iPhoto question

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  1. francisko

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    hi guys,

    question: i want to keep an orig copy of a photo before i edit it.. how do i do that? i know a can copy a photo and paste it to another folder... but is there a short cut to that?
     
  2. ijingo

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    Just create a folder and rename like "master photos" copy that folder to a new one. Get your photos from the copied folder to iPhoto and edit them. Do you have Photoshop? you can edit them there or iPhoto can do simple editing, saturation, size etc.
     
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    All photos imported to iPhoto have original files kept in a folder named Originals. It would be redundant if you keep another copy although it would be a great idea to backup.
    Home Folder > Pictures > iPhoto Library [Control Click] >> Show Package Contents > Originals
     
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    iphoto always keeps an original before you make an edit. Try this. Import a photo, then make changes to that image. After making the changes select that photo and hold down shift key. It will toggle between the original and the modified version and compare the two.
     
  5. francisko

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    guys thanks a lot! this has been very helpful, saved me a lot of time and hassle!
     
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    is it advisable to always use the ENHANCE feature in iphoto? has anyone tried comparing their prints with and without using the enhance? bec i always use the enhance but havent printed the pics yet
     
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    its also decent when you try to print the enhance photo,
     
  8. luisito

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    Hi guys, I need your help with iPhoto.

    I have a whopping 58.5 GB worth of photos and videos and I really NEED to cut it down. I've also noticed that there are several files that make up this 58.5 GB, like caches, originals, data, thumbnails, etc. etc. After checking some threads, people are saying that I shouldn't tamper with the iPhoto Library through Finder.

    I have 11,560 items in iPhoto. Is this just about right to make up 58.5 GB? I've been taking a lot of videos also, so this might be a problem.

    Would you know other techniques that I can cut down on space before I opt for deleting photos?

    Thanks.
     
  9. anchorite

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    I don't know if this could help you but you could archive your oldest photos to DVD then take it out of iPhoto. Go to Library>Photos, then on the bottom bar search by date and select the oldest month that contains something. Select all the items and copy paste them to a blank DVD.

    I have the same amount of photos and that's what I did in addition to dumping them all to Flickr as backup.

    HTH.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply anchorite!

    So you're suggesting to back them up outside of iPhoto? Yeah, I might opt for this also eventually. Thanks for bringing this up.
     
  11. anchorite

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    Yup. I also use Aperture to catalogue my DVD photo archives. But the problem is Aperture' library consumes a lot of space even when used in that way. I hope someone can suggest a disc cataloging software with previews.
     
  12. PatrickGaerlan

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    @anchorite, you can try DiskCatalogMaker. I haven't tried it myself, but one of the features listed is support for creating thumbnails.
     
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    Thanks for the tip Patrick. Will look into it. :)
     
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    Is it possible to resize photos using iPhoto? Can't seem to find that option.
     
  15. luisito

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    Another question.

    Let's say I want to back-up my photos according to the folders they're in. Would it be possible to just copy the "Originals" folder? I need to know if these items inside the "Originals" folder are the ACTUAL independent file. Because I don't want to copy edited, thumbnail, etc.

    I need to back-up the files inside my iPhoto, and that's different from backing-up the entire iPhoto Library.
     
  16. PatrickGaerlan

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    You can only resize them when you export them, iPhoto -> File -> Export. I guess you can also do it by opening it in an external editor (set it up in the iPhoto preferences), resize, then save.
     
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    Although technically possible, it is not advised to move around inside the iPhoto Library directory. If you must, be very careful. Yes, those are the original copies.
     
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    how do transfer photos from mobileme to an iPhoto album? I can't edit photos from mobileme.
     

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