iPhoto Questions

MrMan112

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I have a few questions about using iPhoto.

I've been transferring pictures from my PC to my new G4 Powerbook. Once they're in the Pictures folder, I've then been transferring them to iPhoto and sorting them into albums.

Once I've done this, is it OK to delete the original files?

I'm not sure if iPhoto makes a copy of the picture in the iPhoto Library folder.

Thanks
 

MrMan112

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Feb 4, 2005
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Thanks.

Does that go for iTunes as well?

Sorry for the questions.... my first mac!
 

KD7IWP

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Yes, iTunes and iPhoto make their own copies of files and save them in their preferred folder managing system. In fact, with iPhoto, when you edit the appearance of a photo, it creates a separate file, thus, the wait for the computer to save changes after editing. I always search in my iphoto library for "originals" since that is the name given to the folder containing the original unedited version of a photo. Caution though! With iPhoto '05, the videos that are extracted from a digital camera are saved in the "Originals" folder, so deleting that will erase the video. I have done that a few times myself. The thumbnail of the video will stay in iPhoto, but the video will be missing.
 

Mechcozmo

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KD7IWP said:
Yes, iTunes and iPhoto make their own copies of files and save them in their preferred folder managing system.
But iTunes for Windows doesn't do this by default. Something I have my friends change ASAP...
 

jxyama

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for iTunes, check the preferences. in the advanced tab, there's an option to turn on/off copying the songs to the iTunes Library.

for iPhoto, if you want copies of pictures for non-iPhoto usage, make sure to "Export" from within iPhoto. don't go messing around inside the iPhoto Library - it's a mess and you may also mess up something.
 

jared_kipe

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If you're on a new mac install of ilife, and you havn't changed anything then both itunes and iphoto make their own copies. So you can delete eveything once you import it.
 
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