Syncing two iphoto libraries on two different macs

Hey
Can't seem to find an answer to this one so here goes. I am trying to sync my iphoto libraries that I have on two different macs of mine. One a mac pro and one a macbook. Both are running 10.5.7 and iphoto 8 with all the updates. I have sharing on enabled on both macs and in iphoto. I can do a manual drag and drop but I have 1000's of photos and that would take way to long to do. Any suggestions would be appreciated
Thanks

Use iPhoto Library Manager to move Events/Albums/Pics plus associated metadata between Libraries.
Regards
TD

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