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Want to merge many system photo library's together, what's the best way to do this? Thanks

Mac mini, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Mar 12, 2018 11:29 PM in response to Spill1970 In response to Spill1970

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Want to merge many system photo library's together, what's the best way to do this? Thanks

You do not have "many system libraries" as it is only possible to have one at a time -

To merge libraries Use iCloud Photo Library setting each one as the system library and letting it sync completely then setting the next one - at the end you will have one system library containing everything except your projects and if you are not using high Sierra you face identifications -- Notes on Merging Photos Libraries


There are other ways to sort of merge libraries but you lost a lot with any other way


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Mar 12, 2018 11:29 PM in response to Spill1970 In response to Spill1970

Spill1970 wrote:


Want to merge many system photo library's together, what's the best way to do this? Thanks

You do not have "many system libraries" as it is only possible to have one at a time -

To merge libraries Use iCloud Photo Library setting each one as the system library and letting it sync completely then setting the next one - at the end you will have one system library containing everything except your projects and if you are not using high Sierra you face identifications -- Notes on Merging Photos Libraries


There are other ways to sort of merge libraries but you lost a lot with any other way


LN

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Mar 13, 2018 11:37 AM in response to Spill1970 In response to Spill1970

yep you are correct merge many libraries, I don't really use the cloud so don't have the space.

You could sign up for more iCloud storage just for a month, so you can merge your libraries in iCloud. If you do not use iCloud, you will have to export your photos twice from your libraries, the edited versions and the originals and import them as separate items to the merged library. It will blow up the library size considerably.

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