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Duplicates from iPhoto
November 24, 2012
3:56 pm
Sandra Hartman
I attended 2 seminars at the Daytona Rally. Really enjoyed both and looking forward to learning how to use this great tool. I had just downloaded Picasa a few days before the Rally and really didn’t have time to play with it too much. But my problem is I had pics duplicated in more than one event or in and event and an album. Therefore I have many duplicates and would like to get rid of them. If I delete them in Picasa I know they will also delete in iPhoto, but if I delete them in iPhoto will they also delete in Picasa?
Also, when I have insert my photo card to imported photos from my camera, iPhoto automatically opens and I don’t get the option to import into Picasa. How do I then get them to Picasa? I tried to import them after opening picasa but it only gave me the option to save them to pictures folder. Is that what I want?
Any advise for using iPhoto or Picasa would be welcomed. I am not wild about iPhoto 11. I thought iPhoto 5 that I had on my old computer was much easier to use. I could use some help understanding it.
Thanks, Sandy Cool
November 24, 2012
4:55 pm
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When you tried to import pictures by opening Picasa first and using the Import feature … that’s correct.  Yes, it will be imported to your Pictures folder.  Picasa is not a picture container like iPhoto is.  Picasa works with your picture files on your computer.

iPhoto keeps all its pictures in one package.  Picasa can see into that package but it will not touch them.  If you try to work with an iPhoto picture using Picasa – Picasa will need to make a copy of it.

Both programs are good – but it does get confusing if you have both of them.  My recommendation would be to decide on one.

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