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  • Fat Cat Software - iPhoto Library Manager Help - Stalling during a long operation
    and iPhoto Library Manager will not be able to continue on to import the next event s worth of photos Unfortunately there is no way to either prevent these windows from coming up in the first place or to dismiss them automatically If you see such a window displayed by iPhoto simply dismiss the error window and that should get the photo copying process moving again iPhoto stalls while importing photos iPhoto will occasionally have a problem where it will stall midway through importing a batch of photos In this case the Importing Photos screen is visible in the iPhoto window but the progress bar indicating how many photos have been imported stops moving forward Clicking the Stop Import button has no effect and if you tell iPhoto to quit it refuses saying that there is still an import in progress The only option in this case is to force quit iPhoto iPhoto hangs and is totally unresponsive As with many programs iPhoto will occasionally hang completely and stop responding to mouse clicks or other input displaying the infamous spinning rainbow cursor The only thing to do in this case is to force quit iPhoto Force quitting iPhoto In the cases above where force quitting iPhoto is necessary you can do so by pressing command option escape which will bring up the Force Quit window Select iPhoto in the list of applications and then click the Force Quit button to perform the force quit If you do this in the middle of an iPhoto Library Manager operation iPLM will see that iPhoto has quit and automatically relaunch it then continue on with the rest of the copying operation If iPhoto was importing an event worth of photos at the time that event s photos and or their metadata will likely

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  • Fat Cat Software - iPhoto Library Manager Help - The installed version of iPhoto is not compatible with the installed version of OS X
    up to date just in case you should need to revert or retry any of the steps here Click the Finder icon in the dock to bring it to the front then select the Applications folder or press command shift a Look for iPhoto in the list of applications if it is indeed an incompatible version it will likely have a circle with a slash through it displayed over the app s icon Drag iPhoto from the Applications folder to the trash Emptying the trash isn t necessary but you can do so if you need to clear up some free space Select App Store from the Apple menu in the upper left corner of the screen Click on the Purchases tab iPhoto should appear in the list of apps shown there with an Install button next to it Click Install to install the latest version of iPhoto from the app store If you ve installed OS X 10 10 3 with the new Photos app that will have also removed the iPhoto icon from your dock If you wish to restore it after iPhoto has finished installing drag the iPhoto icon from the Applications folder to the dock to add it back in There are a few obstacles you may encounter when following these steps Reinstalling will only work if your Mac shipped with iPhoto 9 0 or later or you purchased iPhoto 9 0 or later from the Mac App Store If your Mac came with an earlier version of iPhoto there is no way to download the latest version of iPhoto from the app store Your only options in this case are to revert to an earlier version of OS X that supports your version of iPhoto or switch over to using the new Photos app if

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  • Fat Cat Software - iPhoto Library Manager Help - Support
    making sure your problem can be diagnosed quickly and correctly The following information will automatically be included with your request The version of iPhoto Library Manager you have installed The version of iPhoto you have installed The version of OS X you have installed Your iPhoto Library Manager preferences file Your iPhoto preferences file Additionally if you are experiencing a problem that involves iPhoto crashing or iPhoto Library Manager crashing

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    a single library There are a few differences Since photos from multiple libraries are being displayed together no album moment list is displayed at all so the photos take up the entire content area of the window In grid view you can tell which library each photo belongs to by going to the View menu and choosing Library from the Show Subtitle menu there That will display the name of each photo s library underneath that photo In list view you can select Library from the Show Columns submenu in the View menu to display an extra column that shows the name of each photo s library Sorting by the Library column is also a good way to separate each library s photos when viewing them in list view Browsing tips and tricks Here are a few tips and tricks to help efficiently find the photos you re looking for in your libraries Your library s moments are listed in the Moments group in the album list The moments will be listed in the same date order they re sorted in the library in Photos itself Photos marked as hidden in Photos will still be displayed when viewing a custom album that contains the hidden photo but not in the main Photos album that displays all the library s photos Hidden photos will not be visible at all when viewing the system photo library in PowerPhotos PowerPhotos remembers the view settings separately for each library This includes things like the position of the zoom slider what subtitles are shown under photos what columns are shown in list view and so forth Once you have things set up the way you like to view a particular library those changes will stick so you don t have to constantly reconfigure things if you want to view two libraries with different setups Large Photos libraries can sometimes take a little