Hi : ) !!! - iPhoto Photos' transfer to a 13" MBP

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  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Yes, easily done, just use an external drive(or large enough USB Stick). Drag the iPhoto Library file to the external drive and then to the other computer.
     
  3. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your message : ) !!!

    You say:

    " Drag the iPhoto Library file to the external drive .... "

    You mean, to drag a few pictures at a time to the external drive and when I am done transferring them to the drive, I transfer them to the other computer? Or what do you mean by 'iPhoto library file' ??

    I am also assuming that once the pictures are in the other computer, I can erase the pictures to free up some space.

    Very kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    The iPhoto Library file is in your Home Folder>Picture. It contains your complete library of photos. Just drag it from one computer to the external drive and then to the new computer.

    As long as the second computer is running the same or newer version of iPhoto, then you will be able to open the Library with iPhoto.
     
  5. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your message : ) !!! I'll try that !!!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
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  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Yes, not a problem.

    Yes, depending on how many photos you have and what their resolution is. My Library is 47Gb with 5,500 photos. I also back up my photos to an iPod, which stores them at full resolution, so the 47Gb includes an iPod Cache of 11Gb.

    No. When you drag a file to an external drive, it is copied not moved, so the original remains on the Mac. When you copy it to the other Mac and your happy that it's all there and working, you delete the Library file from the first Mac.
     

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