Trouble backing up photos to external HD

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by sable2008, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. sable2008 macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2009
    New to the forum...need some advice.

    I'm trying to back up photos to external hardrive.....the problem is that the "title" of the pic I have assigned in iphoto is apparently not the "file name" of the pic that shows when I drag to the external device. So....I keep getting the error message that I can't put all the files in the hardrive because one of them is "busy".

    Example: I want to send the picture titled "my dogs" to the HD. When I do, the picture is transfered there, but is then called IMG.001.jpg. What gives?!

    I have already assigned a unique title to all of the pictures I have so that this wouldn't happen...i.e. error messages about duplicate pictures with generic, camera-assigned names like IMG.001.jpg.

    Any suggestions?
  2. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    Export the photos and use the setting in the Export dialog box that titles the files with the title of the photo?
  3. sable2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2009
    Thanks!! That was way too easy of a fix......

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