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Does IPhoto duplicate pictures when I import them?


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Hello yall!!

I'm still trying to figure out Iphoto when I have time to play with it when I am not working but when I import pictures from folders on my desktop, is it essentially copying and creating a duplicate copy within Iphoto?
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yes, it copies to this path:
macintosh hd users/your username/pictures/iphotolibrary/year/month/day/image.jpg or other file extension.
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so when you trash them in iPhoto they are still on your HD?
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no, they go into trash, until you empty the trash, then theyre gone. the thumbnail stays, and the data, but the image is gone.
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so after trashing all photos you still have to search out the thumbnail & data to delete? sorry, just want to make sure...
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you can if you want, but leaving them causes no harm, just takes up a little space that adds up eventually, so it up to you. though I dont think each image has its own, so Id say leave it
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