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Old Jun 28, 2006, 11:19 AM   #1
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How do I transfer iPhoto library?

How do I transfer a iPhoto library to another computer, and to another version of iPhoto? Is copying/moving the iPhoto photos in the Pictures folder all there is to it?
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How do I transfer a iPhoto library to another computer, and to another version of iPhoto? Is copying/moving the iPhoto photos in the Pictures folder all there is to it?
Connect both Macs using a FireWire cable. On the *new* Mac you want to the files to be on, go to Applications -> Utilites -> Migration Assistant and choose your iPhoto library.
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Old Jun 28, 2006, 12:52 PM   #3
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If you want / need to do it manually for some reason, it's sufficient to either transfer your entire Pictures directory or the subfolder of it that contains your iPhoto stuff. When you boot iPhoto, it should ask you for the location of your library. If it doesn't, you can set it from the advanced preference pane, IIRC.
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Merging iphoto

How about if I've got an existing iphoto library? When I travel I load my photos on to my laptop and now I'm home I want to get them on to my main Mac? Thanks for any info.
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Old Aug 25, 2008, 12:17 PM   #5
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To Merge, you will need an app like iPhoto Library Manager. Works great for doing just that.
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Old Aug 26, 2008, 12:06 AM   #6
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Thanks Skybolt, I got that iPhoto Library Manager and it works a treat.
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