Using iPhoto with batch Photoshop Plug In?

I have a noise reduction plugin which I can batch process with PS elements, but using iPhoto, can I do that with the folder of pictures within the iPhoto library (after they've been imported)? Or, is that super dangerous to monkey with the files outside of iPhoto, so I should have done it before I imported them. If I'm applying to all the photos, it's too time consuming to click through everyone and do edit, apply the plug in, save.
Thanks for your help -
Alexa

Just a suggestion on the workflow. Doing what you suggest will give you the opportunity of rotating any portrait oriented photos you take so that when imported iPhoto doesn't have to create a rotated modified version of it. This happens with photos that come from cameras with the auto rotate feature. Turn it off and rotate them while on the desktop.
As far as uploading to the desktop I prefer using a card reader. It gives you more control and less wear and tear on the cameras ports and battery. *And it's a much faster transfer coming from a card reader.*
TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto (iPhoto.Library for iPhoto 5 and earlier) database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.
I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger or later), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 6 and 7 libraries and Tiger and Leopard. Just put the application in the Dock and click on it whenever you want to backup the dB file. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.
Note: There's now an Automator backup application for iPhoto 5 that will work with Tiger or Leopard.

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