7 Replies Latest reply: May 25, 2009 9:20 PM by Edzso
Dave 57 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
What are the advantages of the purchased iPhoto Library Manager over the free download. Is it worth it

macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,510 points)
    You can find this out at the iPhoto Library Manager webpage.

    Regards

    TD
  • Dave Sag Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    alas I bought it but it never worked properly for me, is very very slow and was untimately a waste of money. I still have no sensible way to import photos (with meta-data and original) from one library to another. Very very annoying.
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (68,670 points)
    Dave Sag

    You need to contact the authors - it works very well for lots of people ad is an extremely valuable tool for resolving many problems - the fact that your system has a problem does not translate to a general problem - almost everyone finds it to be a very useful program and very inexpensive

    And in any case this is a highly inappropriate place to post complaints about a third party program

    LN
  • Dave Sag Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did contact the authors and they were unable to help. I don't see this forum as inappropriate at all. The original poster asked a question and I gave my feedback. I am not saying that ILM is no good, just that it failed for me. Others might have more luck, but I'd want to know that before handing over money. iPhoto should have that sort of functionality built in imho.
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (68,670 points)
    What are the advantages of the purchased iPhoto Library Manager over the free download. Is it worth it


    Actually you gave no answer to their question - you simply gave your very minority opinion - many, many, many people have found IPLM to be a saviour resolving their problems when there is no other option and many,many other use it for its convenience

    If you don't like it that is find - but there is no reason to try to keep people who need or want it form trying it because of your personal (and unique) issues

    LN
  • sleighful Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    LarryHN wrote:
    What are the advantages of the purchased iPhoto Library Manager over the free download. Is it worth it


    Actually you gave no answer to their question - you simply gave your very minority opinion - ....
    If you don't like it that is find - but there is no reason to try to keep people who need or want it form trying it because of your personal (and unique) issues

    LN


    I've read the ToS and realize that Apple likes this forum to be a 'happy place' only and those who 'complain' may likely find their comments sanitized by moderators (its tongue in cheek don't worry!) but I personally found the answer Sag gave very helpful. You say, 'you gave no answer to their question' and that question was 'Is it worth it?' He said 'No.' How is that somehow not an answer?

    'Its not worth it.' is basically what he said and said why. Please allow people to share the negatives as well as feel comfortable doing so, so we can get realistic feedback and not just litigation free sayings which profit nobody but those making money off of us. His '(unique) issues' may be just what the OP'er needs.
  • Edzso Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    I used IPLM to merge 3 libraries (9000 images each), and it brought over tags, modified pics and Albums.

    Fast; depends on your file sizes and images thereof. The only thing it didn't do was retain the folders from the imported library, but the albums were there to put into a new folder, or use an existing folder, in the destination library. Makes sense to me if you had duplicated folders in the various libraries.

    One thing as for the negative reporting poster - it would be helpful to expand what your problem was, what you used, what didn't work, and what was the outcome, as it may not necessarily be related to how/what the original poster was asking. Your supporting data may be helpful if its a case of "it may not help you". Just posting "it didn't work properly for me" is of no value to the boards.

    Just my .02.