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Name & Location of Libraries

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Jan 1, 2013 10:55 AM

iPhoto 11 on an Air

 

My wife and I used to share an Air when we were traveling. I maintained all of our photos in my profile on the Air without issue. When using iPhoto in her profile, however, we had problems. Anyhow, I now have a Pro so I deleted my profile from the Air leaving only my wife's profile.

 

I'm trying to get her all set up so she can manage her photos but I've found that there are two photo libraries (I think). Probably something I did screwing around in the past. Anyhow, in searching for iPhoto in Searchlight I find two files iPhoto files - one is named Judy.Photolibrary and the other is named Judy. 

 

My questions are:

1. What is the file name for the default iPhoto library?

2. Where on the drive is the library supposed to be located?

Thanks.

jor

MacBook Air, iOS 4.3.3
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,915 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to jortucson)

    1 - it is not a file - it is a special folder called a package that contains many, many files - by default the package is named iPhoto library but it can have any name - to select one that does  not have the default name depress and hold the option key and launch iPhoto to select library

     

    2 - by default the iPhoto library package is on your boot drive - but it can be anywhere including an external drive  - to select one that is not in the default loctaion depress and hold the option key and launch iPhoto to select library -

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,915 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 11:27 AM (in response to jortucson)

    The default is names iPhoto library in the pictures folder on your boot drive - that is the best place for it to avoid confusion and potential human errors

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,915 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 12:08 PM (in response to jortucson)

    1. Are the photos I imported from different locations on the drive all contained within the photolibrary package?

    2. After importing files to iPhoto, does iPhoto retain any relationship to the photo's original location?

    assuming that the iPhoto prefence to "copy imported items to the iPhoto library" is in its recommended default check state then every thing is in the iPhoto library and it needs nothing outside of the iPhoto library

     

    LN

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