Merge or add aperture photos from old mac?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by backinblack875, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. backinblack875 macrumors 6502a

    backinblack875

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    #1
  2. mgrayson macrumors newbie

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    If you know that there are no duplicates in the two libraries, it won't matter which one you do. Otherwise:

    1) Make a backup of your library.
    2) Do an Add.
    3) See if you have an annoying number of duplicates now. If so...
    4) Redo using Merge.

    Just my suggestion. Making a backup is a good idea in any event. Then experiment.

    --Matt
     
  3. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Does your new Mac have a populated A3 library already? If not, then I would move the entire library over from your old Mac into your new Mac. A3 libraries can be moved intact.

    If you have already put pictures into both Libraries... then you need to decide if you want to take the risk of duplicates (add). Merge will avoid exact duplicates... but could be a bit of a mess if they are organized very differently on the two libraries.

    Finally, I have never just dragged projects across. Maybe it works, but I think the best way is: file>import>library. Just point it to your full existing library. You will still need to choose add or merge.

    /Jim
     

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