HOW CAN I MERGE TWO  IPHOTO LIBRARIES

IS IT POSSIBLE TO MERGE TWO IPHOTO LIBRARIES?

If you have Aperture 3.3 or later and iPhoto 9.3 or later you can merge libraries with Aperture.
Otherwise the only way to merge Libraries is with the paid ($20) version of iPhoto Library Manager 
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  • How can I merge two iPhoto libraries stored on an external drive?

    Today I was in a One-to-One at the Apple Store.  I want to merge two i-Photo libraries into one.  One library is on my Air, the other is on my iMac.  Both libraries have been moved to an external drive.  When I try to move one onto the other, they won't go.  Yet I am certain that while at the store today, the person there started to merge them.  He did not need the library manager software in order to do so.  We stopped the merge in order to move on to another issue.  Now that I am home, I can't get the libraries to merge.  What am I failing to do?  Thanks!

    The only way to merge two libraryies is to use  iPhoto Library Manager which will merge two libraries and keep keywords, titles, faces, places, and other metadata intact.
    If one imports one library into another library every image file in the first library, originals, thumbnails, face files, etc,  get imported as an original photo. You will end up with a total mess.  DO NOT IMPORT ONE LIBRARY INTO ANOTHER LIBRARY!
    If you have backup copies of your libraries get them back and use iPhoto Library Manager to merge them.
    OT

  • HT4927 Can I merge two iphoto libraries?

    Can I merge two iphoto libraries? Somehow when I restored one of my libraries from my time machine backup, I got two libraries instead of one.  Can I combine these?

    Not with iPhoto - Aperture can o rthe purchased version of iPhoto library Manager can
    LN

  • HT1229 How can i combine two iPhoto libraries together?

    Hi all,
    I am just transferring all my music and photos new a new computer and have photos in two separate libraries. Is there an easy way to combine these?
    One is a folder from pre '08 and the other is a package from post '08.
    Any assistance would be great. Thanks

    fsumax wrote:
    I exported the photos from one library into a folder and imported them into the library I wanted as a default.  Then deleted the library I did not want to keep.  It worked well.
    Not really
    You did not merge libraries - you now have one version of the photos in the old library with some (probably not all) metadata  - the only possible ways to actually merge iPhoto libraries is using Aperture or IPLM - exporting is not an option to merge libraries - it is a way to include a selected version of a photo in another library
    LN

  • How can I merge multiple iPhoto libraries?

    Thus far, I tired
    1) Exporting "Events" from one iPhoto library to the desktop, and then imported them into my desired library.  The problem was when using the iPhoto export feature, the videos don’t get exported.
    2) When dragging "Events" into a new folder on my desktop, and then importing into desired library, the time adjustments I made to my files to not make the transfer (the files do - but not the time stamp).  You see, I have many files where time adjustments were needed.  I used the very useful "adjust time and date" feature in iPhoto to make my adjustments. My files are now properly adjusted to their proper time - I don't want to lose that information.  
    3) Lastly, I saw many people mention on the discussion board a third party software called "iPhoto Library Manager."  This program works just as good as dragging a library to the desktop (or external drive) and then importing files into desired library - it was not able to properly transfer the adjusted dates (so that doesn't work either).
    I greatly appreciate your suggestions.

    IPLM does wk an it does actually merge libraries - not simply import one version
    IPLM has excellent support and as TD noted they have a good help capabilituy
    Number 3 works. You may need to read the Help on Library Manger.
    LN

  • I just ran migration assistant, and now I have two accounts on my new iMac...how do I merge my iPhoto libraries?

    I just ran migration assistant, and now I have two accounts on my new iMac...how do I merge my iPhoto libraries? Is there anyway to do it without using an external hard drive?

    Yes there is.
    1: Log out and into the account you later want to remove.
    2: Open your Pictures folder and look for the iPhoto Library.
    3: Right or control click on it, a menu appears and choose the option "Show Package Contents", it's really a folder.
    4: Find the folder called "Originals", select it and use the Finder menu to Duplicate it.
    5: Move the Copy of Originals to the Desktop. Close the window.
    6: From the Finder menu, select Go Computer.
    7: A window appears with your boot drive, double click it and on the Users folder inside.
    8: Select the OTHER users folder and open the folder called Public, inside is a folder called "DropBox"
    9: Drag the Copy of Originals to that DropBox folder, it will copy it.
    10. Log out and into the other account and access the DropBox folder, your files can then be imported into that iPhoto user Library from within the program itself.

