iphoto help how to back up photos on external drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hicksong, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. hicksong macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am new to this so please bear with me....
    I need to move pictures from iphoto to an external drive to free up space.
    I don't want to loose anything in the process.
    I am running Tiger 10.4.11 on a powerbook G4 using iphoto 4.0.3 (4h2)
    Here are my questions........
    1. How do I back up my pictures from iphoto to an external drive
    2. How do I safely erase the photos from my main drive
    3. How do I look/edit the pictures on the external drive after I have transferred them

    Any help would be appreciated......Thanks.........hicksong
     
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Near London, UK.
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    Short answer http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1229

    Longer answer let me just amend your questions
    1. How do I copy my pictures from iphoto to an external drive
    copy your iPhoto library to an external drive.
    1a. How do I make a safe copy of them elsewhere for additional security
    Use a second external drive, either just for photos, or for Time Machine. If you think its expensive, please envisage yourself here in 6 months when your hard disk dies, asking "hey I just lost all my photos, what can I do?"
    2. How do I safely erase the photos from my main drive after I have done 1a
    Start up iPhoto holding down OPTION key, select the library on the new HD.
    After using this for a few days, drag your original iPhoto library into the trash.
    After this continues to work for a few more days, then empty the trash

    3. How do I look/edit the pictures on the external drive after I have transferred them
    Just use iPhoto
    4. How do I backup changed pictures on the external drive
    see 1a
     
  3. hicksong thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.......

    Thank you Tumbleweed666, you made it very clear, I get it , you have helped enormously.
    Be well........hicksong
     

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