while to fully load in the photo browser A progress spinner will appear in the toolbar indicating when a library is currently being reloaded Photos does cache its results once a library is loaded though so after it s been loaded once viewing it subsequently will be much faster Of course if the you make any changes to the library it will then need to be reloaded from scratch the next time it s selected PowerPhotos cannot reload the contents of a library while that library is still open in Photos itself If you think you re not seeing the latest changes to a particular library in PowerPhotos first try quitting Photos if the library is still open there PowerPhotos should see that Photos has quit and automatically reload the library You can also force a refresh by control clicking on the library in PowerPhotos and selecting Refresh from the menu that pops up If you have iCloud photo library enabled with the Optimize Storage option enabled only the photos that have been fully downloaded to your Mac will appear when viewing that library in PowerPhotos Find Duplicates overview Using the Find Duplicates feature in PowerPhotos consists of three main steps 1 Searching for duplicates The first step is to tell PowerPhotos what libraries you would like to search for duplicate photos and how you would like it to compare photos to determine whether they are duplicates or not You can read about this step in Starting the duplicate finding process Once you start the duplicate finding process PowerPhotos will perform an analysis of your photos and try to determine which photos are duplicates of each other The result of the analysis is a list of duplicate groups Each duplicate group contains two or more photos which have been identified as duplicates of one another These groups will be shown to you in PowerPhotos duplicate browser 2 Choosing keepers Next PowerPhotos will choose a keeper from each duplicate group You can customize how keepers are chosen from each duplicate group by choosing a duplicate rule which will look at various attributes of the duplicate photos and choose one of them based on those attributes A bunch of built in duplicate rules are included with PowerPhotos or you can create your own custom duplicate rule You can read about this step in Choosing keepers with duplicate rules 3 Performing actions Typically the keeper will be the instance of the photo you want to keep around and you will perform actions on the rest of the photos in the group This allows you to mark the duplicate photos with a keyword or collect them into an album to make them easier to delete from your library You can read about this step in Performing actions on duplicate photos Starting the duplicate finding process To begin finding duplicate photos in your Photos libraries either click the Find Duplicates button in the toolbar or select Find Duplicates from the Library menu This will present you with a view to set up your duplicate finding There are two areas you need to set up to begin your duplicate search What to search The Find Duplicates command can search one or more Photos libraries at once looking for duplicate photos To search a library drag it from the library list on the left into the area labelled Choose Libraries to Search To remove a library click the X next to its name You also have the option to exclude certain photos from being included in the search Click the Exclusions button and you will be given the option to skip looking at photos that are either already in the PowerPhotos keepers or PowerPhotos nonkeepers albums e g if you performed a previous duplicate search already are marked as hidden or already have the keyword named duplicate assigned to them in Photos How to compare photos PowerPhotos has two methods that you can use to compare photos to each other and determine whether they are duplicates Exact match compares the image files directly and identifies any which are byte for byte duplicates of each other Whenever you edit a photo in Photos Photos will leave the original copy of the photo untouched and create a separate modified version to perform the edits on Since each photo can potentially have both an original and a modified version you can choose which of the two versions you d like PowerPhotos to compare Compare original photo will compare the unedited originals You may get duplicate matches even where the two photos appear different in Photos but both copies came from the same original Compare current photo will only match photos that have both been edited in the same way or where neither has been edited at all so that the current version of the photo is identical Match on filename date in addition to exact matches PowerPhotos can also match photos based on their filename and date This can be useful in cases where you have two copies of a photo that are slightly different e g one has been resaved in a different format has been scaled down or other minor changes As long as both the filename and the photo s date are still the same then having this option enabled will identify such photos as being duplicates This will also take into account minor variations in the filename e g IMG 0001 JPG will match things like IMG 0001 2 JPG and IMG 0001 copy jpg Note that there can be some cases where there are two photos that look the same visually to the human eye but are not actually identical e g if one copy is a scaled down version of the other Since they are not 100 identical though the Exact match option won t identify them as duplicates The filename date search can help find these sometimes but if either one of those pieces of information has also been changed then there s no easy way left for PowerPhotos to tell that the two photos look the same Once you ve set up your search click the blue Find Duplicates button in the upper right corner of the window and PowerPhotos will begin analyzing your libraries for duplicate photos Browsing your duplicates