Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Recovering in iPhoto, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
As your iPhoto library grows, you probably start thinking about, wow!…I need to protect these images also. How I do that?…Well, iPhoto doesn't have a lot of built in backup stuff.…In fact, it doesn't really have anything practical to speak of.…So you are kind of in a do-it-yourself situation here, and this is one of the…differences between iPhoto and more advanced digital asset managers, such as…Aperture and Lightroom. But I will show you basically how it works.…I'm going to quit iPhoto first, because that's the first thing you have to…do. And now this brings us to the desktop, and I have our Pictures folder open,…and that's where the library lives for iPhoto. The iPhoto library is in your Pictures folder.…
Now if you just double-click, all you are going to do is launch iPhoto again,…because that's they way it's designed; it's actually a package. But if I…right-click on it, and I do Show Package Contents, we can take a peek inside.…Now I am going to warn you right now, do not touch anything that's in here.…
The course concludes with a look at aspects of a good backup and archival strategy, ranging from the best file format for long-term backup to the best hardware options for offline storage.
- Removing pictures from a card
- Transferring photos to a Windows or Mac computer
- Transferring images with Lightoom, Aperture or iPhoto
- Assigning ratings to photos and flagging favorites
- Filtering photos
- Choosing file formats
- Backing up to the cloud
- Working with multiple hard drives
- Recovering from backups