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iPhoto Buddy
iPhoto Buddy
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iPhoto Buddy free download for Mac

iPhoto Buddy

Version 1.3.8

Use multiple photo libraries with iPhoto.

iPhoto Buddy overview

iPhoto Buddy allows you to use more than one photo library with Apple's iPhoto as well as with its companion programs, iMovie and iDVD. The advantages of splitting your one huge photo library into multiple, smaller ones include improved iPhoto performance, increased flexibility in organizing your digital photo collection, and a consistency with most other Mac applications that allow their respective data to be store in as many files (documents) as you like.

iPhoto Buddy uses a simple, streamlined interface that was inspired by iPhoto itself. Anyone that has used iPhoto will immediately feel right at home using iPhoto Buddy. It truly is a companion application--a real buddy!

What’s new in version 1.3.8

Updated on Nov 05 2013

Version 1.3.8:
  • Corrected a bug that caused the iPhoto Buddy Menu item in Buddy's Preferences to be disabled when running under OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
  • Addressed several minor cosmetic issues when running under OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
  • Other minor performance/compatibility improvements.

Information

License

Free

Size

17 MB

Developer’s website

http://www.iphotobuddy.com/

Downloads

103796

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
  • iPhoto 2.0 or later
  • Optional: iMovie 3.0 or later, iDVD 3.0 or later, iWeb 1.0 or later, Aperture 3.3 or later
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mike-219
mike-219
Mar 29 2017
1.3.8
5.0
Mar 29 2017
5.0
Version: 1.3.8
iPhoto Buddy is an essential part of my publishing business. Each issue of Practical Farm Ideas www.farmideas.co.uk has its own photo library. The magazine has been going for 25 years, 4 issues a year, so I have 100 libraries each named with vol and issue i.e. 25-4 (my latest issue). All the pics I take are in the right issue library and each is divided into events and pics rated, and the whole lot backed up on an external drive. My problem comes with forced upgrades of the OS. iPhoto worked fine and fast on Snow Leopard 10.6.8 but it is very slow since the computer repair people upgraded the OS to 10.9.4. Loading each library now takes an age and reports of Photo have been very mixed. I'd like to thank iPhoto Buddy for creating such a simple to use and effective program which has all I need. Can't be improved.
Fultonkbd
Fultonkbd
Dec 5 2014
1.3.8
5.0
Dec 5 2014
5.0
Version: 1.3.8
Great tool I wouldn't want to live without. I just downloaded the latest version for Mac OS Yosemite. I have donated a couple times over the years I have used this. If you use this tool definitely donate. The developer has keep it "Free" for years and regularly updates it.
f1-manchester
f1-manchester
Jun 13 2012
1.3.6
4.5
Jun 13 2012
4.5
Version: 1.3.6
I just found out about this program few days ago. I don't know how I have been living with out it. It's brilliant. Will be donating soon. Please keep up the good work.
docwong
docwong
May 18 2012
1.3.6
4.5
May 18 2012
4.5
Version: 1.3.6
I'd definitely rate this a 5/5!!! It does just what I want it to, organizing all of my photos and video clips! Man, what do you do with a TB of photos??? What a mess it was before! Now it's all good. And now with the updates, even better. Thanks Rick for sharing. I finally did my donation and you should too!!!
Studiodave56
Studiodave56
Feb 16 2012
1.3.6
5.0
Feb 16 2012
5.0
Version: 1.3.6
With the menu bar icon and the ability to switch on the fly while iPhoto is running I will find myself using this for a lot of things I want to keep separate. I only have 7,000 photos but deciding them up will make it nice. That is just the iPhoto part I haven't even started looking into the iMovie or iDVD part. Having it also work with iTunes would be very nice, hint, hint.
Neploleppard
Neploleppard
Aug 3 2011
1.3.6
0.0
Aug 3 2011
0.0
Version: 1.3.6
Honestly, I still have no idea why anyone is still commenting on how wonderful this app is. Either you don't know how to use your software, or you're a friend (obviously) of the developer. Way to go MacUpdate for not having filters! I've said it before, and I'll say it again... IPHOTO ALREADY HAS THIS BUILT IN!!! Don't clutter your hard drive with nonsense that does what your computer is made to do already. What's next? An app that lets me open a new window to chat in iChat?
ben-marko
ben-marko
Aug 2 2011
1.3.6
4.5
Aug 2 2011
4.5
Version: 1.3.6
Very nice, very stable. Much easier to use than iPhoto Library Manager, but that does have more features. I was looking for something very simple and scaled down, this fits the bill nicely.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Nov 27 2010
1.3.5
5.0
Nov 27 2010
5.0
Version: 1.3.5
Been using it for quite some time, still great :-)
Neploleppard
Neploleppard
Nov 26 2010
1.3.4
0.0
Nov 26 2010
0.0
Version: 1.3.4
... Press and hold the option key when starting up/opening iPhoto to activate this feature, it's already present in iPhoto. This application isn't necessary. iPhoto does it for you. It has for years. The 2011 version works the same, too.
Px9-855
Px9-855
Oct 24 2010
1.3.4
0.0
Oct 24 2010
0.0
Version: 1.3.4
