iPhoto Library Manager
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Manage multiple iPhoto libraries.   Shareware ($29.95)
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iPhoto Library Manager lets you organize your photos into multiple iPhoto libraries.

Separate your high school and college photos from your latest summer vacation pictures. Or keep some photo collections on your Mac and others on an external drive. Access only the photos you want, when you want them.

More libraries, more options
  • Smarter searching. iPhoto Library Manager lets you search for photos across one library or many. You don't even need to launch iPhoto.
  • Drag-and-drop support. Put
What's New
Version 4.1.5:
  • Fixed an issue where the duplicate browser would only display dotted outlines instead of the photo thumbnails
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to view a library from Aperture 2.x
  • Improved performance when drawing photos in the duplicate browser
  • We now display an error if the user tries to do a duplicate search in a library that cannot be found
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when creating a new duplicate rule
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when dragging a large number of photos to another library
  • Added code to try to prevent crashes that happen after moving iPLM while it's still running
  • Keyboard shortcuts in the duplicate browser now work properly
  • The number of duplicates reported as skipped during a merge is now calculated correctly when previewing a merge more than once
  • If a photo where all the faces have been removed is copied to another library, we now prevent iPhoto from rescanning that photo for faces in the new library
  • Text in list view is now vertically centered when increasing the row height
  • Added "Kind", "Place", and "Size" subtitle view options for duplicate browser
  • The "Show Subtitle" menu is no longer disabled when previewing a merge or rebuild
Version 4.1.5:
  • Fixed an issue where the duplicate browser would only display dotted outlines instead of the photo thumbnails
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to view a library from Aperture 2.x
  • Improved performance when drawing photos in the duplicate browser
  • We now display an error if the user tries to do a duplicate search in a library that more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Apple iPhoto 8.1.2 or later





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iPhoto Library Man... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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HeinrichM reviewed on 20 Dec 2013
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!
[Version 4.1.3]


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thekeepmecom4914 reviewed on 31 Jul 2013
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!!!
[Version 4.0.9]


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Robfol reviewed on 25 Jun 2013
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?
[Version 4.0.9]


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spamager reviewed on 15 Mar 2013
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.
[Version 4.0.5]


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Drdul commented on 03 Jan 2013
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.
[Version 4.0.1]

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Drdul replied on 03 Jan 2013
I forgot to mention that your version 4 serial number will work in version 3.
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Drdul reviewed on 14 Dec 2012
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!
[Version 4.0]


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Vitu commented on 13 Dec 2012
Time to update iLM's description text… it has lost a couple of annunciated features and gained a ton others.

Really looking forward to try this one out!
[Version 4.0]


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Midorosan reviewed on 13 Dec 2012
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.
[Version 4.0]


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Midorosan reviewed on 11 Sep 2012
Does not work with mountain Lion
[Version 3.8.3]

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Annie-Walker replied on 13 Dec 2012
► That's not a reason to give it a low star count. Use "comments" posting for these things. Very unfair to the developer(s) to give a low raking for this type of issue.
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sjk replied on 13 Dec 2012
The current posting methods seem to easily encourage leaving ratings with little or no supportive value. I'd prefer if the posting default was changed from "Write a Review" (with rating) to "Write a Comment" (without rating), more accurately reflecting what most of the product feedback here actually is. Or, maybe better, merge the separate choices of Review or Comment posting into simply "Write a Comment/Review" with rating being optional.
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Drdul commented on 24 Jun 2012
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.
[Version 3.8]

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GianMarco-Tavazzani replied on 14 Dec 2012
Yes, I also made this mistake before to discover that we can also choose 'comment' or troubleshooting' in the upper side of the window which opens by clicking 'Write a Review', and I do so now when it's embarrassing to consider what I need to say a proper 'review' with ratings.
For sure MacUpdate could find a better way to show together reviews, comments and troubleshootings as it was in the good old VersionTracker! ;-)
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Charldoug had trouble on 08 Jan 2010
Please can someone help me. I downloaded this application as I thought it looked really useful and I am sure it is. However it asked me to update my iPhoto software which I went on to do and then to create a library in IPhoto Library, now all my photos have been wiped out of my iPhoto Library and iPhoto is totally empty. Everything has gone, of course I do have it all backed up, however I had many albums and folders which I spent time creating and was using. Please help me.
[Version 3.5.6]

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Umijin replied on 19 Jan 2010
E-mail the developer!
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Shiny22 commented on 24 Oct 2010
Sounds like 1: you've created a new empty Library or 2: you've a corrupted library file. In either case your photos are most likely perfectly safe. Can't do much more without knowing what version of iPhoto you have, have you tried posting on the Apple site? http://discussions.apple.com/category.jspa?categoryID=143

Velcrodad rated on 16 Jan 2014

[Version 4.1.4]



Jigizen rated on 03 Dec 2013

[Version 4.1.1]



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AlexHughy rated on 01 Nov 2013

[Version 4.1.1]



Flyingrat rated on 06 Oct 2013

[Version 4.0.9]



angeld4032 rated on 03 Sep 2013

[Version 4.0.9]



fratrav rated on 04 May 2013

[Version 4.0.6]



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Peter_Van_Den_Einde rated on 16 Feb 2013

[Version 4.0.4]



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Thec13 rated on 13 Feb 2013

[Version 4.0.4]



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Priosantos-Jan rated on 07 Feb 2013

[Version 4.0.3]



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Old_guy rated on 08 Dec 2011

[Version 3.7.2]


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License:Shareware
Date:06 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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iPhoto Library Manager lets you organize your photos into multiple iPhoto libraries.

Separate your high school and college photos from your latest summer vacation pictures. Or keep some photo collections on your Mac and others on an external drive. Access only the photos you want, when you want them.

More libraries, more options
  • Smarter searching. iPhoto Library Manager lets you search for photos across one library or many. You don't even need to launch iPhoto.
  • Drag-and-drop support. 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.


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