Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to GenCode)
This is from an iPhoto help file:
By default, iPhoto copies photos imported from your hard disk, leaving the originals in their original location and making duplicates for use in the iPhoto library.
However, if you already have an extensive collection of photos saved on your computer and you prefer to leave your photos in their current file structure, you can choose to have iPhoto point to your original photo files instead of copying them in iPhoto. Either way, you can still make full use of iPhoto.
To set advanced options for photos imported from your hard disk:
Choose iPhoto > Preferences
Select or deselect “Copy items to the iPhoto Library.”
Deselecting this option means that iPhoto will not duplicate photos when importing them into the application, but will leave them in their original files on your computer. When you edit these images in iPhoto, however, the edited versions will be saved in the iPhoto library, not your original files. Your original files remain untouched.
As you can see from the above, iPhoto offers an option to save disk space by not copying the files into the iPhoto Library. Also, when importing from a camera, iPhoto offers to delete the original file after importing it. However I do not see the solution you are looking for, which is to indicate where on your disk the original photo files came from if you have the default option on to simply copy the photos into your iPhoto Library.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 11:16 AM (in response to steve626)
That helps in more underestanding. I do like to use the library as a nice backup.
What I do is first copy to NAS, then import from the NAS this way I have backups.
Just sometimes I look in old pictures via iPhoto and realize its a dup or unwanted and if I at least had the filename I could filefind the file on the NAS to manually delete it.
iPhoto knows the orig filename because it lets me export the orig filename and image.
Just they dont let the users know it with any type of "Get Info" that most other apple products seem to have.
Maybe in future releases.
Thanks anyow Steve.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to GenCode)
Actually, you can see the original file name as follows:
Click once on the photo you are interested in (not the event; click once on the individual photo). In the Photos menu, select Show Photo Info. It will show the name of the file. With this filename, you can search for it on your other drive and delete it (if you wish to do that).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to steve626)
Thanks, the View > Info was off or I would have seen that.
Yes its rarely used but sometimes I need to find the backup.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 12:32 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks Terence, this helps if I actually want to copy it too, this is an easy way to find the actual file.