iPhoto '11 - working with the library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mrdm, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. mrdm macrumors regular

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    Jul 21, 2010
    #1
    Hi,

    What is the best way to archive only a *portion* of my iPhoto library? My library is over 30 GB and I really only need to access the last 12 months or so.

    It is too large to use DVD/CD and I have an external HDD.

    I've read about creating a smartfolder with a date definition, selecting that folder and then doing "file-->export". This seems to export each individual file. I assume I can import these at a later time if needed? Will all of the metatag (date, time, location, etc.) be preserved.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. MrMister111 macrumors 68010

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    Jan 28, 2009
    #2
    You can use multiple iPhoto libraries. Search Apple support how to. You could then have just last 12 months in 1 library to use for now
     

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