How to move my entire iphoto library and all albums and mobileme galleries to my new tower?

What is the best way to move my entire iphoto library and all albums and mobileme galleries to my new tower?
I want to move it smoothly without hours of reconfiguring albums and Mobileme galleries.  Already have a timemachine backup of the older iMac with the iphoto library.

Connect the two Macs together (network, firewire target mode, etc) and drag the iPhoto library intact as a single entity from the old Mac to the pictures folder of the new Mac - launch iPhoto on the new mac and it will open the library and convert it as needed and you will be ready move forward.

Similar Messages

  • How do I delete my iPhoto library on my iPhone and just have photostream?

    I have an iMac (main computer), MacBook Air and an iPhone. When I set up iCloud, somewhere along the way it synced my entire Macbook Air library onto my iPhone and I can't get rid of it. I like having photostream on all my devices as that's just 1000 photos, but my iPhoto library is huge and takes up all my storage on the iPhone.
    How can I get my iphone to just have photostream and not my entire iPhoto library?

    This doesn't work.  I unclick everything and it asks if I want to remove them from my iphone, I click yes obviously and then sync.  Within a second it says it can't complete this because there isn't enough space on my phone.  BS.  After I unclick the library the memory bar shows I would have 35GB of space if it would only sync. what is the problem????????

  • How can I save the iPhoto library ( ie all current photos) to another media / HD and maintaing the access to it

    I am struggling with the export features of iPhoto:
    - That is for the mac, (but also for iOs7 on the iPad would be interesting)
    1/ how to generate a backup ( from the iPhoto library) -
    - just rename it and then copy it to another device / HD ?
    2/ what is the recommended procedure, to have several Photo - Collections, ( iPhoto libraries)
    and then to switch between them.
    Thx in advance

    iPhoto for Mac
    Back up:
    Most Simple Back Up:
    Drag the iPhoto Library from your Pictures Folder to another Disk. This will make a copy on that disk.
    Slightly more complex: Use an app that will do incremental back ups. This is a very good way to work. The first time you run the back up the app will make a complete copy of the Library. Thereafter it will update the back up with the changes you have made. That makes subsequent back ups much faster. Many of these apps also have scheduling capabilities: So set it up and it will do the back up automatically.
    Example of such apps: Chronosync - but there are many others. Search on MacUpdate or the App Store
    Switching between Libraries:
    Hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library'
    File Menu -> Switch to Library
    Double click on your preferred Library.
    There is no recommendation to have multiple libraries. They're inconvenient.
    iPhoto for iOS:
    The iPhoto for iOS forum is here

  • How can i transfer entire iphoto library to icloud?

    I dont want to back up iphoto collection, i would like to be able to access photos other than just shared or photostream. Please help.

    There is not yet any reliable cloud service that can host an iPhoto library offline and let you access it efficiently.
    This will be possible, when the new MacOS X 10.10 Yosemite is released, plus the new currently under development.
    With Yosemite and you will be able to keep an  iCloud Photo Library, probably early next year.
    The problem is, that an iPhoto library is a database, and not just a collection of photos. Accessing it over network may corrupt the database, if the transactions are interrupted by network dropouts or access from several computers is not synchronised. You cannot simply put an iPhoto library onto an arbitrary cloud storage and sync it there, if the underlying service does not protect the database integrity.

  • How do I clean-up iPhoto library in iMovie '08 and make my new ones appear?

