Combining iPhoto libraries

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by laclark, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. laclark macrumors newbie

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    I travel with my Mac laptop and import the pictures I take each day into its iPhoto library, then name and edit the photos while they're still fresh in my memory. When I get home, I'd like an easy way to get all those named and edited photos (about 500 on my last trip) into the iPhoto library on my desktop, but I haven't been able to figure how to do that. Can anyone help?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Maybe select all the photos in iPhoto on the laptop, Export them from the File or Share menu (depends on the version of iPhoto) to a folder on your other Mac and then drag that folder into iPhoto. That should retain all your changes, I think. :)
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Do you have an external HD?

    You could use iPhoto Buddy and create a library on it where you can put all your laptop photos on it, plug the external HD into the desktop, and access that same library via your home computer. :) Drag the photos from iPhoto and onto your desktop, then open up your home computer's iPhoto library and drag them from your desktop into that library.
     

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