Skip navigation

best way to import iphoto-formatted photos on dvd

168 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2013 3:26 PM by CTS RSS
CTS Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Jan 5, 2013 1:32 PM

I was trying to eliminate duplicate photos, so used a program that identified 1,400; I then burned these onto DVD before deleting. I now think the program misidentified some duplicates, so I want to re-import the photos.


Out of caution, I burned them in two formats, on two different disks: as an iPhoto folder and as exported photos.


How do I best re-import these photos into my library? I assume the iPhoto-folder disk would retain the most metadata. Can I just "select all" of the photos on the disk (within iPhoto, not the Finder), then drag them back into the library? Or is there more to it?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7), mid-2011 i5
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 5, 2013 2:33 PM (in response to CTS)

    If you import them from the iPhoto library disk using iPhoto you will get the original file, the modified file if it had been edit, and all metadata, i.e. keywords, titles, locations, etc. This video shows how:



    Insert the disk in the optical drive and launch iPhoto. Look for the disk in the left hand pane of iPhoto. find the photo(s) you want and drag them to the Events or Photos icon above.



More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.