Merge Photos libraries on separate MacBooks?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DavidHHanson, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. DavidHHanson macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2009
    Chicago 'Burbs
    Hey gang! First time poster. I've got a ton of photos on my MacBook, whatever I take on my iPhone syncs them automatically. Same deal for my wife, her iPhone photos sync to her MacBook.

    If we want to have a unified do we do this??

    I've been told that if I simply copy her photos and import them into my Photos application, I'll lose all the metadata - when & where they were taken, etc.

    Also on a related note, how do you guys manage photos in a household with multiple Macs? Seems like it'll be a pain going forward if I have to get all my wife's photos onto my laptop if that's where we decide to keep our unified Photos library. But keeping them separate seems like a bigger pain if I'm looking for photos of my son if I don't know which laptop to look on.


Share This Page