    I'm a graphic designer and I use Adobe Bridge to add metadata (keywords) to my pictures so they're searchable on the Internet - not just iPhoto (and iLife?) and after transferring all the image files from iPhoto onto my Time Capsule (external hard-drive) and deleting the Photo Albums from iPhoto, I created a new Album to import still frames/images to use in my new iMovie project. I cleaned out (emptied) my iPhoto trash to help free-up space on my hard-drive, too.
    The problem I'm having is that my iPhoto library as viewed from iMovie - still shows all the old photo albums that I've already deleted and the new .PNG I imported doesn't appear; however, the old .JPG files I once had still appear with exclamation marks as the thumbnail images and I can't select or delete them. When I right-click on the iPhoto photo albums library within iMovie, I only get the option to open in iPhoto. I imagine there is some back door manipulation required to fix this. The iMovie and iPhoto software came pre-installed in my computer and I'm not so sure that re-formatting my computer with the start-up disc is the safe or correct answer.
    I've been researching the iMovie forum to see if there is a file I should be able to access to fix a Cache file somewhere; however, I couldn't find any .xml files, cache files, or anything anywhere yet. Thanks in advance to anyone willing and able to share some knowledge. I look forward to resolving this troubling experience. My final goal is to use the .PNG file (which contains transparent data, unlike .JPG files which fill transparent data with white pixels) as a frame image if not as a floating graphic (i.e. picture-in-picture).

    Sean in the iMovie technical support area (thanks to my lovely Apple Care plan purchase) answered my question about how to delete the iPhoto library, which I no longer use (because I use Adobe Bridge and Photoshop CS3 to browse my photos and update their Metadata to make the images searchable not only on my computer, but others who don't have iPhoto, or iLife as well; even PC users and Internet search engines - when the images are uploaded as-is - without compression and changes that occur when uploaded to image hosts such as, etc.):
    Go to: *Finder >* (click on) *Pictures >* (and on the right, see iPhoto Library, Aperture, etc.? Select those files and...) *Move to Trash*
    Now when you look at the Photos Browser in iMovie (⌘2) the folder, files, blank thumbnails and junk are (thankfully) gone!
    As for using images located elsewhere for use in iMovie - I just have to locate them via the Finder, then select the file, then drag-and-drop the image for immediate placement into the part of My Project where I want to use the image and repeat this method for each incidence I want the graphic to appear.
    Unfortunately, I must upgrade to iMovie '09 if I want to be able to take advantage of the Picture-in-Picture feature, which would enable me to place a logo or image graphic in a video project while other parts of the production are playing, but I can still use the title feature to embed text information such as a business name and phone number or (website) URL pertaining to the project as a surrogate stamp, watermark, or creative signature, but no other graphic image files may be used here.

  • How to move a large iphoto library from one external drive to another

    Hi all (my first ever post to a forum!)
    I have a large iphoto library (379 GB) on an external drive (Lacie 1TB w/usb 2.0) and want to move it to a another ethernet connected external drive (LaCie Network Space 2) so I will be able to access it from other computers.
    Moving it with drag and drop or copying is calculated to take 66 day's!
    Wander if that could be explaned with the fact that these are around 70.000 individual pictures/files, and if it could be speed up by first compressing the library.
    Wander if anyone can shere their experience on that? (what software to use or?)
    I have an 21.5 inch, mid 2010 iMac (3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 with 12 GB 1067 MHz DDR3).
    I also have the new Macbook Air (1.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz - with 3MB shared L3 cache).

    iPhoto needs to be connected to the computer you are using it from via a sired connectin both for speed and also for data reliability
    THe copy estimate is often way off - let it run and see - it will probably drop a lot quickly
    Compressing would not help (assuming you shoot JPEG) since the JPEGs in the library are alread highly compressed

  • How do I move my entire iPhoto library to Lightroom 5.6. Will the events be imported into separate albums, or are the images going to be shuffled.

    I've had it w/ iPhoto. Most of my editing is in PSE so it make sense to use Lightroom. (have no idea HOW to use it). So what is the best way to move 30 events and approx. 12K pix.

    Lightroom Help | Import photos from iPhoto (Mac OS)

  • How to move my entire music library to another drive?

    i bought a new faster, bigger drive and would like to move all the itunes stuff to that new hard drive
    Can i do it?
    Have fun!

