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iPhoto Library Manager
iPhoto Library Manager
4.1
iPhoto Library Manager free download for Mac

iPhoto Library Manager

Manage multiple iPhoto libraries and find duplicate photos.

iPhoto Library Manager overview

iPhoto Library Manager allows you to organize your photos among multiple iPhoto libraries, rather than having to store all of your photos in one giant library. You can browse the photos in all your libraries directly from iPhoto Library Manager, without having to open each library in iPhoto just to see its photos, and search across all your libraries to help track down a particular photo.

Features:
  • Multiple iPhoto libraries. iPhoto Library Manager lets easily create libraries to split up your collection, avoiding iPhoto slowdowns.
  • Smarter searching. iPhoto Library Manager lets you search for photos across one library or many. You don't even need to launch iPhoto.
  • Copy photos and metadata. Put everything in its right place by dragging and dropping images from library to library.
  • Nix the dupes. Need to identify and remove duplicate photos across multiple libraries? iPhoto Library Manager does it quickly and easily.
  • Merge libraries. Take entire libraries and merge them together into one, eliminating duplicates in the process.
  • FIx iPhoto corruption. Use iPhoto Library Manager to rebuild your library from scratch while retaining all your iPhoto organization and metadata.

What’s new in version 4.2.7

Updated on May 26 2017

Version 4.2.7:
  • Fixed a crash when calculating library sizes on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
View older iPhoto Library Manager updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

