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iPhoto ’11: The Macintosh iLife Guide to using iPhoto with OS X Lion and iCloud by Jim Heid, Michael E. Cohen, Dennis R. Cohen

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Photos, Meet iPhoto

Once you’ve scanned and saved your photos, you can import them into iPhoto.

Filing photos. To take advantage of iPhoto’s filing features, you may want to have a separate iPhoto event for each set of related photos. In the Finder, move each set of related photos into its own folder, giving each folder a descriptive name, such as Vacation 1972. Next, drag each folder into the iPhoto window. iPhoto gives each event the same name as its corresponding folder.

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You can delete the folders after you’ve imported their shots, since iPhoto will have created duplicates in iPhoto Library. (If you prefer to retain your existing filing system, ...

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