Showing posts from June, 2015

Merge Your Photo Libraries by Playing System Photos Library Musical Chairs

I started using iPhoto when it was first released for Mac a dozen years ago.  It’s had a good run, but the new Photos app has been a welcome update.  One of my favorite things about the new app is that it is fast…like really fast.  It does all kinds of caching and memory management with iCloud to keep your library as nimble as possible.  Back in the day large libraries would really slow down your machine to the point of being unusable.  One of the strategies that I used with iPhoto on older machines was to break up my libraries.  Every few years I would create a new library, which seemed to speed things up for me.  I also kept different libraries on different machines and ended up just kind of collecting libraries over the years.  Long story short, I have several iPhoto libraries, but with the way things work now I really just want one big fat library for everything.  Currently there is no way to merge or import Photo libraries on your computer. However, you can upload everything from…