Once PowerPhotos has determined which photos are duplicates it will display those duplicates to you so you can see what it has found Your duplicate groups are displayed in a grid with each group separated from the others Just like when browsing a regular library you can zoom in and out on the photos select an individual photo to see its attributes in the information pane and so forth If your duplicate rules have successfully chosen keepers and applied actions to your duplicates those actions will be represented by icons displayed above each photo in the duplicate browser The following icons can appear there indicates the photo has been chosen as the keeper for that duplicate group indicates the photo will be added to the PowerPhotos Duplicates album in your library indicates the photo will be assigned the duplicate keyword The zoom slider in the lower right corner of the window can increase or decrease the size of the duplicates being displayed Since some groups can contain more photos than will fit horizontally in the box for that group some groups may have a small scrollbar appear along the bottom allowing you to scroll left and right to see all the photos in that group To view the full size version of a photo either double click it or select it and press the space bar The View Log button will display information logged by PowerPhotos during the duplicate analysis This lets you see in more detail the paths of the photos that were identified as duplicates which photos have been marked as keepers and what actions have been applied to which photos Choosing keepers with duplicate rules PowerPhotos uses a rule based system to choose a keeper from each group of duplicate photos The keeper will typically be the one photo that you want to keep around with the rest of the duplicates getting moved to the trash or having some other action performed on them You can choose from several built in duplicate rules using the pop up menu down at the bottom of the window Once a rule has been chosen from the pop up menu PowerPhotos will evaluate all the duplicate groups based on that rule In the duplicate browser you will see a checkmark above whichever photo from each group has been chosen as the keeper The built in duplicate rules include Keep the most recently modified duplicate compares the modification dates of the duplicate photos and will choose whichever one is the most recently modified This rule is useful if you re using the Analyze original photos option but would prefer to keep edited versions of photos over the unedited versions Keep duplicates from default library this rule is useful if you are searching more than one library at a time If two duplicates are found in different libraries this rule will keep whichever duplicate is in your default Photos library rather than the other copies of that photos that are in your other libraries If your duplicate search does not include your default library you should make a copy of this rule and customize it to specify which library s photos you would like to keep Keep duplicate with best metadata compares several criteria of each photo including the number of faces that have been identified in the photo keywords that have been assigned to the photo whether the photo has been assigned to a geographic location and whether the photo has been given a custom title Photos that contain more of this metadata will be chosen over other photos that don t have this metadata assigned to them If you have different copies of a particular photo and you ve done more face identification keyword tagging and so forth on some photos than others then this rule can be helpful to choose the photo that you ve done the most work on Keep the largest duplicate compares the file size of each duplicate photo and keeps whichever one is the largest This is useful if you have some duplicates that have been scaled down from the original so you can keep the largest copy and get rid of the smaller ones Editing rules The built in rules are a good start but since everybody s photo collection is unique you may need to create a custom duplicate rule to choose keepers according to what makes the most sense for your own photos To create a custom rule click the rules pop up menu and select Edit Rules from the bottom of the menu This will present you with the following window You can view but not edit the built in rules to see how they are implemented To create your own rule click the gear button in the upper right and select New Rule from the menu that appears If you d like a rule similar to one of the built in rules select that rule from the pop up menu then click the gear button and select Duplicate Rule to make a copy of that built in rule You can specify a name for your new rule by typing it in the Name field Each duplicate rule is made up of one or more criteria that you d like to use to compare the photos in each duplicate group By evaluating these criteria one or more photos from the group will be chosen as the keeper from that group The criteria available to compare include the photos rating modification date size format and much more See the Criteria Details section for more information Because in many cases the duplicate photos will also have identical values for many of these attributes you can specify multiple criteria to evaluate the photos by If the first criteria is identical for some or all the photos in the group the evaluation will then proceed to the second criteria and so on until they have all been evaluated How rules are evaluated In the example above we have three photos that have been identified as duplicates by PowerPhotos and the four criteria from the rule displayed above that were specified to evaluate the duplicate photos The first criteria says to choose whichever photo has a custom title However none of the photos have a custom title set so this criteria does not choose any photos and evaluation continues to the