Skip navigation

Do iMovie and iPhoto share source files or what?

169 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2013 8:34 PM by rkaufmann87 RSS
davidtony Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Nov 1, 2013 8:04 PM

I want to pair down the photos and videos that I have stored in iPhoto.


However, I do not want to mess up my iMovie projects.  I hope to eliminate the iPhoto files but keep the iMovie projects.


Can anybody tell me if iPhoto and iMovie use the same photo and video files?  How does the linkage work?


I tried a test and made a IMovie project and then deleted the event in iPhoto and it did not affect my iMovie project.  However, when I am in iMovie and click on a photo or video and say "reveal in finder" it shows me that the photo or video is stored in iPhoto Library!  This makes me nervious about deleting the iPhoto event file.


I am running OS X Mavericks.  I am running iPhoto 9.5 and iMovie 10.0


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.