Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 9:03 PM (in response to mille888)
that totally depends on the size of the photos
The general answer is to select the photos and export to a desktop folder - split the folder into muptiple folders each of which will fit a DVD and the right click on each of them and burn to disk
And be aware that the lige of DVDs is not well defined and concensus is that they are going the way of floppy disks
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2013 4:19 PM (in response to LarryHN)
I have the same question. There used to be a time where I could use iPhoto to backup to DVD, and iPhoto would keep track of the sequential DVD's automatically during a backup. But iPhoto '11 won't do that. I have 44,000+ photos- sorting them into folders manually is just painful. Does anyone know of any 3rd party solutions, or automator actions that might help?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2013 10:39 AM (in response to John Dougherty)
iPhoto has never been able to backup the library to multiple disks. Actually that's not a feature of OS X. You must have used a 3rd party app that had multiple disk capability.
Personally I'd opt for a second external HD and backup the library to it. It will be so much faster and will preserve all of your organizational efforts, i.e. keywords, titles, places, faces, etc.
If you just want to preserve the original file select all events and export via File ➙ Export ➙ File Export as shown below:
Select the destination to the EHD and export. This will create a folder for each event in your library populated with the original files for that event.
Trying to burn to a DVD will require you to group the files so that they are about 4.3 GB in size and then burn. Using a EHD will do the job in about 30-60 minutes whereas using DVDs days.