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Okay so when i edit a picture it replaces the old picture i was editing how can I have it save the new one separate?
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right click "create copy" and then edit the copy

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iPhoto creates a copy of each photo you edit, so the originals are never damaged. If you check your iPhoto Library you will find that it is separated in Originals and Edited (or something like that).

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When you make changes to a photo it automatically creates a new photo with the changes, leaving your original image in the iPhoto -> Originals folder

You can revert to the original photo at anytime by right clicking on it in iPhoto and clicking Revert to Original

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Every time you add a photo to your iPhoto library, iPhoto copies the original photo to one location and creates a small copy of your photo, no bigger than 640x480 that will work as thumbnail. This allows iPhoto to "scroll like butter" even if it is working with big photos.
Everytime you edit or try to edit a photo, iPhoto creates a copy of your photo and keeps it in a separated location, so you can work with the copy and not with the original. Once you have finished editing, it will create a new thumbanil of the edited version of the photo.
Every time you revert a photo to its original version, iPhoto delets the edited version and replaces it with a copy of the originals, then again creates a new thumbnail for your photo.
The experts say that everytime you edit a JPEG file and save it, you lose a little bit of quality due to the compression the format has. In order to prevent this and keep the original file as good as possible, iPhoto works making copies of the originals. As far as i know Aperture uses the same idea.

I don't use iPhoto anymore so i don't have the right paths for the folders and everything, but you have to keep in mind this because if you look for a photo using Spotlight you will get at least 2 files with the same name, this is why if you want to copy a photo from your iPhoto library you should open it and drag or export the photo from iPhoto, not just using Finder.

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