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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by James Burgun, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. James Burgun macrumors newbie

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    Hi I am new to the mac. If i use iphoto or Aperture3 can i store all my photos in folders or am i stuck using there library system?...On my PC I stored all of my photos in folders and used AcDsee to veiw and back them up.. Thanks.
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Not sure about Aperture, but iPhoto insists on importing to the library. If it helps, the iPhoto Library file is openable like a folder, in which you can find your photos organised by in folders by date.
     
  3. davids8477 macrumors 6502

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    if I am not mistaken you can tell Iphoto not to import you photos into its library - but leave them where they are.
    The only issue then is if you move then (outside of Iphoto) then the Iphoto database can get messed up.
     
  4. netnothing macrumors 68040

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  5. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    Quick question with iPhoto, If I copy my whole 'Pictures' folder complete with iPhoto library and the other folders will it safely backup my iPhoto library?

    I ask this because I am switching to an SSD and need to backup my photos and music. Is this a safe way to save my iPhoto library without having to individually copy each photo to the desktop to save raw photos.
     
  6. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it will backup your library. Assuming you have iPhoto manage your library, then all your photos, faces, tags, etc are contained in that iPhoto Library special folder.

    -Kevin
     
  7. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but don't even think about going into the Folders and "doing things" with your photos. You can seriously mess iPhoto up.
     

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