I can't figure out how to do that after the fact. Do I need to reinstall Aperture?
No, you don't. Aperture can now merge any iPhoto Library into the Aperture Library.
But do you really need to merge the Libraries? If you want, you can keep the libraries separate. iPhoto can now open Aperture libraries, and iPhoto can open Aperture Libraries. You can switch between Aperture and iPhoto any time from within Aperture.
But back to your question:
To merge the Libraries
- open your iPhoto library at least once in iPhoto 9.4 to upgrade it. Quit iPhoto.
- Open your Aperture Library in Aperture.
- From Aperture's main menu bar use the command "File > Import > Library" and select your iPhoto.
- When prompted if you want to "merge" or "add" duplicate library items, select "merge".
I want to MERGE all my iphoto libraries into my Aperture library and then delete the Iphoto libraries.
- merge so I can see all photos at the same time in one Aperture library....not open separate library as you can do now from aperture
- then place all these as referenced photos on an external drive since I'm limited on space with 256G MacAir.
- Then, delete my Iphoto libraries once I have confidence that all were imported and relocated (making sure that Aperture is not just looking at them where they were in the Iphoto area I'm about to delete)
When merging iphoto library into aperture library, I do NOT get the options mentioned in the Aperture guide. (see snapshot below).
Looking for suggestions.
(see snapshot below).
That snapshot is missing. Please explain which options are missing.
if you are referring to the Aperture 3 User Manual, there are some sections that need updating.
For merging iPhoto Libraries see: