2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2010 6:47 PM by anncy
anncy Level 1 (0 points)
I have 2 macs in different locations and a 500gb portable drive. I am about to leave one location for the second location and want to take my photos from iPhoto with me on my portable drive.
What is the best way to do this? I do have time capsule on the 1st iMac.
I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 for editing on my iMac. I have a backup catalog Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and the folder 'my pictures' from my PC (on way to recycle - at last) on the portable drive.
I am not currently using organizer from Adobe Photoshop 9 -but using events from iPhoto.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,810 points)
    Depends on what you want

    If your want your iPhoto library then drag it to the external drive - in the new location depress the option key and launch iPhoto and use the select library command to choose the library you want - the local one or the one on the EHD

    If you want to merge them then use iPhoto Library Manager - http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/iplm/ - to merge the library on the EHD with the local library

    If you want just the photos then select them and export them to the external drive and import them into the other library

    Explain exactly what you want if none of these help

  • anncy Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for the options for exporting photos. I am not sure which one I will use. I have over 6000 photos on the EHD from my PC and about 1500 on my one iMac in iphoto. I am not sure how many I have on my other iMac. So I need to decide how best to handle the photos for an organized storage. All suggestions welcome.
    I went to fatcatstorage.com - I found it very interesting.
    Thank you for your help.