next criteria The second criteria says to prefer whichever photo has the newest modification date Two of the photos have been edited and have the same modification date but the photo in MacBook Library has an older modification date So this criteria narrows down the group from three photos to just the ones from Photos Library and iMac Library and then evaluation continues to the next criteria The third criteria says to prefer a photo that came from the library Photos Library over photos from other libraries One of the two remaining photos is from the iMac Library so that photo is marked by this criteria as the chosen photo Since we have now narrowed down the group to a single photo the fourth criteria is not needed and is skipped The photo from iMac Library is selected as the keeper and will appear with a checkmark over it in the duplicate browser Single vs multiple keepers By default only a single photo is marked as a keeper from each duplicate group If your duplicate rule does not narrow things down to just a single photo then PowerPhotos will pick one of the remaining photos for you as the keeper However if you uncheck the Always choose only a single keeper checkbox then all the photos that make it to the end of criteria evaluation will be marked as keepers For example let s say you have a duplicate group with two photos from Library A and two photos from Library B and that you have a duplicate rule set up with a single criteria that says Library is Library A Both photos from Library B will be eliminated by the criteria leaving just the two photos from Library A If Always choose only a single keeper is checked then PowerPhotos will only mark one of the two photos from Library A as a keeper if it is unchecked then both photos from library A are marked as keepers Criteria details The following is a list of the criteria that can be used in duplicate rules to select photos from among a set of duplicates Library chooses based on what library they belong to If you are searching across multiple libraries for duplicates this criteria can be useful if you prefer to take actions on photos from one library over another library File size chooses either the smallest or largest file in the duplicate group Note that for edited photos this will use the size of the modified version of the photo and not the original Description if you have entered custom descriptions in Photos for your photos this criteria lets you choose duplicates based on the length of that description text Photos with no description are treated as having a length of zero i e they will always have the shortest description of named faces chooses according to the number of faces that have been assigned names in Photos Faces that have been located by Photos but not assigned a name are ignored of keywords chooses according to how many keywords have been assigned to each photo Modification date chooses based on the date each photo was last edited Date chooses based on the date the photo was taken Format allows you to prefer one format of photo over another For example if you have some photos for which you have both a RAW and a JPG version you can opt to always choose the RAW over the JPG Album chooses photos based on whether they belong to one of the albums in the Photos library This can be used in cases where you have some duplicate photos but one instance of the photo has been added to an album and you want to make not to remove the copy of the photo that has been added to an album Place chooses photos according to whether they have a geographic location assigned to them in Photos Title chooses based on whether the photo has been given a custom title or not Photos assigns a default title to each photo base on the photo s filename e g IMG 0001 but if you have typed in your own titles for some photos this can help preserve the photos that have those custom titles Hidden chooses based on whether a photo has been hidden in Photos Performing actions on duplicate photos Once your duplicate rule has decided which photos are keepers you can specify one or more actions that you d like to perform on the photos in the duplicate group You can specify one type of action to be taken on the keeper photos and another action to be taken on the nonkeeper photos The most common configuration will be to collect the nonkeepers to a new album and take no action on the keepers but you can customize this to take different actions on both kinds of photos Selecting a new action from one of the pop up menus at the bottom of the window will update the duplicate browser to show what action will be taken on each photo You can also control click on a photo to manually assign an action The available action types are Add to Album this will add the photo to a newly created album in the Photos library If you have this action selected for nonkeepers PowerPhotos will create an album named PowerPhotos nonkeepers in the library and add the nonkeeper photos to that album Similarly it will create a PowerPhotos keepers albums and add the keepers to that album if you have the action selected for keepers as well Assign Keyword adds a keyword named duplicate to the photo This will allow you to see which photos are marked as duplicates by looking at their keywords use the search field in Photos to find photos marked with the duplicate keyword or set up a smart album that shows photos marked with that keyword No changes will actually be made to your library until you click the Apply button in PowerPhotos while browsing your duplicate photos This allows you to experiment with different rules and actions and see the results before committing to actually making any changes to the library Changing duplicate actions manually While duplicate rules provide a very flexible way to decide which duplicate photos to keep and get rid of sometimes you may still want to make some decisions yourself rather than leaving everything up to the automated