  • Retaining slideshow music when transferring entire iphoto library

    I successfully created a slideshow, using iPhoto '09 on my MacBook, with theme music from iTunes that I purchased and downloaded to my MacBook. Also, I successfully transferred my entire iPhoto library from my MacBook to my iMac. The problem seems to be that I have "lost" the theme music. It appears as if the theme music that I purchased is retained only on my MacBook. How can I recover, transfer, retain (pick one) the theme music for the slide show that was on my MacBook when I "move" the entire iPhoto library (& slide show) from one mac to another mac???

    Select the track in the iTunes Window and drag it to the desktop.
    iTunes wil export a copy of the track there.
    Copy the mp3 over to the other machine
    Import it to iTunes (File -> Add to Library)

  • Can I upload entire iPhoto library to iCloud?

    Greetings. Just bought MacBook Pro. Trying to recreate dynamic replica of my iMac desktop. Beefed up iCloud storage, ditto Dropbox...can I upload my entire iPhoto library to iCloud? And, if not, can anyone explain why not? Or know of an alternative method? Thanks in advance

    Because that's not a feature of either iCloud or iPhoto.
    There is no alternative. Any folks who have tried running a Library from the cloud find that it is appallingly slow and there is a very high risk of data corruption as the online servers haven't a clue how to deal with the library.
    Use an external disk formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

  • How long to import an iPhoto Library? What settings....? Arrrrgh!!

    I have now been importing (leaving images in the iPhoto Library) for over 4 hours now. 
    My iPhoto Lib is 240Gb with 45k photos and an hour or so of Video. I am running an iMac i7 with latest OSx and 4 Gb RAM
    Aperture is 'grinding' away and has consumed the available RAM and a lot of the processor. 
    With this process running the system is almost unusable and at times freezes.  I have found that Time Machine (which kicks in every hour) causes a massive lock where the two processes seem to be competing over the same patch of land...  Turning this off has helped.
    Initially I tried an import "to 'Pictures' " which I left running overnight, however the system settings sent the machine to sleep before it was finished and I had to force quit on resuming this morning.  I then tried to 'resume' the import selecting "No Duplicates" however the import was starting from scratch again.  This may have only been events/projects but it was simply taking for ever.
    An initial import of a folder from "iPhoto Browser" view did not pull through the GPS or faces or other project data - so I decided a full import was required.
    My end goal is to work out the best setup of the different import options for me.
    What's better and what are the pro's 'n' con's of loading images into the Aperture Library or leaving in the iPhoto Lib?  What about in folders in 'My Pictures"?
    After reading through some of these forums I have noted that there are a few of the "consumer" functions which Aperture does not have I will still want to use the card/calendar features of iPhoto - what might be the best setup for me?
    It's a bit confusing when looking to transition from iPhoto......  I've tried reading through the support pages and watched the How To vids - but I cannot find a Why do it this way or that way....?
    Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

    So - after a lot of playing around this is what I have sorted out.
    Aperture is pretty awsome
    Cannot possibly go back to iPhoto now....
    ....but will still need iPhoto for some of the 'Grandparent' stuff like cards and calendars!
    On the setup/installation side when importing from iPhoto, depending on library size - expect this to take a significant amount of time.
    Turn off TimeMachine
    Disable 'sleep' in Energy Saver
    Set import up and let it run overnight!
    I have imported my entire iPhoto library both into Aperture and 'in place' to see what is the best way to make it work/run and performance etc.
    Thinking that I would not want to duplicate a massive library file - I wanted to see if there was any performance or other like issues with either method, and if there was any siginificant space savings of doing either.
    Here are some stats:
    On file sizes:
    iPhoto Library 230.36 GB
    Aperture 'Leave in current location' Library 26.48 GB
    Aperture 'In Aperture' Library 216.27 GB
    On Time to import:
    Aperture 'Leave in current location' Library 8+ hours (this was before i worked out to turn off timemachine)
    Aperture 'In Aperture' Library - overnight..?  It just worked this time!
    On Opening Aperture: Average time taken until application is fully responsive
    Aperture 'Leave in current location' Library -> 2m:35s
    Aperture 'In Aperture' Library -> 1m:16s
    On Exit with Update to previews: (obviously this has a lot to do with changes in your library)
    Aperture 'Leave in current location' Library -> 7m:40s !!!!!
    Aperture 'In Aperture' Library -> 2m
    Using Aperture
    I could not find much difference in creating slide shows, editing images or working with faces/locations etc once Aperture was loaded with either library.  The big difference seems to be in the post processing of libraries once imported. With the 'In location' library this seemed to take 'days' as each time I opened this library I had massive lags and delays and became frustrated so went back to the 'In Aperture" library.
    Now this processing is complete I also find the Application is running well and not completly hogging all the RAM/Processor available.  I am now comfortably able to run Aperture, Web browser and another profile on the iMac without too many performance issues!
    Still looking at how 'going back to iPhoto' using the Aperture library combinations might work - aaarrrrggggh - can I really be bothered ????
    For me I am going to use the In Aperture setup.  Performance is greater and the library size is smaller.
    If looking to import a large iPhoto Library I suggest:
    Turn off all background and other programs which could steal any processing power/RAM
    Run it overnight
    Import with the 'In Aperture' option
    Be prepared for the 'post processing' and allow this to complete before you become concerned bout the performance

