6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2013 5:23 AM by léonie
Giraffelt Level 1 (0 points)

as the title says I want to move selected projects out of my iPhoto library to my Aperture library. the reason for doing this is so that the projects can then be included in an aperture smart album. is there a way to move them so that I preserve all changes I made to the images in the projects?

 

Larry


iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,930 points)

    As both apps can now open the same Library, why have two? Just merge them with Aperture.

     

    Other than that: open the iPhoto Library with Aperture. Select the projects you want to move and export them as an Aperture Library (it's an option in the Export menu) and then switch to the Aperture Library and import the one you exported, if you follow

  • léonie Level 10 (90,859 points)

    What versions of iPhoto and apperture do you have? If you have Aperture and iPhoto versions that have the unified library format (Aperture 3.3: Using a unified photo library with iPhoto and Aperture), you can export your projects from iPhoto as library and import them into Aperture as library.

     

    • Open your iPhoto Library in Aperture (Launch iPhoto and use the command "File > Open Library in Aperture")
    • Select the projects and albums you want to use in Aperture in the Library Inspector.
    • Use "File > Export > Items as new library"
    • Then use "File > Switch to Library" to open again your main Aperture library and use "File > Import > Library" to import the new exported partial iPhoto Library, to be able to use it in your curent Aperture library.

     

    You may need to update your iPhoto version to the latest version and to upgrade the iPhoto library by opening it once in iPhoto, to be able to do this.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Giraffelt Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the quick response.  It worked perfectly.

     

    I am on the latest versions of all software so this solved my problem. I am trying to reorganize my iPhoto and Apterture libraries (I do want to keep separate libraries but move things around).

     

    Larry

  • Giraffelt Level 1 (0 points)

    Terence,

     

    thanks for the response. I don't want to merge my libraries but rather reorganize whats in each.

     

    Larry

  • léonie Level 10 (90,859 points)

    You are welcome, Larry.

    Have a Happy New Year!

     

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 10 (90,859 points)

    Terence, could you please help with this thread, if you have time to look into it? iPhoto mistakes an iPhoto06 library for an Aperture library ...

    Error Message: Aperture library needs to be upgraded had blocked me from opening new iPhoto