rules You can do this by clicking on the small arrow that appears in the lower right hand corner of a particular photo when you move the mouse over it or control clicking anywhere on the photo This will display a menu showing the list of actions that you can assign to the photo Choosing one of the actions will assign that action to the photo replacing any existing action that was assigned to it by a duplicate rule If you don t want any action taken on a particular photo just choose the Clear Action menu item instead The Mark as Keeper menu item can be used to change which photo is marked as the keeper denoted by a checkmark above the photo When you change a group s keeper photo the default actions you ve chosen for keepers and nonkeepers will automatically be assigned to the photos in the duplicate group based on your new keeper choice Each action can also be assigned to a photo via a keyboard shortcut as listed below If you use the arrow keys to navigate through the photos in the duplicate browser you can use this in conjunction with the keyboard shorctuts to customize your duplicate actions without ever using the mouse Keyboard shortcuts K Assign Keyword A Add to Album delete Clear Action return Mark as Keeper Deleting your duplicate photos Photos does not provide a mechanism for PowerPhotos to directly delete the duplicate photos that it has found so the final step of deletion must be performed manually After letting PowerPhotos apply its actions to your duplicate photos open the library in Photos Finding the duplicate photos differs depending on which action you told PowerPhotos to apply Add to Album Switch to the Albums view in Photos by clicking Albums at the top of the window or selecting View Albums from the menu bar Look for an album named PowerPhotos nonkeepers and double click that album to open it and view the photos Assign Keyword Click in the search field in Photos and type in the word duplicate After waiting for the search to finish the menu that appears should contain a result for the term duplicate labelled Keyword underneath Select that result and that will show you all the photos that have been marked with the duplicate keyword Then to delete the photos Select the photos you would like to delete command A will select all the photos currently being shown Control click one of the photos and select Delete N Photos from the menu that pops up do not select Remove from Album as that will only remove the photos from the album not delete them from the library as a whole This will remove the photos from the library but the photos themselves will not be deleted from your hard drive for 30 days this is a safety feature provided by Photos to allow undoing accidental deletions If you need to free the disk space used by these photos right away open the Recently Deleted album where you can manually delete some or all of the photos from the library permanently Duplicate tips and tricks Here are a few tips and tricks that might be helpful when using PowerPhotos to deal with duplicate photos in your libraries Make sure to try out the various duplicate detection options to see which settings work best for your particular photo collection For instance if you are having some photos which you think should be identified as duplicates but aren t try enabling the Also compare filename date option This is more inclusive and will identify photos that are not byte for byte matches of each other Duplicate rules can be very helpful in eliminating the laborious work of going through all the found duplicates and picking which one s you want to take action on Some common examples include If you re looking through multiple libraries for duplicates and would prefer to keep duplicates in a particular one of the libraries make a Belongs to library rule that will mark photos from that library as keepers If you want to trash photos from the other libraries set the Nonkeeper action to Move to Trash If you have multiple copies of photos but have added more metadata to some copies than others e g by assigning keywords identifying faces etc use a rule based on the metadata that you have assigned to choose the better photos For example you could use the of faces rule criteria to prefer the photos that you ve identified faces for over those that you haven t Nothing will actually be done to your photos until you click the Apply button when browsing through them so you can experiment as much as you like with different rules and options If you d like to compare two different sets of rules settings to each other you can option click the Find Duplicates button in the toolbar to bring up a second Find Duplicates item in the library list You can give different settings to the two and quickly go back and forth between the two to see how they differ If you can t get everything you want it a single Find Duplicates operation you can try making multiple passes with different options chosen on each pass through In such a scenario if you use the Assign Duplicate keyword action on an initial pass on the second pass you can check the box to ignore photos with the duplicate keyword assigned to them That will let you whittle the set of duplicates down on each successive pass Copying albums and moments When keeping your photos separated in multiple libraries you sometimes need to copy a set of photos from one library to another With Photos the only way to do this is to manually export the photos from one library switch over to your other library and then manually import them into that library PowerPhotos provides a way to copy photos directly from one library to another in one step while retaining photo metadata such as keywords dates favorites titles and descriptions To copy albums or moments to another library select them in PowerPhotos then drag them them onto the library you would like to copy them to PowerPhotos will first collect the information about those photos from the