Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to m1guel)
Couple of ways:
Duplicate the entire library. That's two full copies. Then delete the material from A that you only want in B and vice versa
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 3:47 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I have 22k photos. I want to move about 20% to B.
Couldn't I copy and event (select all, copy), switch to B, create and event and paste? Then, go back to A and delete that event?
Thank you ...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 10:54 PM (in response to m1guel)
No. There is no way to copy and paste from one Library to another.
iPhoto is a database, and to get informtion into or out of a database involves importing and exporting. Further, what are you trying to move? An Event isn't just the thumbnails you see in the iPhoto Window. It's the Masters, the edit history, the previews, metadata that came with the photos and have been added since. All of these are part of the Event and they are part of what you're moving.
Or, if the edit history and the metadata isn't important to you, file -> Export and send the pics to a folder on the desktop. Then switch to the new Library and import them. But that means choosing between the Master and the edited version, losing some metadata (depending on the export options chosen) and the edit history.
An iPhoto 11 Library now has the same capacity as an Aperture one - 1,000,000 items. I wonder why, with only 22k images, you're splitting this Library? As you can have only one Library open and searchable at a time it's quite inconvenient. There are several ways to categorise material in a Library to separate it out from other material.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thank you Terence,
Got it. Sounds best, as you suggest, to use more categories within a my original Library to help with search ease.
I very much appreciate the iPhoto explaination and capacity info.
Mainly I was after HOW to move an event's data/photos with edited info to a new Library and you fully explained how that can be done.
Thank you again.