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Mike, Mac Medic
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I have 1000's of photos which I added to my external hard

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I have 1000's of photos which I added to my external hard drive which I need to go through and by one and be able to view the picture in full screen and quickly go to the next one and quickly 'delete' individually the ones I don't like...
Do you know the best way to do this via my hard drive?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.

Please go to the Apple logo at the upper left of your computer screen to About This Mac and give me this information:
The exact system Version (listed right under Mac OS X)

Depending on your answer I have a few options.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.


Processor 2.5 Intel Core 7

16GB 1600mega hz

Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.

Hold Option when you open iPhoto and create a new Library change the Preferences / Advanced to uncheck Copy to iPhoto Library then import all the pictures go through them and delete what you don't want make sure you move to trash when deleting

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi there - thanks for the answer.

So are you saying that if I move them from my hard drive to iPhoto and then delete the ones I dont want in iPhoto it will delete them from my Hard Drive?

Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.

Yes but you have to tell it to do that

Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.

Basically if you do it that way it is cataloguing the pictures on the external drive. You can even crop and adjust them in the process as you decide which to keep

Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.

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