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Chapter 2. Importing and Managing Photos > To import from an iPhoto disc

To import from an iPhoto disc

1.
Insert the iPhoto disc into your Mac's optical drive and switch to iPhoto.

iPhoto displays the disc in your Source pane (Figure 2.11).

Figure 2.11. iPhoto discs appear in your Source pane with any albums on the disc showing up under the disc name.


2.
Select one or more photos or albums, and then drag them to your Library album to import them just into the Library, into an album to import them and add them to that album (Figure 2.12), or to the bottom of the Source pane to import them and create a new album.

Figure 2.12. The easiest way to import pictures from an iPhoto disc into iPhoto is to drag the desired photos into an album, as I've done here.


iPhoto starts importing the photos, showing the images and a progress bar. Click Stop Import to halt if necessary.

No Keywords

Unfortunately, iPhoto 5 does not save keywords when burning to an iPhoto disc. This makes importing from a backup disc less desirable if you've put much effort into keywords. It's possible that a clever programmer who knew AppleScript could come up with a fix; the best workaround I can suggest (and it's not very good) is to import keyworded photos into albums, then reassign the keywords after import. This works for only a single keyword per photo. Complain to Apple!



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