Moving albums between iphoto libraries

I have three iPhoto libraries on my mac book pro. I have created albums and events in each and want to consolidate the albums to a single Iphoto library.
How do I do that?

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 ($30) version of iPhoto Library Manager

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    HDP,
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    Regards.

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    Why not try to fix the problem??
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  • Moving and Merging iPhoto Libraries From 2008 Macs to 2013 MacBook Pro

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    Is this a plan that will work?
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    More simple.
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    But however you do choose to link the two machines...
    Simply copy the iPhoto Library from the Pictures Folder on the old Machine to the Pictures Folder on the new Machine.
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  • I'd like help troubleshooting moving albums from iPhoto to iPhone

    Help! I'm having trouble moving iPhoto (OS 10.7.4) albums/photos back to iPhone 4S (OS 5.1.1). I previously uploaded all photos from iphone to iphoto and parsed into albums. I deleted all photos from iphone. I followed apple instructions to move selected albums from iphoto to iphone, and iTunes shows synched, but no albums or images on displaying on my iPhone.
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    linuxubuntufan wrote:
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  • HT201340 moving aperture and iphoto libraries

    My aperture and iphoto libraries have consumed my little MacBook. What is the best method for moving all libraries to a different harddrive?

    Make sure the drive is formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
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    4. Test the libraries and when you're sure all is well, trash the ones on your internal HD to free up space.
    Regards
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  • What is the difference between switching between Iphoto libraries.....

    ...using iphoto and iphoto08? I ask because right now I  have iphoto (what ever the latest before 08) i have so many photos i had to add some libraries, which by the way was not easy. Then to switch between libraries i have to close iphoto hold options button and click on iphoto then it tells me to choose a libary. When i try to choose it does not show all of my libraries. I also don't think I can have mulitipal libraries open at the same time. With iphoto 08 can I have more than one open and is it easier to find libraries and switch between them? Please help. I have quit using my iphoto be cause i am so frusterated!

    mel8502:
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. As LH recommended the free version of iPhoto Library Manager will let you quickly and easily move between multiple libraries. I use iPLM to manage over 15 libraries and can move between them in a flash like this. Once you add a library to iPLM you can just use iPLM to open that library without having to go thru the Option key method and trying to remember where the library is located. Much faster with iPLM.
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    When I import pics to my website I click on Import photos and the standard apple screen (Firefox Edit  in menu bar) comes up so I click on Pictures, then iPhoto, then Events and choose the individual photos, but  only the one library shows there.  I do know how to change between the libraries when opening the iphoto library by using the options tab, but that does not work in this instance?
    ilife 11, OSX 10.6.8.

    Correct - that is not how you access your photos
    You use the media browser in the lower left hand corner of the upload window under media ==> photos ==> iPhoto
    See this user tip for complete details on accessing your photos correctly
    LN

  • Moving Albums Between Libraries

    Hello -
    I am recreating my iPhoto library, due to a major corruption when I transitioned from iPhoto 08 to iPhoto 09. Is there any way to move my folders/albums from the old library to the new library?
    Thanks!
    kmw

    Perhaps iPhoto Library Manager can help with this - or even do the entire rebuild for you.
    Regards
    TD

  • Transferring projects (calendars, photo books, etc.) between iPhoto libraries

    Is it possible to transfer "projects" (calendars, photo books, etc.) from one iPhoto library to another? I know I can transfer events and albums, but don't know about projects.

    No it's not.
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    TD

  • Moving items between cloud libraries

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    Makepeace1:
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    Do you Twango?
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  • Import Movie clips between iPhoto libraries.

    I need to import iPhoto movie clips from one iPhoto library to another.  I was successful to share the library and import the photos but the movie clips taken with my iPhone do not show up to import.  Please help.

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  • How can I transfer photos between iphoto libraries?

    How can I transfer several selected photos from my external iphoto library to the iphoto library on my computer? The selected photos are in raw format.

    best way is the paid version of iPhoto Library Manager - http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/iplm/ - 
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  • Transferring a custom slideshow between iPhoto libraries

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    Peter

    Peter
    Is there a way to transfer a custom iPhoto slideshow from one iPhoto library to another.
    The straight answer is, I'm afraid, no.
    What you can do is export the slideshow as a Quicktime movie, but that won't be editable in the other iPhoto.
    Other apps that have slideshow capability and iPhoto integration include PhotoToMovie and PhotoPresenter .
    There are others, search on MacUpdate
    Regards
    TD

  • Moving Snow Leopard iPhoto Libraries to new iMac with Lion

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