iPhoto '11 - working with the library

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

  1. mrdm macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010

    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 68020

    Jan 28, 2009
    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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