iPhoto vs Photos in Folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by surfer99, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. surfer99 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2006
    So I am currently migrating all of my files from my windows based pc to my macbook. Anyway I have all of my files in a folder on my mac desktop. One of the files is all of my photos. I currently transfered all of my photos from the folder to iPhoto. My question is...can I delete the photos folder on my desktop now that all my photos are in iPhoto?
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    If the "Copy files to iPhoto library when adding to library" in iPhoto preferences -> Advanced is checked (and you've noticed a strong growth in the iPhoto Library folder ;)), then yes.

    I would however burn them onto a DVD or make some other form of backup first. You can never have too many different backups of your images...
  3. stagecustom macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    agreed, I learned the hard way. went to a leafs game and got a TON of photos and lost them all in a hd crash... along with some good wedding pictures i took for a cousin.:mad:

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