I have been using iPhoto on my new macbook for the last 3 mos. It has some useful features such as quick editing, easy sharing and making neat collages etc. However its editing capability is limited and so i just bought PSE 11 for mac.
1. I am trying to figure out as I import new pictures, where do I keep them, iPhoto or PSE? The pictures I take from iPhone , iPad obviously go into iPhoto first. However it is the photos I take with my other digital cameras that I am not sure where to bring them in.
2. If I import first into iPhoto and then into PSE, does the image data get duplicated?
3. If I bring a photo from iPhoto into PSe and edit it, the picture remains in PSE. How do I take it back into iPhoto? Should I delete the edited photo from PSE after exporting it to iPhoto to avoid duplicate images?
Your recommendations appreciated.
In general it’s best not to use Organizer and iPhoto together. It’s one or the other to avoid duplicating your images.
If you already have lots of photos in iPhoto, you could set up the iPhoto prefs, to enable the PSE11 Editor application for external editing. You can then use Edit In or Cmd+E directly from you iPhoto thumbnails.
See link below.