Upgrade iLife '09, Restore iPhoto '08??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JLEW700, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. JLEW700 macrumors 6502

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    I recently erased my HD and am know reinstalling everything. I use to run iLife '08, but since I'm reinstalling everything anyways, I might as well upgrade to iLife '09. The thing is that all my photos are from iPhoto '08.

    To make restoring my photos as smooth as possible, should I install iLife '08 and then import my photos, and then upgrade to iLife '09, or should I just install iLife '09 and then Import my photos? Thanks
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I have a 24" iMac that runs iLife 08 and a 13 mbp running iLife 09. Rather than monkey around with import/export I simply copied the iPhoto Library from the iMac to the MBP. iPhoto 09 saw the database and converted it with no issues.
     
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    As long as your iPhoto Library is in ~/Pictures, iPhoto should not have any trouble upgrading the library to work with '09.
     

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