iPhoto: Keep movie files on external harddrive

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Zebbe08, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Zebbe08 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I currently have iPhoto set to copy everything I import to the iPhoto Library, however since HD movies from my Canon camera take a lot of space I would like to keep these on an external harddrive. Photos on the other hand I would like to have in the iPhoto Library as usual.

    Is this possible?
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    #2
    Yes, you could drag them out of the iPhoto library onto the external drive, then delete them from iPhoto, but then they would no longer appear within the main iPhoto window. I suppose that you could create a new iPhoto library on the external, but then you'd have to start up iPhoto holding down the Option key to choose that library.
     
  3. EmmEff macrumors regular

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    Not with the current version of iPhoto.

    You could use one of the third party tools for splitting an iPhoto library and kee everything in a master library on the external drive and a copy on the internal drive.

    Alternatively, don't store your movie files in iPhoto at all.
     

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