6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2013 12:53 PM by léonie
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I boght Aperture and as I was installing it, I made the wrong choice when it asked me if I wanted to merge the iPhoto library with the Aperture library. I can't figure out how to do that after the fact. Do I need to reinstall Aperture?


Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iMac
Solved by léonie on Sep 26, 2012 9:59 AM Solved

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".

 

Good Luck

Léonie