Hi I am not by my computer but......I am not sure where I lost a lot of space as I have 8800 pictures and a lot of videos mostly from the digital still camera. Anyway I deleted or saved externally a lot of the movies and other pictures so I have 26 gigs free now.
My slideshow created with the scrapbook template in Iphoto is 4.6 gb. When I say share to I DVD its says disk is full? I am assuming harddrive
I DVD is the best way to be able to burn to disk and watch on ant tv correct.
Does it need a lot more space to get to IDVD than the 4.6 size the slideshow iss?
should I just keep moving pictures out of Iphoto externall (also back up via disk too)
I read another Terrance post and sounds like I low. What is the best way of keeping pics on the external hard drive. Should I make new directories and drag or EXPORT them
IS there anyway to keep the directories as they are now (i have the pictures separated by years etc
will it look like Iphot but externally?
sorry if I sound dumb
Im actually scared of losing any pictures with a newborn (18 month old)
I should back up externally as well as disk and print some real key ones?
To move n iPhoto Library:
Make sure the disk is formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
1. Quit iPhoto
2. Copy the iPhoto Library from your Pictures Folder to the External Disk.
3. Hold down the option (or alt) key while launching iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library' and navigate to the new location. From that point on this will be the default location of your library.
4. Test the library and when you're sure all is well, trash the one on your internal HD to free up space.
I had this same error / problem on my new Powerbook Retina 250 GB solid state drive when importing from my camera's card. My file system is Journaled HFS+. I also have FileVault turned on.
I ran "Disk Utility.app" and repaired disk permissions. I quit and restarted iPhoto, and I was then able to import 152 photos.
Thus, it "seems" to be a permissions problem, but of course, something else could be happening as well.
I've ran Disk util before coming to this forum. I also thought it was a permission issue too. Sad to say, that didn't work either.
I pretty much had to unplug my external drive that was being used as "Time Machine", wipe and zero out my whole partition that is the OS, and install fresh.
That was the only thing that worked.
One thing that I found out is when you re-install and you have your back up disk plugged in, is it will use the last backup - which could be importing the problem right back. which mine did the first time - I forgot to unplug the back up drive, and it re-imported the problem back.
So, if you delete all the backups with the problem, only have the most recent backup with no issues, and then do a re-install (or do a restore) then you should be good.
I actually wanted to start fresh again.
Having 26 GB of free space is sufficient for using iDVD. That's a little more than the recommended minimum free disk space.
Export your iPhoto slideshow at a size of Large or Medium:
Launch iDVD, select a theme and drag the moview into the menu window being careful to avoid any dropzones.
Follow this workflow to help ensure the best quality final product:
Once you have the project as you want it save it as a disk image via the File ➙ Save as Disk Image menu option. This will separate the encoding process from the burn process.
To check the encoding mount the disk image and launch DVD Player and play it. If it plays OK with DVD Player the encoding was good.
Then burn to disk with Disk Utility or Toast at the slowest speed available (2x-4x) to assure the best burn quality. Always use top quality media: Verbatim, Maxell or Taiyo Yuden DVD-R are the most recommended in these forums.