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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 08, 2009
    iPhoto Library/Catalogue
    Hi There

    when i switched over from my Windows PC to Mac, i created a folder called my pictures and transferred into this folder all of the pics i had on my PC.

    I then imported the pics from this folder into iPhoto.

    Now from what i can see, iPhoto creates it's own folder structure and saves the photos in this structure. So the question is, am i duplicating my files by keeping the "my pictures" folder? I think i am, i can delete files and folders from "my pic" but they remain in iPhoto.... just want some re-asurance

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    Member Since
    Nov 07, 2007
    Walnut, California
    MacBook. 2.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo. 5G 30GB iPod.
    Photos imported into iPhoto are duplicated into the Pictures > iPhoto Library folder just as long as the "Copy items to the iPhoto Library" option is checked in your preferences.
    If it is, you're free to delete the originals once they're done importing.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 08, 2009
    thanks virtuso, that has been very helpful.

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