Can someone confirm if this works for iPhoto from iLife '11? Thanks!
Morpher
Morpher
Sep 19 2010
1.3.4
5.0
Sep 19 2010
5.0
Version: 1.3.4
Great little utility -- I wouldn't be without it. I've used it for years with utter reliability. It gives me the ability to create and user individual iPhoto libraries for different categories of pictures -- I have about 30 covering professional and personal use. It is quick and easy to use. This is much safer than albums within a single database which is how iPhoto works. For me, one big database is risky. Damage or lose it and you've lost the lot. With multiple databases, any loss will be small.
anonymous-tapir-4683
anonymous-tapir-4683
Jan 20 2010
1.3.3
5.0
Jan 20 2010
5.0
Version: 1.3.3
Just when you think they've run out of ways to make this app even more awesome... Like many people, I've been using this for years and it is still one of my go-to apps. I've recommended it to other iPhoto users and my mom couldn't keep track of her photos without it. You are going to love the imspired addition of iPB menu. This is more than an addition really, it will change how you use both iPhoto & iPhotoBuddy entirely. I just installed the iPB update and it works flawlessly. (I'm running 10.5.8) Just launch the app, go to the prefs, click on the iPB Menu button and Enable the Menu and Enable at Login, click OK. There it is, whenever I need to get to a library. It streamlines your workflow because you don't have to launch iPB first, then iPhoto. Seems like the only time you need to actually launch iPB is when you need to add a new library. It uses very little system resources and doesn't seem to slow down my startup. Rick Neil is one of my heroes. He gave us a great app, supports it, improves it and only asks for donations. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Send this guy some money.
Yosemitesam
Yosemitesam
Oct 24 2009
1.3.3
5.0
Oct 24 2009
5.0
Version: 1.3.3
I've been using iPhoto Buddy since about Version 1.1 (at least 5 years). As an educator, web-rookie; designer; animator; (among the many hats I wear using digital photos), I use (or support others using) several versions of Mac OS X and of iPhoto/iLife. I encourage all my clients and students to use iPhoto Buddy. I am still in awe, with every iP update that Apple hasn't taken up this idea. Those of you who prefer to quit iPhoto, reopen holding the option key, and then browse for your other libraries each time you want to change -- more power to you, but I much prefer to have my list of libraries in one place from which I can relaunch the iPhoto library I need in one step. I have several different categories of photos -- Family shots; Professional photography; school yearbook client website photos; stop-motion animation libraries; to name a few. Moreover, without having to open each library, I iPhoto Buddy shows me exactly which albums, books, slideshows; how many "items" (pix & movies); which iPhoto version; etc., etc. Don't know how I'd function without iPhoto Buddy! Thank you for keeping it freeware. I encourage all to donate.
Vajra7
Vajra7
May 17 2009
1.3.2
5.0
May 17 2009
5.0
Version: 1.3.2
This free application worked so well for dividing up an overcrowded iPhoto Library that I donated. It's much easier than switching libraries via the built-in Mac way. The interface is well thought out and attractive, and the users manual is extensive. It's great!
k8jb
k8jb
May 14 2009
1.3.2
5.0
May 14 2009
5.0
Version: 1.3.2
I've been using iPhoto Buddy for several years now and I wouldn't want to try and manage all my photos without it! Some people may think this app is useless, and they're entitled to their opinion, but I think that this app rocks.
Guest
Guest
May 13 2009
1.3.2
0.0
May 13 2009
0.0
Version: 1.3.2
USELESS APPLICATION Just press the option key when opening iPhoto and create or choose different libraries.
zx
zx
May 13 2009
1.3.2
0.0
May 13 2009
0.0
Version: 1.3.2
The new Menu-Bar option is great...How about adding a thumbnail to visually identify you library from the Menu-Bar:) Thanks, zx
Brianrhyolite
Brianrhyolite
Mar 18 2009
1.3.1
0.0
Mar 18 2009
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
I am running Mac OS X 10.3.9, and I had a few thousand photos in a single iPhoto library. It was very slow. I found iPhoto Buddy a few months ago, and my iPhoto experience has been great since.
Doglover2113
Doglover2113
Feb 18 2009
1.3.1
5.0
Feb 18 2009
5.0
Version: 1.3.1
I have almost 2TB's of pictures that I have organized by year. iPhoto is not able to handle that magnitude of images. But iPhoto Buddy does great with it. I have my pictures organized by year. I don't know what I would do without this program. I recommend this to anyone that sees iPhoto getting slow due to large quantities of pictures. To top it all off the program is free and new updates keep coming out. how much better can it be? Writing this to thank the developers for keeping this program up to date and providing it for everyone to use.
Kevin-Leigh
Kevin-Leigh
Feb 10 2009
1.3.1
5.0
Feb 10 2009
5.0
Version: 1.3.1
The beauty of this programme is that is does what is says on the label. It's easy to use and allows me to access at a click various iPhoto albums on different drives. The programme is rock solid and prevents confusion as to which album is being opened at any time.
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