I run Premiere Elements on a Mac (Lion O/S). I have more than 13,000 photos in iPhoto that I would like to be able to access from Premiere (to include shots relevant to the video I am compiling). How do I do this?
I also have Photoshop Elements but not yet installed it since I do not want to replicate all these photos - will consume too much hard drive space.
I look forward to your advice.
The way I do this on my iMac : I select the required photos in iPhoto, then I export them on a specific folder I create for the video,
generally a subpart of the area where I have captured my HDV footage with Premiere Elelements.
Then, I import these specific pictures in my Premiere Elements project.
For Photoshop Elements, it has 2 parts : the organizer of your library, which requires to create a copy of your photos, and the modifier
which you can use as a complement to iPhoto only to modify your pictures with possibilities given by Photoshop.
As I have enough space on external hard drive, I use Photoshop and iPhoto to have permanently a back-up copy of my pictures.
It was my choice related to my configuration.
Thanks for your reply. In fact I have done something similar - i.e exporting selected photos from iPhoto and putting them in a separate folder in order to bring into Premiere via the Get Media tab. I was hoping for a better way that avoided this 2 step process which also duplicates the photo files. iPhoto has always been a bit of a problem for me in that it hides the actual photo files which I don't like.
Sigh, but thanks anyway.
Steve, My question is this: if I do this, will my photos be duplicated in Organiser or will only the thumbnails be brought over and the original photo files kept and downloaded when needed from iPhoto? I don't want to duplicate my photos because there are too many - about 7 gig. Also I don't want to have to worry about keeping Organiser photos and iPhoto files in sync. Cheers John
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