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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerPhotos Help - Moving from iPhoto Library Manager to PowerPhotos
    how this works at Migrating iPhoto and Aperture libraries If you have already migrated some or all of your libraries before downloading PowerPhotos you can also select Add Library from the File menu to add any of your existing Photos libraries to the PowerPhotos library list Merging rebuilding or copying photos between your libraries Just as iPhoto Library Manager can copy and merge photos between iPhoto libraries PowerPhotos can be used to copy merge with Photos libraries Due to limitations in the new Photos app there are some pieces of data that iPLM could copy that PowerPhotos cannot You can read more about that in Copying limitations PowerPhotos also does not have a Rebuild Library command like iPhoto Library Manager did There is no way to copy photos directly between an iPhoto library and a Photos library You must first take the iPhoto library and migrate it to Photos then copy the photos from the migrated library to your other Photos library Registration PowerPhotos 1 x is being made available for free for all existing iPhoto Library Manager customers so you can just use your existing iPhoto Library Manager serial number in PowerPhotos to register your copy Read more about

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/Help/moving%20from%20iphoto%20library%20manager%20to%20powerphotos.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerPhotos Help - Removing a library
    to move the library to the trash you can hold down the option and shift keys and the Remove Library command will change to Delete Library instead This will both remove the library from the library list and move the library to the trash for you Note that you ll still need to empty the trash via the Finder or Dock in order to delete the library permanently By default

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/Help/removing%20a%20library.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerPhotos Help - Duplicating a library
    of two ways Choose the library you want to copy and choose the Duplicate Library command from the File menu You will be prompted to choose a location to store the new copy of the library PowerPhotos will copy the library and when it s done it will automatically appear in your library list Choose the library you want to copy and choose Reveal Library in Finder from the File menu You can then use the Finder to copy the library to the location you want the copy to be After it is done if you want to work with that library in PowerPhotos add it to your library list Note if you have unchecked the Copy items to the Photos library checkbox in the Advanced section of Photos preferences and have since imported photos into your library that refer to photos outside the Photos library any such photos will not be copied anywhere The duplicate copy of the library will simply refer to the same photos in the same locations If you re duplicating the library with the intention of transferring it to another machine the duplicate library will not be able to find any of the external photos

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/Help/duplicating%20a%20library.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerPhotos Help - Moving a library
    Finder Then use the Finder and move the library to the new location on the drive You will see PowerPhotos update the path for that library as soon as you bring its main window back to the front If you wish to move your library from one drive to another you will need to copy the folder to the new drive and then add the copied library to PowerPhotos list After you have opened up the newly copied library with Photos and confirmed that it displays correctly you can go ahead and delete the original copy of the library Another way to do this is to use PowerPhotos Duplicate Library command in the File menu to make a copy of the selected library on another drive If you try to move a library that is currently open in Photos or try to move the system library the Finder will put up a window saying it s preparing to move the library This window will remain open as long as the library is in use so you will need to quit Photos first if the library is open there in order for the move operation to proceed If the library is

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/Help/moving%20a%20library.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerPhotos Help - Renaming a library
    can control click on the library and select Rename Library from the contextual menu that pops up When you first add a library to PowerPhotos it will be given the same name as the library package has in the Finder The package name and the name in PowerPhotos are separate though so you can change one without having to change the other For example if you ve added a library that belongs to another user and that library is named simply Photos Library you can give it a different name in PowerPhotos such as Bob s Library without affecting the name of the actual library on disk If you want to also change the name of the library on disk just use the Reveal Library in Finder item in the File menu and edit the library s name using the Finder If a library shows up in red in the list it means that the package for that library does not exist on the disk e g it was moved or deleted or the disk the library resides on is not currently available If the library is kept on another disk insert or connect the disk and the library name

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/Help/renaming%20a%20library.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerPhotos Help - Accessing a Photos library on another Mac
    Apple s support site at Connect to shared computers and file servers on a network When you connect to the remote machine it s easiest to log in with your default admin username and password since that will let you access any hard drive on the machine and thus let you store your music anywhere you want on the machine Once you re connected you can open up PowerPhotos and set up your machine to use the remote library Note that Photos requires both read and write access to a library in order to open it even if you don t intend to actually make any changes so make sure you log in as a user that is able to modify the library If you have an Photos library set up on the remote machine that you want to use on your machine all you have to do is add the library from the network drive to PowerPhotos just like you would any other library either by clicking the Add Library button or by dragging the library into the library list Once the library shows up in PowerPhotos you can access it just like any other library When accessing this library the machine where the library is stored must be awake and available on the network and the other machine must be connected to that machine via file sharing otherwise Photos may display an error when you try to open the library PowerPhotos will automatically attempt to connect to the remote machine when you try to open the library The machine still must already be awake for this to work and you ll need to type in the appropriate username password to connect to the machine but this can save you from having to remember to connect to the machine

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/Help/accessing%20a%20photos%20library%20on%20another%20mac.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerPhotos Help - Opening a library
    just double click the library s icon in PowerPhotos and it will take care of quitting Photos changing the active library and then reopening Photos to display the library that you double clicked PowerPhotos keeps a separate copy of your Photos preferences for each of your libraries and will swap the preferences whenever it switches to a different library This allows you to have different settings in the Photos preferences

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/Help/opening%20a%20library.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerPhotos Help - About the System Photo Library
    Applications that offer to import into Photos will import into the system library The system library is also the only library that can be synced with your iCloud photo library To specify which library you want to be the system photo library open the library in Photos open the preferences window and click the Use as System Photo Library button Simply opening a library in Photos will not switch the

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/Help/about%20the%20system%20photo%20library.html (2016-04-25)
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