giving my iPhoto library to someone else

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macnfab, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. macnfab macrumors regular

    macnfab

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    #1
    Which files do they need to get my library exactly as I have it now? the way the photos are organized by me (NOT the individual dates the were imported as the 1st time) I spent hours organizing my library by month/even for the last 5 years..LOL

    In finder do I just copy the entire iPhoto library to my external HD? or some specific set of files.. remember I will be putting it on a brand new iMac for my mom.

    Thanks in advance...:apple:
     
  2. celticpride678

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    The only thing that should be copied over is the iPhoto Library file.
     
  3. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

    Sonicjay

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    Yes. Then, on the destination Mac, hold down Option when you open iPhoto to bring up a box to let you choose the new library (assuming she may have pics in her existing one).
     
  4. macnfab thread starter macrumors regular

    macnfab

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    thanks... no the destination mac is brand new and blank, does this make a difference?
     

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