7 MB

Downloads

234111

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Apple iPhoto 8.1.2 or later
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Zicola
Zicola
Oct 8 2016
4.2.5
0.0
Oct 8 2016
0.0
Version: 4.2.5
Si vous voulez créer plusieurs bibliothèques, voir ici : https://support.apple.com/kb/PH15263?viewlocale=fr_FR&locale=fr_FR Et c'est gratuit
zaydon
zaydon
Nov 4 2015
4.2.2
5.0
Nov 4 2015
5.0
Version: 4.2.2
Just in case you missed it. A iPhotoLibraryManager license entitles you to a registered copy of PowerPhotos 1.1. Pretty awesome dev. I was able to merge three iPhoto libraries into one Photos library with PowerPhotos.
nory1
nory1
Sep 16 2015
4.2.1
0.0
Sep 16 2015
0.0
Version: 4.2.1
Will this app help me regularly sync my iPhoto libraries from one external drive to another? I moved iPhoto to an external drive to free up space on my Mac. I've also backed it up to another drive, so I have two copies of my libraries. I'm probably going to buy Library Manager anyway, because the features sound very useful, but I'm wondering if it will allow me to sync the files on the two drives, without having to back up the whole thing every time? I've never done this external drive stuff (other than my Time Machine backup), so I have no idea how it works :-\
Foulger
Foulger
May 10 2015
4.2.1
0.0
May 10 2015
0.0
Version: 4.2.1
Should this excellent application now be called Photos Library Manager or alternatively cater for both apps?
florisvermeulen
florisvermeulen
Apr 26 2015
4.2
5.0
Apr 26 2015
5.0
Version: 4.2
Dear all, my iPhoto library failed to load and it was six months since my last proper back-up (I know, bad habits) and I panicked. Someone recommended iPLM and I gave it a try. First repair efforts were not conclusive and I approached their customer service after checking the FAQ. The team very patiently led me through various steps to see what might be the issue and hey presto a few days later I have my library rebuilt with all 43,000+ photos available again in iPhoto. This is really easy to use software which is actually much more powerful than the simple user interface and straightforward menu options would indicate at first glance. Much kudos to the developers for providing a computing numb-nut like me with a tool that could save my precious family pics and fill the gaps that Apple has left in their software. Many thanks indeed.
Zicola
Zicola
Oct 3 2014
4.1.8
0.0
Oct 3 2014
0.0
Version: 4.1.8
Plantage à l'ouverture Version 4.1.8
wintermute
wintermute
Aug 4 2014
4.1.7
2.5
Aug 4 2014
2.5
Version: 4.1.7
Be VERY cautious with this software. I have found that its automatic duplicate matching does not work well. You can easily delete thousands of your photos and not realize it until it is too late. Even using it's most conservative "exact match" settings, it would still flag clearly different photos and movies as being identical and thus select some to be trashed. This tool may be okay for merging libraries, but do not trust its matching algorithms. Duplicate Annihilator seems to work much better at looking for actual duplicates, but it is trickier to use and much slower... but if you value your photos, better safe than sorry. And always back-up your libraries before using either of these tools.
MarcelP7213
MarcelP7213
Jul 29 2014
4.1.7
5.0
Jul 29 2014
5.0
Version: 4.1.7
I recently moved to a new Mac and from OSX 10.6 to 10.9. This meant moving to a new version of iPhoto too. I moved my iPhoto library across and although all the data seemed to be in the file I found lots of events and pictures missing in iPhoto. I tried rebuilding the library with iPhoto several times and even deleted and restored my whole library from a backup several times. None of this worked. I then found IPLM and used its rebuild tools - this worked really nicely and managed to restore all the data that was missing and gave me back my library as I expected it to look. I've not used the other features in IPLM yet, but based on this alone I recommend it highly!
Sigil
Sigil
Jul 8 2014
4.1.7
5.0
Jul 8 2014
5.0
Version: 4.1.7
My iPhoto library was very chaotic. I was so overwhelmed that I avoided using it. This app is a machete and a scalpel. I actually enjoyed organizing my photos This app simply completes iPhoto. I wasn't going to buy the most recent upgrade, but I decided that Brian is a developer worth supporting. He is earnest, accessible and polite.
RoseF2596
RoseF2596
Jun 16 2014
4.1.6
0.0
Jun 16 2014
0.0
Version: 4.1.6
I have an older version of iphoto library manager on an old computer (mac book pro) that I want to move to my new imac desktop. Do I need to buy another copy of ip library manager and if so will the iphotolibraries all appear in the new iphoto library manager? Will there be a conflicitng problem because of NEW versions of iphoto library manager? Another question is if I DO NOT want to continue to use the library manager on the new desk top than how do I retrieve all my photos back into iphoto as they are now all catalogued in iphoto library manager? Will I have to copy each library individually?
HeinrichM
HeinrichM
Dec 20 2013
4.1.3
4.5
Dec 20 2013
4.5
Version: 4.1.3
Lovely customer support. Very down to earth and helpful. The app itself is awesome, providing easy solution to my large (we are speakin about nearly 300gb) photo collection. No more use of iphoto for me. Lovin it!
thekeepmecom4914
thekeepmecom4914
Jul 31 2013
4.0.9
4.5
Jul 31 2013
4.5
Version: 4.0.9
After purchasing, I realized I didn't need to segment my iPhoto library and could run the whole thing off my external drive. When I contacted FatCat Software and explained my error, they immediately issued me a refund. That is truly great customer service!!!
robfol
robfol
Jun 25 2013
4.0.9
4.0
Jun 25 2013
4.0
Version: 4.0.9
Good app for iPhoto use and library management, would be perfect if it fully handled and De-Duplicated Aperture libraries. Puzzled that it does not as I thought both apps used the same library these days?
spamager
spamager
Mar 15 2013
4.0.5
5.0
Mar 15 2013
5.0
Version: 4.0.5
