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goobimama

 
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What iPhoto does, is it imports the pictures you dump into its library in its own folder which appears to you as a file. You can safely delete your pictures from your 'other folders' after importing them into iPhoto.

To check whether iPhoto has really imported your pictures in their full size, just click a picture in iPhoto and File > Export and send it to the desktop. If the file size is right, you are on the right track. I ask you to do this cause there is someone else having problems with iPhoto importing thumbnails.

From thereon, you let iPhoto do the picture management. Instead of putting them in folders, you let iPhoto create events. Follow the guided tours for more information on how to create events. Its not that difficult anyway.

If you plug in a memory card, open iPhoto. It will show you the import photos window. Enter roll information and click import. It will automatically create an event for that import. Then you can delete the photos from your memory card.

Do backup every once in a while though...cause you can never get photos back...
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