4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2011 11:52 PM by Raymond Fox
Raymond Fox Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)

I just recovered a bunch of photos from an SD card I accidentally erased.  (Eh, they were just my 17-month year old's first Christmas Eve with Santa, no big deal, right?) Thankfully, I was able to recover them using a utility called CardRaider. (Worth every friggin' cent of the $17.99 it cost me.) But now I have a folder full of NEF files, which are the RAW images.  I'd like to keep them with all the rest of my iPhoto files, but I can't seem to track them down.  Where can I stash these files to keep them with the other thousands of RAW files I have?


3GHz Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 12GB RAM
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (61,725 points)

    iPhoto is not a file syhstem - it is a SQL database and you must nevefr make any changes of any sort to it

     

    If you want these photos stored with your thousands of other photos in iPhoto import them to iPhoto - you simply do not put them into the iPhoto library directly

     

    LN

  • Raymond Fox Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)

    I have already imported them.  So the .NES files will be imported from the desktop folder and placed along with the other RAW images in my collection, just as they would from a SD card?  Just want to be sure.  I think I used to be able to do a Command-I to click on an image in iPhoto and locate the RAW image on my computer, but that doesn't seem to work anymore. 

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (61,725 points)

    What version of iPhoto?

     

    Assuming that you have a default "managed" library (the iPhoto preference to "copy imported items to the iPhoto library is in its checked state) then all of your imported photos are copied bit for bit into th eiPhoto library and can be accessed at any time by exporting them with kind = original

     

    To see your RAW photos make a smart album with kind = RAW

     

    LN

  • Raymond Fox Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)

    Ohh man, I tagged my own post as "Correct Answer," and after looking through the Apple forum, I don't believe there's a way to change that.  My apologies LN.  I'm really battin' a thousand tonight.