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Share your iPhoto library with Aperture (or vice versa) Apps
I don't take a lot of photos, and don't use Aperture, but when I stumbled on this Apple tech note, I had a feeling that it might be useful to those who take a lot of pictures.

Apple explains how to use a "unified photo library with iPhoto and Aperture." Setting up the unified library isn't rocket science, but the document lists a number of limitations that are good to know about. If you use both programs, read this document to see how to share a library, and to see what you can and cannot do with each program.
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Share your iPhoto library with Aperture (or vice versa)
Authored by: robogobo on Jun 28, '12 12:48:34AM

I'm going to wait and see what bugs turn up before doing this. In a way it's ideal, since I work with aperture but would like my wife and clients to be able to access Aperture libraries from within iPhoto. I don't trust it quite yet though.



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Share your iPhoto library with Aperture (or vice versa)
Authored by: Twocybers on Jul 03, '12 04:19:41AM

I have both an Aperture and iPhoto Library. About 65% of the images in my iPhoto library are identical to images in my Aperture library. I was assured by an Aperture expert AppleCare person when I merged the libraries I would be given a chance to prevent duplicates. That did not happen. Worse, for reasons other people at Apple Care did not understand, TimeMachine could not restore the old libraries. Fortunately I made a duplicate copy of both libraries before I attempted the merge.

Serious Advice - have both Libraries copies as discrete files before you begin the merge - do not depend on TimeMachine or a "cloud" backup. Cloud system often have size limits well below a typical Image library size.


Gordon
Atlanta, GA
USA



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Share your iPhoto library with Aperture (or vice versa)
Authored by: markustee on Jul 03, '12 10:04:56AM

Since Faces came out, and the inability to shut it off in iPhoto, I have not used iPhoto. I really don't need the irritation of Faces.



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