I've never understood this about files...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Andrew83Ga, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Andrew83Ga macrumors regular

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    I have the same pictures in Aperture...and iPhoto...and also in the "All Images"...and in the HD in the "Users' Pictures" folder...am I wasting a ton of HD space by having multiple copies of these (thousands) of photos? Or are they just conveniently accessible from these many places, but only saved[?] (I'm not great with computers) once on the computer? When I first bought it, I saved them in the "Users' Pictures" folder thinking that would be the most permanent place to keep them, and as I opened new programs, they were saved to the Aperture and iPhoto libraries...

    While I'm here, should I ax iPhoto now that I have Aperture? Or is there some benefit to keeping it?

    Thanks as always!

    -Andrew
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    They are only once on your HDD, as Aperture has access to the iPhoto Library, which is stored in Macintosh HD / Users / You / Pictures / iPhotos.

    The All Images short cut is a search result and not an actual place on your HDD.


    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/-text

    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/-videos

    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/-text

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343-keyboard-shortcuts
     
  3. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    ok- aperture has access to the iphoto library, but if you import the iphoto library, doesn't aperture make a copy of the file and create the aperture library? Does that use twice the space?
     
  4. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Aperture can do that - but only if you tell it to create a separate library.
     

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