Help Me Deal with Lots of Photos
August 28, 2012 4:52 PM Subscribe
How do you use iPhoto on a regular basis if you keep your library on an external drive?
posted by GatorDavid to computers & internet (3 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I have a MacBook Air with a 250GB hard drive. My iPhoto library is currently 108GB of that.* I only have about 6GB free, and I can't continue this way.
I want to move my iPhoto library to an external hard drive. (I figure I'll grab a 2TB one.)
But that means I'll only be able to view my photos when I'm connected to the hard drive, which I'll almost certainly leave at my house. What will happen at work when iPhoto launches when I connect my iPhone? Do I simply need to tell iPhoto not to open when I connect my phone? Or is there a way to keep thumbnails on my Air but keep the actual photos on the external drive?
* I have a two year old son and take lots and lots of photos of him. He is, of course, adorable.