iPhoto 11 – Backup Your Photos
I had just under 3000 photos in iPhoto 11 on my mac.
It occurred to me that it might be time to backup my library in addition to the time machine backup I already had.
So I looked at the File Menu drop down and found an “export” command available.
I clicked it, selected my second 2tb drive as the destination, and let her rip.
It didn’t take long and I had an iPhoto icon appear in my backup drive. I clicked it and there was my library of photos in iPhoto ready to go.
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Iphoto Tutorial : How to BackUp iPhoto 11
Claude Pelanne here, Affiliate Starting Line. Welcome. This is going to be a short video on my iPhoto series. I was trying to figure out how to do the following? And I’m going to show you. So, let’s go down and open up iPhoto, and you’re going to see that, when it opens up, I have 2905 photos. I figured maybe it would be a good time to back those up.
So, how do I do it? In order to back up your photos in iPhoto is, you go to the file menu, take the dropdown, see this export? Click “Export.” Now, it’s going to open up a dialogue box. Forget web page, file export. You can decide how, in what format you want to export all the pictures. I’m going to stick with jpeg. I’ll take, you know, medium quality. If I were really anal, I would probably pick maximum quality. You can pick words, et cetera. Full size? Yes. Use file name? Yes. iPhoto. Subfolder format, I don’t care about. Then, click “Export.”
It’s going to ask you where you want to export it. In this case, I have a two-terabyte drive, and I click “Export” and it’s going to go there. The file already exists, because I’ve already done exactly what I’ve showed you, so I’m not going to replace it, but once you do it, let me cancel this, let me show you. Let me bring back. You go into your terabyte drive, here it is, and you’re going to see iPhoto library, that’s the name of the file. If I click on it, now I’m on my two-terabyte drive, my iPhoto library, and I’ve backed it off my main computer.
That’s how you back iPhoto. It’s a handy thing to learn how to do, and you want to do it because I have, in this case, 3000 still going back a number of years. I want to know that if anything goes wrong with the drive on my main computer, I have it backed up somewhere else. That’s it. That’s how you go to an exterior drive. I suppose I could ship some of this over to Amazon S3. I won’t at this point. I think my two-terabyte drive will do it. So that’s it. I hope this has been helpful. This is Claude Plant of Affiliate Starting Line. Stay with it, stay well. Talk soon.