Upgrade iLife '09, Restore iPhoto '08??

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

  1. JLEW700 macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2008
    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

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    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

    Oct 9, 2008
    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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