3 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2013 9:43 AM by LarryHN
A.Ley Level 1 (0 points)

How can I combine/merge my three iphoto libraries to one?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,940 points)

    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 ($20) version of iPhoto Library Manager 

  • cuny101 Level 1 (0 points)

    This might help:





    Export one library to another folder--desktop or external hard drive.  Then go into iphoto again and switch libraries--then import all those previously exported photos.  Once that is done, delete the obsolete library. 


    It will save you $30, which is what the Fat Cat software will cost you.

  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,010 points)



    That will not merge libraries - it will only merge the exported versions of the photos form one library into the other library which is not what the OP ask


    If you use IPLM you amintain the editing and versions of the photos along with all metadata changes, etc - exporting and imp[orting is a valid, supported function but it is not merging - you can only merge using Aperture or IPLM at this time so far as I know