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1089 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 15, 2009 9:53 PM by LarryHN
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2009 9:53 PM (in response to absentspace)1 - OS version and iPhoto versions have little to do with each other - OS X 10.5 will run iPhoto 4, iPhoto 5, iPhoto 6, iPhoto '08 and iPhoto '09 - you have to look at the program and see what version it is
2 - If you move the entire iPhoto library intact as a single entity between the same version of iPhoto or to a newer version everything is automatic - you can not go backwards (iPhoto '08 can not read an iPhoto '09 library)
3 - you can always select the photos and export them (file menu ==> export)
4 - you can get the originals by right clicking (control clicking) on the iPhoto library and selecting show package contents (iPhoto '08 and '09 - not knowing the version involved makes this much more difficult) and copying the originals folder and moving it
Has anyone had success moving photos from one mac to another?
Thousand (probably millions) of people - if you know the versions involved you just drag it over and launch iPhoto
Another option that we haven't tried is to "Option + start iPhoto" trick, similar to my current iTunes setup (home LAN vs away) to access two libraries. To specify, holding option while launching iphoto then selecting the old iPhoto library that has been copied to an external.
This does not copy a library - it repoints iPhoto to a different library if the version are compatible (and may convert it to a newer version)
Basically you have not described the most critical piece of information - the iPhoto version on each computer
LN2.1 GHz iMac G5 with 500 GB internal HD, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhoto 8.0.2, 750 GB OWC EHD, Sony DSC-W150 camera, ATP PhotoFinder Mini GPS