  • How to merge two iphoto libraries

    How do I merge two Iphoto libraries

    Actually it can be done on the command line.  This will be quite tedious if the library you are transferring is large.
    Log into the computer on which you want the merged library to reside. 
    Then, go to Applications->Utilities, and launch the Terminal.
    At the prompt, cd to the following directory:
    Lydias-MacBook-Pro:~ lydiachet$ cd Pictures/iPhoto\ Library/Auto\ Import
    Now launch an ftp session with the computer where your other library resides:
    Lydias-MacBook-Pro:Auto Import lydiachet$ ftp 192.168.1.36
    Connected to 192.168.1.36.
    220 192.168.1.36 FTP server (tnftpd 20080929) ready.
    Name (192.168.1.36:lydiachet): carolchet
    331 User carolchet accepted, provide password.
    Password:
    230 User carolchet logged in.
    Remote system type is UNIX.
    Using binary mode to transfer files.
    On the remote computer, cd to the Masters directory in the iPhoto library:
    ftp> cd Pictures/iPhoto\ Library/Masters
    The directory tree from here down is listed by year, month and date, so actual directories will vary: in the example I'm looking in a directory from July 21, 2012:
    ftp> cd 2012/07/21
    250 CWD command successful.
    ftp> ls
    229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||62595|)
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for '/bin/ls'.
    total 0
    drwxr-xr-x  12 carolchet  staff  408 Jul 21 11:29 20120721-112923
    226 Transfer complete.
    Now cd to the only directory found here:
    ftp> cd 20120721-112923
    View the photo files using the ls command:
    ftp> ls
    229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||62596|)
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for '/bin/ls'.
    total 5
    -rw-------  1 carolchet  staff  231082 Jul 21 11:04 IMG_0035.JPG
    -rw-------  1 carolchet  staff  249389 Jul 21 11:04 IMG_0036.JPG
    -rw-------  1 carolchet  staff  253379 Jul 21 11:04 IMG_0037.JPG
    -rw-------  1 carolchet  staff  270819 Jul 21 11:05 IMG_0038.JPG
    -rw-------  1 carolchet  staff  253501 Jul 21 11:05 IMG_0039.JPG
    -rw-------  1 carolchet  staff  243288 Jul 21 11:05 IMG_0040.JPG
    -rw-------  1 carolchet  staff  248939 Jul 21 11:05 IMG_0041.JPG
    -rw-------  1 carolchet  staff  287363 Jul 21 11:06 IMG_0042.JPG
    -rw-------  1 carolchet  staff  248358 Jul 21 11:07 IMG_0044.JPG
    -rw-------  1 carolchet  staff  268819 Jul 21 11:08 IMG_0045.JPG
    226 Transfer complete.
    ftp>
    from this point you can copy the files to the local computer using mget
    ftp> mget *.JPG
    If you have lots of pictures this will be tedious as you then need to navigate through the diretory trees until you have copied all the photos. 
    Good news is, next time you launch iPhoto on the local computer, it will automatically import all of the new files.

  • How do I merge two different libraries, linked to one account? They're on two different computers but I want them to be on one

    How do I merge two different libraries, linked to one account? They're on two different computers but I want them to be on one

    This should do the trick
    Home Sharing Learn More
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201976
    Best of Luck

  • Can I merge two iTunes libraries?

    Can I merge two iTunes libraries, one on a Dell PC, the other on an attached external hard drive? If so, step-by-step instructions would be appreciated. There is too much work involved to allow a mistake! - jazzeas

    Read the post over on the right under the heading, More Like This
    Allan

  • HT204053 how can I merge two Apple-IDs?

    how can I merge two Apple-IDs?

