Combining iPhoto libraries

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

  1. laclark macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2006
    Iowa City, IA U.S.A.
    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

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    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


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    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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