4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2010 10:28 PM by Ammie
Ammie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I selected 6 albums in my iPhoto Library to burn to a CD. I chose my Desktop as the location to receive them. When I went to drag the 6 folders onto the disk's icon, there were a ZILLION little folders there, ------every one of them were individual photos, all on top of one another! It has taken me two hours and I've dragged some pictures 3 times and missed others ---- it's a mess!

What's the best and easiest way to do this from now on?
Thanks for any guidance ---specific, please.

Tiger, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: How do I back up my iPhoto Library onto a CD?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,885 points)
    Select the pics in the iPhoto Window and go File-> Export and send them to a Folder on the desktop. Burn that with the Finder.

    Note that this +does not back up your Library+. For that you need to use the Share -> Burn command

    Regards

    TD
  • 2. Re: How do I back up my iPhoto Library onto a CD?
    Ammie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for this help! As I carefully read your reply I realized the key word was to send them to a "FOLDER" on the desktop, and I previously hadn't even noticed the place where I was to "create a folder" before sending them. So I tried that on my next batch and it went very well --- and so much quicker!!

    But I don't understand why you say that this is not backing up my photos. They are getting put on CDs, so why is that not a backup? Where and when would I find the "Share -> Burn" command if I wanted to do that?

    Thanks again!

    Ammie (for "Grammy"---as if you couldn't tell!
  • 3. Re: How do I back up my iPhoto Library onto a CD?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,715 points)
    But I don't understand why you say that this is not backing up my photos.


    That is not what TD said - it backs up your photos but does not backup your library which contains metadata like keywords, etc in addition to photos

    Note that this does not back up your Library. For that you need to use the Share -> Burn command


    Where and when would I find the "Share -> Burn" command if I wanted to do that?



    Under the Share Menu

    LN

    Message was edited by: LarryHN
  • 4. Re: How do I back up my iPhoto Library onto a CD?
    Ammie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for the clarification on both of these concerns!