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How to copy iPhoto album to another iMac

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Apr 22, 2010 11:51 AM
I have separately downloaded the same photos to 2 different iMacs. On one of these, I painstakingly set up a few iPhoto albums to display these photos in the desired order. (There are about 150 photos in each album. These were selected from nearly 2,000 photos.) I would like to copy these albums intact to my other iMac, which is at a different location (and therefore, not directly accessible.)

Is there a way to export or copy an iPhoto album to an external USB drive and then import it into another iMac in such a way, so as to avoid duplicating photos that are already on the new machine, yet still preserving the order of photos in the original album?
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iLife 2008
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Apr 22, 2010 11:57 AM (in response to sws01)
    Copy the Library to the external USB drive. The bring it to the other Mac and use iPhoto Library Manager to move the Album over to the new machine.


    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    Apr 22, 2010 12:31 PM (in response to sws01)
    There is no "album folder" - albums are simply logical entries in the iPhoto library database

    You can:

    Connect the two machines together and use IPLM to move selected photos; or

    connect the two machines together and copy the entire iPhoto library over; or

    Export the photos on one machine and import them to the other machine - the first two are best as they keep the order and all attributes of the photos

    3.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 27" iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhoto 8.0.2, 750 GB OWC EHD, Sony DSC-W150 camera, ATP PhotoFinder Mini GPS


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