2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2013 1:34 PM by Old Toad
imnew2imac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have downloaded some family vacation photos to iphoto.  iphoto separated them into four events with a total of 161 pictures.  I tried to "burn" one event at a time to a non rewrite CD.  After the first "burn" the program said that this CD was not rewritable and would not permit the second "burn".  I then used a rewritable CD and maxed it out with these 161 regular photos.  When I opened the files in the CD there were other files beside the images (a total of 512).  I was a long time Windows user and have a feeling that I am either over simplifying the process or missing a step.  Where can I find instructions?  Thanks

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (131,775 points)

    Burn for what purpose? To share with others?


    Export the photos to a folder on the Desktop. Burn that with the Finder. Result: a folder of images that any computer can read.


    Using iPhoto's Burn command creates an iPhoto Library on the disk and is suitable only for others also using the same version of iPhoto.


    This User Tip






    has details of the options in the Export dialogue.


    Note that rewriteable disks do not necessarily mean that you can append files to them, and require special burning software to do so.






  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (123,555 points)

    Export the photos out of iPhoto to a folder on the Desktop.  Then insert the CD into the optical drive and drag the folder onto the disk's icon on the Desktop.  Drag the disk to the Trash bin to begin the burn process.


    During the export process if you select Kind = Original you'll get the original file that was imported into iPhoto.  If you select Kind = JPEF you'll either get the same original file or, if you've edited the photo, the edited version.