my primary reason for not being a heavy user of iPhoto is how it deals with importing photos. So I wanted to post this question to see if there's a solution for it. When "importing" photos, iPhoto makes duplicate copies. I want to know if there is a way for iPhoto so point to where the pictures are (on an external hard-drive) and not having to make duplicate copies. it's strange because iTunes does not obviously make copies and instead point to where the files are. Any thoughts?