  • How can I move my old iPhoto library into a Referenced Library format and use that as my default?

    Hi, I have been using iPhoto for photo management where all the jpegs have been living, in organized events by date and subject for some time. I recently upgraded to aperture and am using the same iPhoto library. The issue I have is that I use Carbonite for my cloud back up and I am able to look at the pictures I have on my PC with the same folder organization I have them on my PC hard drive. This is apparently not possible for iPhoto library. The only way to access a picture on the iPhoto library in the cloud is to go through the master and hope you can find the specific picture since they are not organized in a comprehensible manner (like events or folders) in there.
    So the only solution I can think of is to move the current iPhoto library to a referenced image library and use that as my default library from now on. This way I get cloud access and the events will hopefully turn into folders with dates and subjects that I can continue to keep organized to satisfy my OCD tendencies.
    So the question I have is that:
    1. How can I make a reference Library for Aperture/iPhoto?
    2. How do I move the current library to the Referenced Library in an Organized manner? My wish list would be a series of folders labeled with the date and the subject, like I have in my iPhoto library right now.
    3. If there is any alternative, your suggestions and recommendations would be much appreciated.
    My computer: Mac Mini (Mid 2012), Lion, 16GB RAM.
    Thank you kindly,

    Or is there a way to go through aperture to make a new reference library that I can move the masters into later?
    you do not move the masters into a references library - you turn your current library into a referenced library.  As Terence Devlin said:
    File -> Relocate Masters
    What you should set up:
    Select a folder, where you want to store your referenced files - probably on an external drive.
    Decide on a hierarchical folder structure inside this folder - that is completely up to you.
    Select a project from your library and use the command "File -> Relocate Masters/Originals" to move the original image files to the folder where you want to go them to. Only take care not to send two projects to the same folder.
    Alternatively, if you do not care about the folder structure Aperture will use, select all images at once from the "Photos" view and let Aperture decide how to assing the folders - in the "Relocate Originals" dialoge you can specify a subfolder format.

  • I tried moving an album from iPhoto to Pictures.  It took the entire iPhoto Library.  Now I can't use it, and I cannot open it.  How do I get it back to just iPhoto?

    I tried moving an album from iPhoto to Pictures, but the entire iPhoto Library moved.
    I now cannot open iPhoto.  How can I get it back?

    A folder named Library popped up in Pictures.  I didn't want the entire Library, just the one album.
    When I open the Library Folder in Pictures, I get sub folders dated with years.
    When I open the subfolders, I just keep getting more folders.
    This looks like you were viewing your iPhoto Library; the contents of the Masters folder. Is your original iPhoto library still there?
    Where do you keep your iPhoto library? In the default location in your "Pictures" folder? 

  • I have never activated time machine and my entire iPhoto library is missing. How can I restore the library from the last back up??

