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Easy Way to Move iPhoto Library to a New Computer

iPhoto is part of Apple's iLife suite of integrated multimedia software. iPhoto is a photo editing and organizational program that permits you to store your photos in albums, create exciting slide shows as well as perform some basic retouching effects, for example red-eye reduction and re-sizing. iPhoto will generates a iPhoto Library folder or package which has imported photos and any albums you've added using iPhoto.

You can move your whole iPhoto library to a new computer if you're switching machines, to an external disk as a second copy, or to another location on your computer if you'd simply prefer to organize your hard drive differently. You can also easily Import Photos from iPhoto to iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S.

Copy iPhoto Library to a New Location

Step 1: Quit iPhoto App on your Mac

First, quit iPhoto if you have it open. To do this, click iPhoto > Quit iPhoto from the menu.

Step 2: Open the finder and Move iPhoto Library to a New Computer

You'll have to browse to your Library using the Finder. Open it up by clicking the Finder icon on your dock. Open your Pictures folder and select the iPhoto Library. You can:

1) Move a new location: Drag the iPhoto Library folder or package to its new location.

2) Move to a new computer: Connect your external hard disk that will display on Finder. Drag the iPhoto Library folder or package to external hard disk.

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Step 3: Now open iPhoto on your Mac. In the window that appears, select the library you want, and then click Choose. Next time you open iPhoto, you'll be asked to pick the location of the Library file you would like to use.

It's done to transfer library from iPhoto to a new computer, now if you change a new computer or a new hard drive, you can have the newest iPhoto library at any time.

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