source library and then import those photos into the destination library and restore all the photo information as it was before If you drag more than one album at once and a photo belongs to more than one of those albums the photo will only be imported once but will be added to all the appropriate newly created albums in the destination library Note that you cannot drag albums from Photos itself into PowerPhotos you must drag the albums from PowerPhotos own window in order to perform a copy Also only regular albums and folders can be copied as is between libraries Copying a smart album to another library will copy all the photos in that smart album but a regular album will be created in the destination library containing those photos rather than a smart album Copying keepsake items like calendars books and slideshows between libraries is not supported All copied photos will automatically be sorted into moments by Photos based on their dates and locations Unregistered users are limited to only copying albums moments totalling no more than 20 photos Log files Whenever you perform any operation that alters a Photos library such as finding duplicates copying photos or merging libraries PowerPhotos will create a log file containing basic information about what s going on as the copying takes place You can access these log files by selecting Show Logs from the Window menu In the folder that is revealed you will see a separate log file for each copy operation that you ve done using PowerPhotos The name of each log file consists of the date and time that the operation began followed by a brief description of the operation e g 2009 04 09 093421 Merge Hawaii Florida into Vacation log The files will open by default in the Console application when you double click them but they are just plain text files and can be opened in any other program that can read text files such as TextEdit or Microsoft Word Log files that are older than thirty days will automatically be cleaned up by PowerPhotos so that your logs folder doesn t accumulate new log files forever Copying individual photos In addition to copying albums or moments you can also drag individual photos from the PowerPhotos image browser and drop them on another library in your library list to copy the photos and their metadata over No albums will be recreated when doing this but the photos will be automatically organized into moments by Photos based on their date and location To ensure that the extra photo information such as titles descriptions keywords dates and favorites will come over you should drag the photos from PowerPhotos image browser and not from a Finder window or some other program that lets you drag files If you drag from somewhere else they will be treated as regular photos and the extra information associated with them will not be brought into the destination library It is also not possible to drag photos from the Photos app and drop them onto a library in PowerPhotos to copy them Importing new photos into a library In addition to copying photos from another Photos library you can also import new photos directly into one of your Photos libraries by dragging the photos from the Finder and dropping them onto a library in the PowerPhotos window PowerPhotos will automatically open up the library they were dropped onto and import the photos in Photos for you Unlike when copying directly from another library there will be no additional metadata such as ratings keywords etc for PowerPhotos to copy across though Photos will still recognize information embedded in the photos such as the date it was taken This does still have the advantage of being more convenient than opening the library manually plus you can still take advantage of PowerPhotos duplicate detection system when importing photos this way Merging libraries PowerPhotos allows you to merge the contents of multiple libraries together into one while preserving all your albums moments and photo metadata To begin a merge click the Merge Libraries toolbar button or select Merge Libraries from the Library menu This will present you with the following view for setting up your merge There are four main parts to setting up your merge 1 Choose Source Libraries To specify one or more libraries whose contents you would like to merge into another library drag the libraries from the library list on the left and drop them onto the area labelled Choose Source Libraries 2 Choose Destination Library Then you must specify what Photos library you want to receive all the photos and other content you re merging You can either drag one of your existing libraries to where it says Drop destination library here or if you wish to start a brand new library instead click the Merge into a new empty library button You will then be prompted to choose a name and location on your hard drive to store the new library If you wish to change this location later just click the Change location button to do so 3 Duplicate Handling When merging libraries PowerPhotos provides an option to only import a single copy of any duplicate photos that occur multiple times among the libraries being merged together If the Eliminate duplicates while merging checkbox is off then all photos will be imported regardless of whether they are duplicates Similar to when using the Find Duplicates command you can specify a list of criteria for PowerPhotos to use when deciding which photo from a group of duplicate photos should be kept You can read more about how these criteria work in the duplicate rules chapter of the manual Note that unlike when using Find Duplicates you do not specify an actions e g adding to an album assigning a keyword etc when merging PowerPhotos is simply using the rules to choose a single photo to import from each group of duplicate photos You can read more about how this works in the Handling Duplicates When Copying section of the manual You are also given some options to