4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2010 11:12 AM by Owen Farmer
Owen Farmer Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
I am using iPhoto 6.0.6.
Currently I have one library, which is 5.47GB, exceeding the capacity of a DVD.
I want to split the library into several libraries, each less than about 4GB.
I have created a new iPhoto library which I named "iPhoto 2010". In iPhoto I can switch to this library, but there are no photos in it.
How do I move photos, eg those taken in 2010, into the new library?
Thanks,
Owen

1.83GHz Intel mini, PB G3 Series (wallstreet, OS 9.2), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (264,145 points)
    Use iPhoto Library Manager, or control-click the single library in the Finder and compress or archive it, or split the single library across multiple DVDs in the Finder and reassemble it completely before attempting to access it through iPhoto.

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  • Owen Farmer Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    I had purchased iPhoto Library Manager and had trouble using it, but I finally got it.

    The help should say to create in iPhoto an album with photos to be moved to another library and then in iPhoto Library Manager drag that album to the new iPhoto library (in the left pane).

    With the smaller library I was able to burn a DVD. I did this by dragging iPhoto Library onto the blank DVD icon (and did not create a Burn Folder). When I try to switch to the DVD library I get a message that this is read only and to insert DVD after opening iPhoto. Does that mean that I have to import the contents back into iPhoto to view the contents of the DVD in iPhoto?

    Thanks for your help.

    Owen
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (264,145 points)
    An iPhoto library stored on a DVD is a backup only and needs to be put into a writable location to be accessed in iPhoto.

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  • Owen Farmer Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    Thanks