotating, tagging, faces etc etc) and realised that I had 'copy to iPhoto folder on import' selected. Now all my photos are within the iPhoto 'package'.

    Obviously i've unchecked this option now but is there any way I can get iPhoto to relink to the original locations of my photos (user/photos/) without losing all the extra information which I guess is inside the 'package'?

    The reason for this is that i'm accessing the same library on PCs so the folder structure needs to make sense.

    Hope I explained ok
    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
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    Select the library/event/etc that you want. File >> Export.
     
  3. jogl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, but all this does is give me another folder with the photos in.

    I already have the original folder structure, I just want to Relink the iPhoto library meta-data (?) to the original structure.

    Any ideas for that?
     
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    Delete and reimport without the "copy" option checked. That's basically your only option, at least that I can think of.
     
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