customize how PowerPhotos determines that two photos are duplicates of one another You can read more about these in the Choosing keepers with duplicate rules section When merging into an existing Photos library if a group of duplicate photos contains one photo that is already in the destination library that photo will always be the one to be kept rather than a photo from any of the source libraries being merged The reason for this is because there is not a reliable way to replace an existing photo with a different one in Photos including making sure that photo appears in the correct place in albums keepsake items web galleries and other various aspects of the library structure The best way around this limitation is to merge into a new library rather than an existing library 4 Options Some other options are configurable when setting up your merge Combine contents of albums with same name This option determines what to do if an album with a particular name is present in more than one library that s being merged For example say you re merging two libraries that both have an album named Vacation If this option is checked then a single Vacation album will be created in the merged library with the combined contents of the two original Vacation albums If unchecked then each Vacation album will be copied separately resulting in two albums in the merged library Copy the main Photos album from each source library Each Photos library has a special Photos album at the top of the album list which shows every photo in the library If this option is enabled then PowerPhotos will create an additional album in the merged library that contains all the photos from the source library So for example if you re merging two libraries named 2009 and 2010 then your merged library will have two new albums named Photos from 2009 and Photos from 2010 with each album containing all the photos from the 2009 and 2010 libraries respectively Show Preview By default PowerPhotos will show you a preview of what the merged library will look like before it starts the actual merging process You can disable this preview if you want PowerPhotos to automatically proceed to performing the merge without needing to approve it manually Copy unedited original vs Copy edited JPGs Specifies whether to copy the current edited version of

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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerPhotos Help - Creating a new library
    New Library or select New Library from the File menu You will be prompted to choose a name and location for the new library When the library is first created it will initially be empty with no photos To open your newly created library double click on it and PowerPhotos will open the library in Photos for you Moving from iPhoto Library Manager to PowerPhotos Adding an existing library About

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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerPhotos Help - Adding an existing library
    Spotlight for any libraries that are not already in your library list You can select one or more libraries from the list it displays and then click Add to add those libraries to your library list Spotlight is not able to search some drives such as network drives or other drives excluded from Spotlight indexing If a library you want to add does not appear in the search results click

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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerPhotos Help - Searching for photos
    By default all supported attributes are searched for the text you typed in This includes the photo s title filename description keywords faces place and the names of the albums event to which the photo belongs Once you ve started a search a search scope bar will appear at the top of the photo browser You can narrow your search to look at just a single attribute e g faces

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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerPhotos Help - Starting the duplicate finding process
    e g if you performed a previous duplicate search already are marked as hidden or already have the keyword named duplicate assigned to them in Photos How to compare photos PowerPhotos has two methods that you can use to compare photos to each other and determine whether they are duplicates Exact match compares the image files directly and identifies any which are byte for byte duplicates of each other Whenever you edit a photo in Photos Photos will leave the original copy of the photo untouched and create a separate modified version to perform the edits on Since each photo can potentially have both an original and a modified version you can choose which of the two versions you d like PowerPhotos to compare Compare original photo will compare the unedited originals You may get duplicate matches even where the two photos appear different in Photos but both copies came from the same original Compare current photo will only match photos that have both been edited in the same way or where neither has been edited at all so that the current version of the photo is identical Match on filename date in addition to exact matches PowerPhotos can also match photos based on their filename and date This can be useful in cases where you have two copies of a photo that are slightly different e g one has been resaved in a different format has been scaled down or other minor changes As long as both the filename and the photo s date are still the same then having this option enabled will identify such photos as being duplicates This will also take into account minor variations in the filename e g IMG 0001 JPG will match things like IMG 0001 2 JPG and IMG 0001 copy jpg

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/Help/starting%20the%20duplicate%20finding%20process.html (2016-04-25)
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