Exporting all photos from library


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 27, 2013

I have a 100GB library and I would like to export it properly to reimport into a master library.

Are the steps the following?
- Go to Photos on the left pane
- Select all pictures/videos on the right pane
- File export, all originals not modified (since I never really modified them unless I used the black and white filter or the magic wand)
- and select export IPTC XMP

Exporting the following and then opening the master library and importing the folder should do the job?



macrumors 6502a
Jul 8, 2014
You can do that. Will take time unless you’re on a quick Mac.

Or, I’m pretty sure any number of image browsers can view a Photos library and maintain the structure. Simply drag the images (or maybe folders) in the library to another folder/drive.

I used to use Lyn and Graphic Converter. Both could view any of the Apple image libraries.