Sharing Photos on Disc with iPhoto Users

Email is fine for a few photos, but if you want to share a lot of photos, burning a CD or DVD to send to your recipient works better.

To burn an iPhoto disc:


Select the items you want to burn, which is best done by selecting entire film rolls in the display pane, or folders, albums, books, or slideshows in the Source pane (Figure 8.18).

Figure 8.18. To get started, select the items you want to burn in the Source pane, choose Burn from the Share menu, and then insert a blank disc.


From the Share menu, choose Burn or click the Burn button, insert a blank disc if prompted, and click OK.

Below the display pane, iPhoto shows the name of the disc and information about how much data will be burned to the disc (Figure 8.19). The disc icon will be red if it can't hold the selected photos.

Figure 8.19. Once you've inserted the disc, iPhoto lets you name your disc and gives you information about how much data will be burned to it.


Select fewer or more photos to use the space on your destination disc as desired.


Change the name of the disc if you want.


When everything looks right, click the Burn button (next to the disc name) to start the burn, and when iPhoto asks you to confirm one last time and lets you set additional burning options, click Burn (Figure 8.20).

Figure 8.20. iPhoto verifies that you really want to burn a disc with one last dialog that also provides additional burn options if you click the button in the upper-right corner.

iPhoto creates a disk image, copies the selected photos to it, and burns the disc.


  • If you select albums to burn, the iPhoto disc will retain those album references. Film roll information is lost, however.

  • Your disc name appears in both iPhoto and in the Finder.

  • On the disc, your photos are stored in an iPhoto Library folder like the main one.

Receiving an iPhoto Disc

If someone sends you an iPhoto disc, you can browse the photos on it directly; to import them see "Importing from an iPhoto Disc" in Chapter 2, "Importing and Managing Photos."

iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X. Visual QuickStart Guide
iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X
ISBN: 0321423313
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 225
Authors: Adam Engst

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