Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). iphoto - Genius Bar Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In iphoto ibook911 Posted: July 23, 2004 1:35AM in Genius Bar edited January 2014 Hi.I don't really understand iphoto. It duplicates all my photo files. Should I delete the original photo libraries I created myself? Thanks for the help. Comments Reply 1 of 5 kickaha Posts: 8,760member July 23, 2004 1:54AM You can do it however you wish. Yes, iPhoto duplicates, not moves, your photos into its own library system. Some people like it that way, others hate it.It basically boils down to whether you want to let iPhoto handle your photos from now on, or whether you want to do it manually as well outside of it. If the former, just delete the photos after you've imported them into iPhoto. If the latter, leave them. Reply 2 of 5 mac write Posts: 289member July 23, 2004 3:46AM I would keep both sets. iPhoto has been known to delete photo's without warning. people have lost their entire photo library. I keep 2 sets of photo's. one set in my own folder system (year/month/day) and the other in iPhoto.If you decide to just use iPhoto (which allows you to revert back to the orginal which is a nice feature, even if you edit it in Photoshop by selecting "Edit in External Editor"). BACKUP your orginals in their folder setup you made just in case. Reply 3 of 5 kingofsomewherehot Posts: 4,131member July 23, 2004 4:24AM After using iPhoto since the day it was introduced, I don't see how it's possible for iPhoto to "just delete" someone's photos without SOME user input... in which case the user did something wrong.In any case, I let iPhoto do all the work for me, and regularly use "Backup" to archive everything. I also occasionally drag the "Pictures" folder to a separate hard-drive to create another back-up of everything. I think the fact that I have all these backups is what keeps "Murphy" from bothering me Reply 4 of 5 jambo Posts: 3,036member July 23, 2004 4:25AM Moving to Genius Bar... Reply 5 of 5 ibook911 Posts: 607member July 24, 2004 1:52AM Thank you for the help. I could probably go ahead and delete my original files because they are all on both of my windows machines too. Thanks for all the tips. Sign In or Register to comment.