12-19-2011, 01:51 PM #1
Use iPhoto's photo structure or create referenced library?
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- Oct 19, 2011
- 21.5" 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 with 12GB RAM and 2TB HDD, 32 GB iPad 2, 32 GB iPhone 4
What do people generally recommend? I'm looking to set up my iPhoto library and I'm not sure how exactly I shoudl go about doing it....should I just reference by existing pictures folder? How exactly would that work? Or am I better off importing them all and backing up the individual files on a hard drive.
If I went the referenced file route would that just create a huge iphoto library file that would take up additional space?
12-19-2011, 07:48 PM #2
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- Jan 22, 2010
- Victoria, BC
- Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
I have yet to find a compelling argument against just using iPhoto's built-in management as was intended by Apple (except "I really enjoy micro-managing my own photos and doing a lot of unnecessary work" of course).
The iPhoto Library is automatically backed up by Time Machine, so there's no reason to worry about your photos.
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