How to move my iPhoto library to a new iMAC?

how to move my iPhoto library to a new iMAC?

To move an iPhoto Library to a new machine:
Link the two Macs together: there are several ways to do this: Wireless Network, Firewire Target Disk Mode, Ethernet, or even just copy the Library to an external HD and then on to the new machine...
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.
Then launch iPhoto. That's it.
This moves photos, events, albums, books, keywords, slideshows and everything else.

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    How much free space do you have on the destination computer?  If it's not a whole lot more that the 150GB of the library that could be why it's slow.  It may not have enough contingous free space to store the library so it has to fragment it for storing.  Being a new Mac that shouldn't be a problem however.
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    Simply:
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    2. Copy the iPhoto Library from your Pictures Folder to the Other Disk.
    3. Hold down the option (or alt) key while launching iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library' and navigate to the new location. From that point on this will be the default location of your library.
    4. Test the library and when you're sure all is well, trash the one on your internal HD to free up space.
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    Well, I need some help, cause I just bought a new computer and I know I need to erease all the content from my old library in my iPhone to use the content of the library of this computer. So what can I do to save all my settings, media, apps and so on...

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    I have it backed up on an external firewire drive.
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    Lend273 wrote:
    I have it backed up on an external firewire drive.
    The 2 computers are linked via a wireless network.
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  • How can I move my iPhoto Library from my MacBook Pro to my iMac or hard drive??

    How can I move my iPhoto Library from my MacBook Pro to my iMac or to my external hard drive? 'Help' is not helping!!

    To move to another machine:
    To move an iPhoto Library to a new machine:
    Link the two Macs together: there are several ways to do this: Wireless Network,Firewire Target Disk Mode, Ethernet, or even just copy the Library to an external HD and then on to the new machine...
    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.
    Then launch iPhoto. That's it.
    This moves photos, events, albums, books, keywords, slideshows and everything else.
    To move to an external disk:
    Make sure the drive is formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    1. Quit iPhoto
    2. Copy the iPhoto Library from your Pictures Folder to the External Disk.
    3. Hold down the option (or alt) key while launching iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library' and navigate to the new location. From that point on this will be the default location of your library.
    4. Test the library and when you're sure all is well, trash the one on your internal HD to free up space.
    Regards
    TD

  • I would like to free up some space on my computer and move my iphoto library to the time capsule and easily access it. Also, would I be able to access them via the TC if I purchased a new computer?

    I am using my TC as an external hard drive, I would like to remove my photos from my computer to free up space. I'm wondering:
    1. Once the photos are moved, how do I access them via the TC, AND will i still be able to print them and see them the way they were set up in my iphoto on the computer?
    2. If I purchase a new computer, will I still be able to access them just as easily?
    3. What is the process to move the photos to the TC?
    I am afraid that if I "erase" them from my computer I will not be able to access them.

    Are you still using iphoto?
    If so you should NOT move the iphoto library to the TC and use it.
    Apple says you will corrupt the library doing this.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS5168
    Although mostly about FAT32  it adds network drives.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1198
    Now what I cannot tell you is if the same rules apply to the new photo app. Apple might have fixed the problem.
    For iphoto you should offload the photos to USB drive plugged into your computer.. or any external drive.. the faster the interface the better.
    Apple have explicit instructions for moving the library.
    iPhoto '11: Move your iPhoto library to a new location

  • I am trying to move my wife's iPhoto '08 library to my new iMac for iPhoto '11.

    I am trying to move my wife's iPhoto (2007) library on a Macbook to my new iMac for iPhoto '11.  First, when I opened iPhoto on the iMac it asked me to create a library, which I did.  Then I imported her photos via a wireless network to my "new" library.  However, when it finally finished importing, it had imported 3 copies of each photo from her library.  I deleted the "new" library and started over.
    Second, I opened iPhoto on the iMac and chose to use "other library."  I chose my wife's shared iPhoto library and it began transferring the photos to the new iMac (or so I thought).  This worked beautifully as it only brought over single photos and not 3 copies like discussed above.  After editing the new library and adding some photos from an old PC, I shut down iPhoto.  A few hours later I tried to open iPhoto on the iMac and it gave me the opening screen again with choices to create a new library or use a different library.  As it turns out, my wife's Macbook and been disconneted from our wireless network.  I was able to figure out that that unless my wife's Macbook is connected to the network then I cannot access the iPhoto library on my iMac.  I was under the impression that I had copied her library to my computer and that the photo files were now on the hard drive of the iMac.  So when her computer is offline I can no longer access the imported library.  I want her library to stay on the iMac as we plan to sell her Macbook.  As you now know, we cannot access her iPhoto library on the Macbook since she is running an older version of iPhoto.
    So, what I would like to do is to completely transfer the photos from her Macbook to my new iMac and be able to access them on the iMac regardless of whether she is on the network or not because we plan to sell her Macbook to a friend.  Thank you for any help you can provide.

    To move an iPhoto Library to a new machine:
    Link the two Macs together: there are several ways to do this: Wireless Network,Firewire Target Disk Mode, Ethernet, or even just copy the Library to an external HD and then on to the new machine...
    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.
    Then hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library'
    and select the Library that you moved.  That's it.
    This moves photos, events, albums, books, keywords, slideshows and everything else.
    Your first option didn't work because you imported one Library to another. Every version and thumbnail is imported like a distinct photo, you lose all your Albums, Keywords etc., the link between Original and Previews is destroyed, the non-destructive editing feature is ruined and so on. In summary: it's mess.
    Your second option didn't work because you simply referenced her library on the old machine.
    Regards
    TD

  • I am trying to move my iPhoto library

    I am trying to move my iPhoto library to a new hard drive. Should be simple, but I am getting the error message ' some date in iPhoto library can't be read or written' is there any way around this? J

    What format is the external drive?
    A common workaround is to use a back up utility to copy the Library for you.

  • How to transfer an iPhoto 6 library to a new iMac with Lion OS?

    I'm upgrading from an old iMac with OS 10.3.9 to last year's iMac and want to make sure I transfer my photo library correctly without creating any conflicts between the new and old versions of iPhoto. I've moved my photo library to an external hard drive and from there I want to move the photo library to the new iMac. Is it as simple as dragging and dropping? I want to make sure that when I open my photo library on the new computer, it doesn't have every single version of every photo in the library. That happened to me once before.
    I've already checked, I CANNOT use Migration Assistant to accomplish this task, nor do I want to.
    Thanks.

    To move an iPhoto Library to a new machine:
    Link the two Macs together: there are several ways to do this: Wireless Network,Firewire Target Disk Mode, Ethernet, or even just copy the Library to an external HD and then on to the new machine...
    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. Yes, drag and drop will do this.
    Then launch iPhoto. That's it.
    This moves photos, events, albums, books, keywords, slideshows and everything else.
    I want to make sure that when I open my photo library on the new computer, it doesn't have every single version of every photo in the library.
    That's because you imported one Library to another.

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