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iPhoto question

I took a ton of photos when I was in Jackson Hole, WY. All of these were placed on my laptop. From there I made a lot of edits in cropping, lighting, color adjustments, etc. My main iPhoto library is on my desktop at home.

How do I import the edited photos and associated originals to my desktop iPhoto library?

The only way I can see to do it now is import the originals and re-edit all of the photos. :( I know I can import one or the other (but that breaks the association I'm sure and can't revert it back. Or, I have copies of both--ugh.


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Feb. 25th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
I'm sure there is a network answer that you can find somewhere...but what I do is just drag and drop.

The most assured way to get them all is to create a folder on your laptop desktop and drag all of your photos into it. Then over the network, drag that folder to your desktop desktop and then import to iPhoto.

It's usually what I do. Sorry if this is the goofy way, it's almost always the fastest.

*smootch* You can always message me on AIM/iChat or Yahoo. I can help immensely. There's also an export feature that you can utilize that will export it from iPhoto to a folder of your choosing on a computer of your choosing. The options are endless.
Feb. 25th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
My iPhoto library recently got corrupted and no amount of rebuilding or re-thumbnailing would fix it, so I ended up having to just do a full re-import. (48 hours of a full import ;) )

Anyway, in that process, I swear I read about this question. I think if you export the photos on your laptop to a dvd, it will export it as an iPhoto container. (Depending on version) This can then be imported when you insert the DVD onto your desktop and it preserves the editing information you did.

I don't know if you can do this without burning it to a DVD.

Worth a shot I guess?
Feb. 25th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
You might try this:

On your laptop, open the hard disk folder, then look for your user name on the left. Open that folder, and look for the "Pictures" folder. Open that. In there should be an iPhoto icon folder labeled "iPhoto Library."

Temporarily rename that folder "iPhone Library 2" or some such. Either drag and drop it to your desktop computer, or burn a CD with it. Change the name of the folder back on your laptop.

The folder SHOULD open on your desktop, in iPhoto. I, however, have not tried this process.
Feb. 25th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
You may be able to drop to a shell on your laptop and find the associated files in Unix. I know that iPhoto keeps an original and a modified folder. Maybe a simple Unix tar will allow you to copy them over?
Feb. 25th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Oooh, let's see photos of the Hole.
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