Moving images into the iPhoto library after importing them

I imported all my 4,500 pictures to iPhoto but since I wanted to keep my file structure intact i chose not to import them into the iPhoto library but to keep them in the existing folders. Now, I want to move the pictures into the library. How to do?

Welcome to the Apple Discussions.
You want to change from a Referenced to a Managed Library?
When you run a Referenced Library iPhoto makes aliases to the files in your folder structure. You can replace these aliases with the actual files using an app such as AliasHerder.
Regards
TD

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