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Where are actual iPhoto images?

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July 29, 2012, 08:20 AM
switcher
Where are actual iPhoto images?
Using iPhoto 11. Looking in users-->pictures-->iphotolibrary I have a folder but when clicked on, just launches iPhoto.

I want photos to import to iPhoto but also want to grab them into a separate folder so I can import some into Lightroom.

Thoughts?

Thanks,

Jeff
July 29, 2012, 08:56 AM
Brian Stone
After you use iPhoto to import your photos, then Just put your memory card into a card reader and put them where you want them. Otherwise you need to Export them from iPhoto.
July 29, 2012, 09:21 AM
switcher
Oops, forgot to add that I'm using iPhone 4S.

Trying to avoid having duplicate images on my HD.

May be that exporting best photos out of iPhoto is my best option at this point.

Jeff
July 29, 2012, 10:19 AM
Terry White
Since Lightroom will always reference the photos in the folder you put them in, AND you don't want to have duplicates taking up disc space, you're better off:

1. put the memory card in and copy the images to a folder on your hard drive where you will want to keep the images.

2. Open iPhoto, go to the preferences->Advanced and turn OFF/uncheck "Importing - Copy items to the iPhoto Library". Close the preferences.

3. Now you can drag the folder on top of the iPhoto icon and import the images into iPhoto and iPhoto will reference the pics in the folder.

4. Now you can drag the folder on top of the Lightroom icon and import just the ones you want using the "Add" method and Lightroom will reference them in the same folder.

You end up with ONE set of images that both programs use!

BONUS TIP

If you import all of them into Lightroom, you can use Lightroom to send them to iPhoto using this method:




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July 29, 2012, 11:05 AM
switcher
Excellent!

Only remaining issue is how do I do this with iPhone as opposed to memory card?

I hooked up iPhone and tried Import to Library in iPhoto (going to specific folder) but nothing is importing.

Thanks for all your help.

Jeff
July 29, 2012, 11:39 AM
Terry White
When you plug in your iPhone you can launch Image Capture (it's in your Applications folder) to transfer specific or all images to a folder of your choice.

Lightroom will also import from your iPhone to a folder of your choice, perhaps consolidating your steps using Lightroom 1st.


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July 29, 2012, 12:33 PM
switcher
Good. Didn't know about image capture.

I have LR4 - it is now my new friend.

Thanks,

Jeff