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Organizing and Archiving Your Digital Media iPhoto 333 iPhoto also excels at keeping your files organized. Similar to iTunes, all the photos that you work with in iPhoto are added to the Photo Library, and you can use iPhoto's tools to organize and catalog them (such as adding them to albums or associating keywords with them). iMovie iMovie does a great job of helping you organize files for a specific project. As long as you maintain a project's folder as iMovie created it, you can easily access the files you used in that project. Unfortunately, iMovie project folders tend to be huge since they usually include DV files. This means it is unlikely that you will want to store your iMovie project files on your working hard drives. Generally, when you finish with an iMovie project, you should evaluate any of the media files that are part of that project to see if you want to keep any individual media files accessible. If so, you need to locate those files in the project's Media folder and then copy those files to an accessible location. After you have made accessible copies of the media files, you should archive your projects, if possible. If that isn't possible, for some reason, be sure to keep any original source files before trashing the project. iDVD iDVD project files are huge, and you aren't likely to want to keep them around after you have created a DVD. Just like iMovie, iDVD does a great job of organizing files within a project, but is no help organizing multiple projects. Generally, after you have created a DVD (as many copies as you need), you should make sure that you maintain the source files that you used in that project, such as QuickTime movies, saved in some fashion, such as by archiving them. Unless you have a very high capacity archiving system,