iPhoto managed or referenced library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mythbusters, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Mythbusters macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2015
    I unchecked the box "Copy items to the iPhoto library", because I don't want iPhoto to duplicate my photos, but it still copies them. What could be the problem? I want to use my organized photo library as a referenced library in iPhoto.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    What makes you think it still copied them? It will make "previews" for those images and that may be what you are seeing.
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    I would go for the "Copy items to the iPhoto library" option as this will prevent problems in the future when you have unwittingly/mistakenly deleted the originals, or you don't have the external device that they were on to hand.

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