iPhoto oragnisational plugin

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ShaunC, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. ShaunC macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Hi there,
    I've recently just starting using iphoto (08'), however when I click in Finder on 'All Images' I get several copies of the same photo which isn't good for hard drive space.

    I'm weary of deleting any of these files and getting the infamous '!' logo on my photos.

    Is there some sort of plugin out there that imports the photo files and organises them like iTunes does when I import a new song. Allowing me to either delete or move the original freely.

    Cheers, Shaun
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    I'm not sure I understand exactly what you're looking for, so if this is way off-base, I apologize in advance.

    In iPhoto 9, if you go to Preferences > Advanced, you can check the 'Copy items to the iPhoto Library'. Then, if you drop a picture into iPhoto, a copy of it is made inside the iPhoto Library, and you can freely move or delete the original.

    iPhoto 8 has the same option, but I think it's worded slightly different.

    Your iPhoto library has thumbnail versions of your original photos, so it still may seem like there are duplicates, but that's normal (for iPhoto).

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