How to from iphoto...

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  1. travism

    travism Active Member

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    Hey guys... This is probably a stooopid question but I wanna transfer my whole iphoto library to my new book. How do I do it?

    Thanks in advance!

    Hehehe

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  2. PatrickGaerlan

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    Just copy the iPhoto Library over to the new Mac. If you're using iPhoto '08, it'll be a single file (it's a package), for earlier iPhoto versions, it'll be a series of folders :)

    On the new Mac, if you put the iPhoto Library in your Pictures folder, iPhoto should find it automatically. If you're putting it somewhere else, just hold the option key down when you start iPhoto. You'll be asked where your iPhoto Library is, just point it to the correct location :)
     
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    Thanks Patrick... but I actually wanted to back it up with sum dvd-r's. I can't seem to drag it to toast.
     
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    If you have a .mac account you can use backup to copy your whole iphoto library including your albums to an external hard drive or a series of dvd-r.
     
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    Use a crossover lan cable and copy file via ftp like Cyberduck. I use that to move files between machines and my Xbox.
     
  6. PatrickGaerlan

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    is Toast set to burn a data DVD?
     
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    I am using Toastlite to backup my data,music and movies
     
  8. Mad Mac

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    I can burn folders containing data in Toast. Make sure you are not dragging aliases but the actual folders themselves.

    Rather than burn why not use wifi? Just activate File Sharing and/or ftp in the Sharing preferences pane. Then connect by using log-on information of the server Mac.
     
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    Thanks guys... I'll try to do the stuff you guys posted. I'm kinda intrested with my .mac account also. Hehe

    @Patrick: Yes, It's set to burn a data DVD.
     
  10. PatrickGaerlan

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    Weird. I'm using Toast 8.03 and iPhoto 7.1.1. My iPhoto Library is a single 41GB file and when I drop it into the Toast window from Finder, it automatically tells me that I need about 10 DVDs to archive it.
     
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    Hmmm... I'll try it again. Thanks!
     
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    Sounds just about right Patrick. Each dvdr should accommodate about 4.33gigs. Is that what you find weird? I didn't know Toast can split sessions for large files. I like to learn more about it.
     
  13. PatrickGaerlan

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    @Mac Mac, I actually meant that it was the fact that travism couldn't drag his iPhoto library into Toast that I found weird (in his post above mine). I didn't bother quoting his post, sorry for the confusion :)

    Yup, Toast 8 can span huge files across multiple discs. Toast will do it automatically when in Data Disc mode. I'm not sure if this is also true with older versions of Toast.
     
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    Tried to drag my library to Toast but I still can't... Can someone refresh my mind on how to hook up 2 macs via firewire again? Hehehe I'm hoping to get my 15 inch MBP from the ynzal sale tom! Yehey! Thanks guys...

    Cheers
     
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    Hi guys,

    Am in a similar situation as Travism was before but have a different concern.

    I got a new book and want to transfer my old iPhoto library that was backed and stored in an external HD. Can't seem to drag & drop into the new iPhoto since there is no folder. Its just the iPhoto icon in the Pictures folder. Btw, my new book is running on Leopard.

    If I try to use the import function, will it still retain the albums that I have made in my previous iPhoto lib?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  16. PatrickGaerlan

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    Drag the backup of your iPhoto Library (still a folder, because it's from an old version of iPhoto) into the Pictures folder. If you don't have any pictures in the iPhoto Library that's existing in your new Mac, go ahead and delete it. Now, hold the option key down while you start iPhoto. You'll be asked if you want to load a new library, just point it to the backup that you just copied into your Pictures folder. iPhoto will automatically convert it to the new format, complete with albums.
     
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    Hi Patrick!

    I already have pics in my new library but since it is less than 2 gigs I will do as you have recommended.

    This shifting to a new 'book made me feel like a newbie again. Hehe. Haven't really explored the power of Leopard since am busy with work.

    Thanks for the help.
     

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