iPhoto

hammackj

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 8, 2005
17
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San Antonio, Tx
Quick questions.

1) Does iPhoto copy my pictures to the Pictures folder when it imports?

2) if true what file does it store them in?

3) After importing into iPhoto is it safe to delete the external source images?


Thanks,

hammackj
 

mms

macrumors 6502a
Oct 8, 2003
784
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CA
Yes, it does copy it into ~/Pictures/iPhoto Library.
After that is a complicated set of directories that you never want to navigate.

So yes, you can delete the originals. If you ever need the file outside of iPhoto, you can get at it by finding the picture in iPhoto, then hitting File --> Export.
 

killuminati

macrumors 68020
Dec 6, 2004
2,405
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After you import into a iPhoto, it does make a copy of the file so you can delete the original.

The pictures are stored in Pictures/iPhoto Library, Then it is Year/Month/Day. It's kind of confusing.

EDIT: 1 Minute too slow.
 

mcarnes

macrumors 68000
Mar 14, 2004
1,929
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USA! USA!
Do any photo editing, copying, or deletion by using the iPhoto app. Don't go into the iPhoto folder to delete or move files. Leave the folder alone, your mac will keep it tidy.

iPhoto is a great app by the way.