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Just Press OPTION
Authored by: mrfoxxman on Feb 04, '09 08:39:28AM

You have always been able to do this (at least in the last several versions of iPhoto) simply by holding OPTION key down when launching iPhoto...it will allow you to create a new Library or choose an exisiting one.



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Just Press OPTION
Authored by: Watchful on Feb 04, '09 09:13:46AM

I was just about to say this... this has been true for a long time with the Option key. And in the previous version of iPhoto, libraries became double clickable (before that they were just seen as a folder by the Finder)... this is not new to iPhoto '09.



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Just Press OPTION
Authored by: critcol on Feb 04, '09 09:15:40AM

Yes, you could hold Option when opening iPhoto to manually choose a secondary iPhoto Library.

What this hint is saying is that in pre-iPhoto '09, if you were to double-click an iPhoto Library in the Finder, pre-iPhoto '09 would open the default iPhoto Library listed here: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iApps.plist.

In iPhoto '09, double-clicking an iPhoto Library will open the iPhoto Library that was double clicked, ignoring the default iPhoto Library.

This slight change makes it much easier to manage multiple iPhoto Libraries in the Finder rather than forcing the user to use a third-party app or forcing the user to hold OPTION and then hunt for their desired iPhoto Library.



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