How to merge iPhoto libraries

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jona, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Jona macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2008
    I just got a new iMac.

    I have Time Machine backups of two iPhoto Library files, one of which I've flawlessly copied to my new iMac, everything is in working order and awesome. Now I have an additional iPhoto Library from another computer that I'd like to add.

    How should I go about doing this? I fear that if I simply drag-n-drop the Library file into iPhoto I'll get duplicates (the Original/Modified folders) and lose all the albums, etc.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. Jona thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2008
    Also, it should be noted that these are Time Machine backups. Is there a way to launch into Time Machine, select the library and copy into the existing library?

    Thanks again for your help!
  3. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    A product like iPhoto Library Manager will let you "merge" two libraries. Works great. There is also iPhoto Buddy which has a good reputation, though I have not used it, so can't comment one way or the other. Now, about the time machine issue, I'm not so sure. Check out the software and see what it says.

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