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    Mar 15, 2007
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    iPhoto file importing
    Just got our new imac last week, and the only problem (yet) that I am having trouble with is finding out how to import photo files from any source and have them stored on an external hard drive. I can copy the files to the external HD, and then tell iphoto where they are, and import them. But I cannot find a setting that tells iphoto to store all imported files on the extexternal HD. I have unchecked "copy items to iphoto library" in preferences, so the files stay only on the external HD. But when I choose "import to library" when importing from a CD or memory card, it places these files on the main HD in the imac, as they do not show up on the external drive. I am looking for a setting such as "location of iphoto library" where I can designate the external drive as the location for all imported files. Any ideas, guys??? Thanks

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    Apr 22, 2007
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    Nashville, TN
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    2010 Macbook Pro, 8g RAM, iPhone 6, iPad Mini, Apple TV
    Hold down the option key when you start iPhoto. You will be prompted to "create a library", "choose a library", etc. Choose the library on your external. From then on, until you do the same thing again (Hold down the option key and select a different library), you will be importing to the external. Hope this helps.
    Mary

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    Member Since
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    Specs:
    iMac 2.4gHz, iTouch, MBP 2.5gHz
    Thanks so very much, Mary. You have made such a complex problem become so simple to solve. Very much appreciated!!!
    Cam

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