transferring iphoto info to a new mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tirexstorm, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. tirexstorm macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2007
    i got a new macbook and i am trying to transfer my photos from my old imac. I figured it would be as simple as dragging my "iphoto folder from my old computer to the new one, but I ended up with duplicate photos, photos in folders that they don't belong in, and no keywords.

    Is there a better way to transfer all of my info?
  2. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    As far as I know the way you did it was right. There is an 'iPhoto' folder in your pictures folder. Just move that whole folder to the other Mac and you should be good to go.

    I don't know why you got dupes.
  3. brandonsalim macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2008
    In my way..
    i imported all my photos to my iPod
    then import it all to my new MacBook.. u can give it a shot..
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    You want to copy the iPhoto Library from the Pictures folder on one computer to the other one. Then hold down the option key when launching iPhoto and tell it to use the library you just transferred over. This way it'll upgrade the library (if it was a previous version to the one on the Macbook) or just open up the library only keeping singles of each of the images in the library.

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