Help with iPhoto and Multiple Libraries

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  1. Learjet035 macrumors 6502

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    I just a new MBP so I started out from scratch in iPhoto with a "2006" library.
    I had backed up my 2001-2006 pics on an exernal.
    I just created a new library of my external of about 1700 pics. The size on my MPB is only 550mb. Pretty neat. Anyway, so I closed out my external library and went to open my laptop based 2006 iphoto and it only lets me pick 1 folder at a time?? I want to open all the pics, just like before, the whole library. In iTunes you could select "library 06" or whatever and the lot would open. I can see the Library.iPhoto file but it's greyed out. What am I doing wrong? Thanks a ton!
     
  2. Learjet035 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I hold "alt" and click iPhoto I get "Choose Library"
    Then I navigate to pictures/iphoto library/ then my choices are...
    Data
    iPOD Photo Cache
    Modified
    Original
    There's a ton of other stuff, like Library.iPhoto but it's greyed out.
     
  3. Learjet035 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Help please, I can't open my original iPhoto library. I can see it, can't open it....
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you don't select anything at that folder level and press OPEN, it should open your iPhoto Library as you made it. :confused:
     
  5. Learjet035 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Man, OK, I'm dumb.....
    Thanks, I was trying to pick the right folder/file but you're right. I just went to pictures/iphoto library/ open and it worked. Thanks a ton!
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Haha, no worries mate. It is pretty misleading. :D
     
  7. Learjet035 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think it messed me up cause I just started learning how to use multiple libraries in iTunes. With that you actually have to select iTunes Library/ not so with iPhoto. Oh well :D Thanks again!
     

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