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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,315 points)
    Doing this does not allow me to select any photo


    Doing what?
    Regards

    TD
  • christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4 (2,095 points)
    Doing this does not allow me to select any photos -- in my Internal library or via the EHD. So, I don't >understand how I go about deleting the photos? Should iphoto not be launching at this point? In fact, >when I want to review my older photos that I will have solely on the EHD, I thought I could relaunch >them in iphoto, but this makes me think I have misunderstood something?


    To delete photos from your Internal Library:
    1. launch iPhoto while holding down down the Option key, and select that Library.
    2. In the main Library window - select the pictures you want to delete and either hit backspace/delete, or use the Move To Trash menu command.

    To look at your older photos, relaunch iPhoto+Option key and select the EHD Library.
    (It's a weakness of both iTunes and iPhoto that they only work with one Library at a time, there's no way to operate multiple Libraries simultaneously in separate windows; which would be really cool for those who need that function. Having said that, the majority of users probably don't).
  • mraggett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have copied my library to my EHD. I have also launched iPhoto with option and selected the library on the EHD. However, once I am in iPhoto is ther any way to verify that I am truly in the EHD library since it is identical? I want to be sure it is truly working before I start deleting photos from my internal drive.
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (62,700 points)
    No only by doing the select library command - you can drag the iPhoto library on your internal drive to a new location and if it still works then you are using the correct one = assuming you are going to delete the internal library just drag it to the trash and launch iPhoto prior to emptying the trash


    LN
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,315 points)
    However, once I am in iPhoto is ther any way to verify that I am truly in the EHD library since it is identical?


    Select any photo in the iPhoto Window and right click on it. From the resulting menu select 'Show File (or 'Show Original File' if that's available). A Finder Window will open with the file selected. In the Finder's Column view it's easy to identify which Library it is in.

    Regards

    TD
  • mraggett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the replies. I have two more questions:
    1. Is it possible to rename the library on the EHD, will iPhoto recognize it? What I would like to do is starting next year begin putting my photos on my internal drive again. This is more convenient. What I'd like to do is rename the EHD library something like "iPhoto library 2000 - 2010" or something along those lines. I could then, presumably, every year copy my library to my EHD and name it 2011, 2012, etc. Which leads to:
    2. Will the option+iPhoto launch and select library also work for a CD? This way, I could organize my photos by year on CDs instead of the EHD.
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,315 points)
    Yes you can rename a Library. You do it the same way as you would rename any file or folder.

    Remember that a Library on an external +is not a back up+, it also needs to be backed up.

    2. Will the option+iPhoto launch and select library also work for a CD? This way, I could organize my photos by year on CDs instead of the EHD.


    Will a CD be big enough to hold a library?

    Regards

    TD
  • PaystarCEO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have my iPhoto library on an extrenal hard drive and it was working great. But recently when I go to edit my photos, it is taking so much longer. It's beachball city after every edit.

    Also - after 10 minuets or so I get a message that states it is saving my work and that could last minutes.

    I think it has something to do with the photos having to be accessed though a cord to the hard drive but not sure.

    Anyone have any thougths on this?
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,315 points)
    What format is the external disk?

    Regards

    TD
  • PaystarCEO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Terence - Sorry it took so long to respond. It's a WD Passport 1 TB formatted for Mac.

    I think my problem is the transfer rate between the two.

    I wonder if I could do all my editing on my internal hard drive and then transfer the set over to the External HD once done?
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,315 points)
    It's a WD Passport 1 TB formatted for Mac.


    What does that mean? Macs will write to several formats without additional software, but the Library needs to be on a disk formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

    I think my problem is the transfer rate between the two.


    It's not. Many people - myself included - run Libraries from external disks.

    Regards

    TD
  • PaystarCEO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    How do I find out what format it is in?

    Does the format have an effect on speed?

    How do I increase speed?

    Thanks in advance!
  • stranded_aoife Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi

    I have a toshiba EHD that is formatted FAT32 so that it can be used on both Mac and PC. I want to move my iPhoto library to the external drive in order to free up some room on my (now maxed out) MacBook.

    My question is - does the EHD absolutely have to be formatted to MAC OS extended in order for iPhoto to run off it? Or might it still work with a FAT32 disk?

    I really don't want to have to buy another EHD if i can help it, and I want to be able to use it on both the home PC and my macbook

    Thanks in advance for any light anyone can shine on this!
    aoife
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (62,700 points)
    My question is - does the EHD absolutely have to be formatted to MAC OS extended in order for iPhoto to run off it?


    Yes

    Or might it still work with a FAT32 disk?


    No

    LN
  • stranded_aoife Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Larry, that cleared that up! Have reformatted now and am ready to go.
    thanks for the quick reply
    a
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