iPhoto Exporting.

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  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    I want to export my iPhoto Library to a folder and put it on my external HDD as a backup, the problem is I don't know what setting to choose to not loose image quality.

    I don't know if I should export them as JPEGS and choose the maximum image quality setting, or if I should pick original or current (what is the difference between the last two?)

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    In other words, you can copy the entire iPhoto library to an external drive, you do not need to export out the individual pictures. Doing so will keep the organizational structure of the library, and also preserve any of the keepsakes projects you have created. Simply drag & drop the iPhoto library package from the Pictures folder in your home folder to a connected external hard drive.
     
  3. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    And that will keep the quality the same as when I imported them?
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Yes, because you are just transfering the files, not doing anything to them.
     
  5. chriszgn macrumors newbie

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    u won't loose any pic quality...just do it...
     

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