    The Apple Support Communities are an international user to user technical support forum. As a man from Mexico, Spanish is my native tongue. I do not speak English very well, however, I do write in English with the aid of the Mac OS X spelling and grammar checks. I also live in a culture perhaps very very different from your own. When offering advice in the ASC, my comments are not meant to be anything more than helpful and certainly not to be taken as insults.
    Apple will not merge two Apple IDs, nor will Apple transfer content from one ID to another.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HE37

  • Can I combine two iPhoto libraries?

    Following on from my previous post - "Missing Photos" - (what an idiot I am).
    I now have two iphoto libraries with approx 10% differing content, ie they have about 90% the same. The largest is around 36GB.
    How do I combine the two libraries?
    One way I guess, would be to dump the smaller into the larger, and then run a program to eliminate the duplicates.
    (iPhoto only rejects duplicates with the same name, many of mine have been renamed.)
    Or is there a better way?

    You can use iPhoto Library Manager and it’s Merge feature.
    Regards
    TD

  • Merging two iPhoto Libraries from two different MACs

    Can I blend together two iPhoto libraries? I have a library on another MAC and would love to move it to my laptop merging with the existing iPhoto. How I can do that? I just afraid to overwrite the original library.

    marinamcdonagh\
    Welcome to the Apple user to user assistance forums
    Can I blend together two iPhoto libraries? I have a library on another MAC and would love to move it to my laptop merging with the existing iPhoto. How I can do that? I just afraid to overwrite the original library.
    You need iPhoto Library Manager - http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/iplm/ - to merge iPhoto libraries
    I recommend merging both libraries into a new library so if some problem occurs you do not mess up either original library - this of course requires adequate disk space for all three libraries
    LN

  • How can I import multiple iphoto libraries into Photos beta

    I have successfully imported a single iPhoto Library into the Photos Beta app.  However I have several other iPhoto libraries that I would like to import into the Photos library.  Think of is as merging everything into one now that there's iCloud backup.
    I started with iPhoto back in 2005 and have created a separate library every three years ever since.  Each one is quite large, ~40 gigs.
    What is the best means to import additional libraries into my new Photos library.  Unfortunately the File import option on Photos does not allow for a selection of iPhoto Library file type.
    Thanks,
    Brian

    Merge all iPhoto Libraries into one before migrating them to the new Photos.app.
    You cannot add additional libraries to a Photos library, only additional photos.  Or have several Photos libraries, but only one of them can sync with iCloud.
    To merge your iPhoto Libraries into one, use either Aperture, if you have it  (see:  Aperture 3.3: How to use Aperture to merge iPhoto libraries), or the paid version of iPhoto Library Manager:  Download it here:  iPhoto Library Manager

  • Any freeware to merge two iPhoto Libraries?

    I saw lots of discussions back in 2007-8 pointing to iPhoto Library Manager... Question is if any freeware came up that can merge two libraries...
    Thanks for helping!

    SilentSifter is not a way to merge to iPhoto Libraries. It's an alternative to apps like Bridge as it's a file browser. It has no processing, especially no lossless processing, no integration with the OS, no books, no slideshows, no emailing etc etc etc

  • Can I merge multiple iPhoto libraries in the new Photo's app. This was not possible in iPhoto but is possible in Aperture.

    Now that iPhoto is 'Photos' on 10.10.3 is it possible to merge multiple iPhoto libraries. It is possible to this this in Aperture but not in iPhoto (I'm using 10.10.2 and can't upgrade until other software I use is qualified for 10.10.3). Here's the deal - I  changed my drive to an SSD and backed up my old hard drive (which had the original iPhoto library on it. I did a clean install with my new drive so iPhoto created a new (blank) library. This upgrade was done a few months ago so now I have 2 different iPhoto libraries. Note that the newer library is connected to iCloud and if I was to 'Switch Libraries' it will delete my current photo stream. There is a way to do this manually - I could switch to the old library and locate the root folders in the 'newer library', move them to a new folder and import. This procedure is awkward and not my preferred route. So if there's anyone using the new 'Photos' app on 10.10.3 please let me know thanks!

    To merge the libraries manually use "File > Export".
    To save the high quality originals, set the export panel like this, with "Kind Original":
    If you have edited versions with added titles, caption, places, etc, use these export settings to save your work:

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