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Merging iPhoto Libraries, the easy way
Authored by: tonyboy on Oct 17, '04 05:08:36PM

For the benefit of anyone else who might want to do this, here are a few notes:

1) You don't need to make a disk image in step 2. Just make a folder called "iPhoto Library". In step 5, use the "New image from folder" command to make a read-only or compressed disk image in a single step.

2) I was only able to get this to work using joshX's XML data. More specifically, in jiga's version, the two keys in the XML data need to be "ArchiveName" and "ArchivePath", respectively.

3) When saving the file in TextEdit, you need to make sure you save it as Plain Text, and not Rich (formatted) text. Use the UTF-8 encoding. If using BBEdit or some other tool, make sure you save as UTF-8.

4) If you need to store or transmit the finished disk image, you might be able to save considerable space by creating a compressed disk image. If you need to protect your data, you can apply encryption to the disk image as well. Don't forget the password!

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Merging iPhoto Libraries, the easy way
Authored by: brianboonstra on Oct 22, '04 10:39:32AM

I would not expect much in the way of compression: most people's libraries have all their pictures in already-compressed formats like JPEG, which of course do not compress much further.

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