    I am using a MacBook Pro version 10.7.5.
    Ive just noticed my entire iPhoto library is missing except for tonights last sync.
    I have never activated Time Machine. I am worried if i activate it now, i would have no chance of retrieving my iPhoto library.
    Can i restore the iPhoto library from the laptops memory? Or have i clicked the wrong thing while syncing, with no chance of seeing my life again?

    I was distracted at the time and have forgotten but I thought it was something like "are you sure you would like to replace all photos on this divise for the ones in your iPhoto library" I was confident as both the comp and my phone have been together for years now.
    Im questioning wether the iPhoto program had its own problem before tonights sync. Syncing photos is something i would do regularly without problems, but I've had about a six month break.
    Luckily i have made some folders and copied photos out of the iPhoto program. iPhoto was my default photo program and had so many photos from my travelling.
    Also I remembered Facebook syncs photos privately, I trying to go way back in time to see if there are any i can save there.
    I respect your honesty, if you believe there is no way i can get the program back to normal just say so.

  • How do I organize my iphoto library on my iphone?  My iphoto library is 60gb of photos and 80gb of video.

    I purchased the 128gb iphone 6+ specifically for the reason of having my entire library of family photos and videos on my iPhone.  Given that combined, my iphoto videos and photos equal over 140gb, I will not be able to fit them all on my new iPhone.  I would like to have all of my photos on my iphone, which current works.  But how can I organize my iphoto videos on my iphone?
    I have taken the time to organize my entire iphoto library by putting all of the content into events.  In the iTunes tab "Photos", I select to sync all photos and events from iPhoto but I leave "Include videos" unchecked. If I check "Include videos", then I won't have enough room on my iPhone for the 140gb of iPhoto content.  I created an event in iPhoto call, "Choosen video" to grab only those videos that I want. 
    If I choose in the iTunes tab "Photos" and select the option sync photos from "Select albums, event, and faces...", I will still want to include all of my events for all of the photos of my family and also select the event "Choosen video" that I created.  But that "Choosen video" event will not have any content because I did not choose the "Include video" option in the Itunes "Photo" tab.  It seems that Videos are either all or nothing.
    Is there a way that I can have all of my photos in events syncd to my iPhone yet only sync certain videos so that I do not run out of room on my iPhone?

    Is there a way that I can have all of my photos in events syncd to my iPhone yet only sync certain videos so that I do not run out of room on my iPhone?
    You could import selected videos to iTunes, and then sync the videos from the iTunes library.
    Or move the videos, that you do not want to sync to your iPhone, to a different iPhoto Library.

Maybe you are looking for

  • RE: (forte-users) Sv: (forte-users) The Death ofForte

    This is what I got today: Statement of Direction Sun Microsystems, Inc. Forté 4GL(tm) Product (formerly the Forté Application Environment) Product Context · Forté 4GL is an award-winning, proven product with many unique advantages for building enterp

  • Can data be migrated between Macbooks using firewire to thunderbolt?

    Can data be transferred using 'migration assistant' via a firewire to thunderbolt link between a Macbook Pro (W80190Z2AGV) and Macbook Pro Retina (C02JC08BF51R)? Both have OSX 10.8.4. Or is there a better/faster alternative to transfer data?

  • Column Link - how to get back to the same row on previous form

    Using Apex 3.2.1 I've created a column link on an updateable report which opens up another page for data entry. This is working fine but when you return to the originating page, is there a way to get back to the same row you were on before linking. T

  • Nokia E71 Menu View Totally Changed. How to revert...

    The menu view of my nokia e71 has changed radically. the installations,connectivity,media,tools etc all the folders have disappeared and all their contents (buetooth,infrared,gps,realplayer,recorder etc) are cluttering up the menu. i want all the fol

  • Accepting calendar Invitations and IOS8.02

    Since upgrading to iOS 8.02 on my iPad Air i have noticed numerous calendar invitations from my wife that appear in my calendar but when I click OK I am not able to accept them.  I was able to accept them on my iPhone 6 and but not on the