Importing your iPhoto Library into Photos on the Mac

In this video we look at how you import your iPhone library into the Photos app on the Mac.

3 comments on Importing your iPhoto Library into Photos on the Mac

  1. There is another critical issue that prevents me from migrating from iPhoto 9.6.1 to even the latest Photos on either MacOS 10.12 Sierra or 10.13 High Sierra:
    Photos for Mac is tremendously disappointing, as Apple's new official Photos app seems to be more like iPhoto Lite, or iPhoto 2004. I have a lot of time and effort invested in organizing Events with titles that I wrote like highly abbreviated summaries. I also have alot of newspaper-style prose captions stored as metadata in the Comments pane for quite a few photos. I store this information, and more, for family members, volunteering for local civic organizations, events planning, and work projects.
    I am deeply concerned that migrating from iPhoto to Photos will ruin all that metadata and organization permanently. I have over 64,000 images in my iPhoto library, dating back to before the beginning of the first version of iPhoto. (I bought my first digital camera in November 2001.)

    I recently upgraded my iMac to MacOS 10.12 Sierra. So far, iPhoto is still working. I am aware that iPhoto is EOL'd, meaning Apple no longer supports it.

  2. What if your iPhoto library is not conveniently on the Mac that has Photos on it. You would need to somehow import the iPhoto library from a Mac on the network. Also video does not migrate. You touched on this regarding location data. How do you add location data?

    Apple seems to have screwed us with all this Photos vs iPhoto garbage, no? They assume that everyone will upgrade their OS on the same computer that has iPhoto and then we can follow the route you suggest.

    But some of us are more cautious and sandbox a computer to install a clean OS on the HD. There are many horror stories of people not getting through upgrades succecssfully.

    I'm just trying to figure how to get videos shot 8-10 years ago and put in Tiger/Snow Leopard iPhoto librariea to transfer to an iOS device.
    I know I can manually search the finder and find them a get it done. Just looking for a way through migrating iPhoto library.

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