Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 4:56 AM (in response to John Hansel)
You need to restore the entire Library.
In the scenario you describe I would restore the library to a different location (so that it doesn't overwrite the existing Library) and then use a tool like iPhoto Library Manager to move the newer images (plus all versions and metadata) to the restored Library.
There are other apps you can use to back up iPhoto - some that will store the LIbrary in plain sight in the Finder. Examples of such apps: Chronosync or DejaVu . But are many others. Search on MacUpdate
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 9:24 PM (in response to John Hansel)
John Hansel wrote:
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Mostly asing cos - I was hoping it'd be a simple way to do it like how a single file in a folder can be restored using Time Machine without affecting the other files in the folder
That was possible (and easy), prior to Lion and iPhoto 09. You could browse the backups and restore selected photos. Why Apple removed that is a mystery -- we can only guess that it has something to do with the file/folder structure in iPhoto '09.
That's one reason I'm still using iPhoto 08!
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