How to Store Photos Outside of iPhoto

Despite all of iPhoto’s wonderful features for managing your photo library, it does not play well with others. Because iPhoto stores all your photos in a proprietary format, it does not lend itself to easily sharing photos with other programs, except via the export function. According to Macworld writer Derrick Story, “The program’s approach to storing images feels a little like the photography version of Hotel California: your pictures check-in, but they can never leave.” In this article, Story explains how to store your photos outside of iPhoto using a referenced-library approach.

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Feldman, Barbara. "How to Store Photos Outside of iPhoto." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 28 Feb. 2012. Web. 27 May. 2015. < >.

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