iPhoto, does it store my pictures in the library or...

DeuceDeuce

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Aug 8, 2007
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Does it simply link to them? I'm attempting to import about 20 different folders each filled with a good number of pictures and after its done I can only access the pictures if I keep the source files there... Is there a way to have the iPHOTO library store the whole picture?

Does any of that make sense? Sorry if that sounds confusing...
 

DeuceDeuce

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 8, 2007
820
0
San Dimas, CA
Does it simply link to them? I'm attempting to import about 20 different folders each filled with a good number of pictures and after its done I can only access the pictures if I keep the source files there... Is there a way to have the iPHOTO library store the whole picture?

Does any of that make sense? Sorry if that sounds confusing...
I think I figured it out, sorry Im a noob
 

kiwi-in-uk

macrumors 6502a
Sep 22, 2004
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AU
iPhoto copies them over, no links.
There is an option in Preferences>Advanced to copy or link (at least there is an option in the later versions of iPhoto - not sure about earlier versions). Thumbnails and changes, however, remain in Pictures>iPhoto Library.