My situation: 280GB iPhoto Library with ~40K photos and movies sitting on my MBP. I use Backblaze online backup(but hadnt backed up in 4 weeks with lots of photos uploaded - not to mention the chunked up way you would need to download iPhoto components to restore - or pay the $189 fee to have files prepped and shipped - glad the feature is there but...), but my NAS solution at home was not so great and always had issues with Time Machine so no local backup. Well my 2.5 year MBP started having issues - got real sluggish, started doing funky things and then it crashed. Hard Drive corruption. after a bunch of steps to get it back up, still lots of hard drive errors that even after repair still issues. New SSD and a $20 CabletoGo SATA drive adapter (AWESOME and Great value BTW!) and I could get to my old drive which had the iPhoto Library on it. PROBLEM: because of disk corruption, there were parts of the library and pictures that couldn't be read and could fix with iPhoto - and therefore could not Copy the library to new drive! Not wanting to individually copy all the masters and recreate iPhoto for ~40K pictures, i scoured for a solution. voila - IPhoto Library Manager. This might sound corny, but this program saved my most valuables and time. I decided to split the one monolithic library up, and used iPLM to copy off the old iPhoto library into the new ones. Im 30K pictures through (IT is pretty quick relative to what its doing) and the added benefit is it has called out 14 of the photos it just couldn't read back from the disk[because of disk corruption], which will allow me to selectively grab those back from my cloud backup. Easy to use, lightweight and well worth it in this kind of situation.
Drdul
Drdul
Jan 3 2013
4.0.1
5.0
Jan 3 2013
5.0
Version: 4.0.1
FYI: The "iPod Folders" feature from version 3 is missing in version 4. I wrote the dev, who replied, "The iPod Folders feature is no longer present in iPhoto Library Manager 4, for the time being at least. We are looking into different (hopefully better) solutions for keeping photos from multiple libraries synced with an iPod or iOS device in the future though." Fortunately there is an easy solution if you want the iPod Folders feature in the meantime, until it's added back into version 4. Simply install version 3 of iPLM (see download link at top of MU listing) alongside version 4 (be sure to rename version 3 of the app to something like "iPhoto Library Manager 3" before dragging it into the Applications folder, or install it somewhere else). The two versions use a different naming convention for preference and cache files, so both versions can be used on the same Mac (if you upgraded from version 3 to version 4, your preference files from version 3 are still there). Just be sure not to run both versions at the same time -- quit version 3 before running version 4 and vice versa.
Drdul
Drdul
Dec 14 2012
4.0
5.0
Dec 14 2012
5.0
Version: 4.0
Version 4 of iPhoto Library Manager is great! It is particularly handy to be able to browse photos without having to launch iPhoto, especially as I can drag photos out of iPLM to the desktop or another app. For my purposes, the list view and search functions make it easier to find photos in iPLM than in iPhoto. Jumping from one library to another is fast and seamless. There's not much need to actually use iPhoto any more!
Midorosan
Midorosan
Dec 14 2012
4.0
1.5
Dec 14 2012
1.5
Version: 4.0
In the absence of any other method and because a rating is required I rated it just to post. My statement was very clear it does not work for me in Mountain Lion therefore I cannot rate it. I am trying to be objective no need for anyone to get all huffed up.
Midorosan
Midorosan
Sep 11 2012
3.8.3
1.5
Sep 11 2012
1.5
Version: 3.8.3
Does not work with mountain Lion
Drdul
Drdul
Jun 24 2012
3.8
5.0
Jun 24 2012
5.0
Version: 3.8
iPLM has once again proven to be an indispensable app. I sync some of my iPhoto libraries between Macs using Dropbox. I got a warning that my 50 GB Dropbox was 100% full, yet the Dropbox folder on my Mac was only showing 38 GB in size. It turns out the problem was my iPhoto libraries, which had been incrementally upgraded from older versions of iPhoto, and contained alias folders. Specifically, new versions of iPhoto store original versions of photos in a folder called Masters, whereas older versions stored them in a folder called Originals. An upgraded iPhoto library will contain an alias folder called Originals linking to the Masters folder. The problem is that Dropbox can't tell the difference between an alias folder and a real folder, so it uploads, syncs and stores images in both folders. A 7 GB library on my Mac became a 14 GB library in Dropbox. Fortunately, iPLM includes a function to rebuild an iPhoto library, which gave me a new library with all events, albums and keywords intact (but not smart albums, which were easy enough to recreate), and more importantly, without any alias folders. Now that 7 GB library only takes up 7 GB of space on Dropbox. Add in a few other libraries, and I now have a lot more space available in Dropbox. I was thinking I'd have to upgrade to the 100 GB Dropbox account, but with iPLM I avoided that and saved $100 a year.
Sccotaw
Sccotaw
May 19 2012
3.7.3
2.5
May 19 2012
2.5
Version: 3.7.3
While ILM is really good at what it does, there is a serious unadvertised deficiency with regard to working on Referenced libraries (photos not inside the library). If you use ILM to copy data to a new iPhoto library, it is NOT capable of creating Referenced data. So, if you have a Referenced iPhoto library & wish to split it up into smaller Referenced libraries, ILM will not do that for you. If you try to do it, the resulting libraries will actually be managed (photos inside the library). Their support has confirmed this behavior. This trait ought to be documented in the app write up so that people who are considering getting it for use on Referenced libraries realize that the product will not do what they likely want. I believe that the demo mode will only work on 5 photos, so not really enough draw your attention to the design flaw unless you specifically open the new iPhoto library package & examine in carefully (which is not something most of us would think to do).
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