Moving Aperture Library to iPhoto on Another MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SteinMaster, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2009
    I want to move my Aperture library to my wife's MacBook Pro and import the library into her iPhoto. Does anyone have a workflow that will work? I want her to have my Aperture photos imported into iPhoto on her MacBook Pro.

    I saw a lot of posts for importing Aperture libraries into iPhoto on the same computer. I didn't see anything for moving the library to another computer and then importing into iPhoto.

  2. trigonometry, Mar 30, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2013

    macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2010
    South Carolina
    Should be copy and paste. Just open from the file menu in iPhoto. I did some back and forth when I was setting up my new Mac a few months ago but I can't remember if I opened my Aperture Library in iPhoto or not. How large is your library? Is copying the photos to a thumb drive out of the question?
  3. macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    Does your Wife's MBP already have an iPhoto Library on it? If so - are trying to create two separate libraries, and depending on your needs iPhoto will open library 1 OR library 2. Or.... are tying to to merge two libraries together into one library.

    The actually moving of the photos is easy.... the images and database are contained in a single folder.

    Whatever you do, keep a backup copy of that folder somewhere safe until you are confident that everything is working as intended.

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