Syncing iPhoto libraries

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Long-time reader, first-time e-mailer, Cameron Powell, in response to a recent Playlist blog about synchronizing iTunes libraries, writes:

I like the idea of Syncopation for the iTunes library. I am looking for a similar product to accomplish the same task for my iPhoto library. Up to now, I have been copying my iPhoto library to my PowerBook from my iMac after a few months-worth of new photos have been added to my iMac. Any advice or work around for this?

At the risk of appearing to shirk my duties by referring you to another article, it’s only right and proper that I suggest you read Joe Kissell’s Sync Your iPhoto Libraries. Within this sterling article you’ll find Joe’s suggestion that you give Fat Cat Software’s $20 iPhoto Library Manager a try. Joe nicely describes how to put it to good use.

Since that article was written Apple has released iPhoto ’09, which, as you certainly recall, includes the Faces and Places features. iPhoto Library Manager’s creator Brian Webster has released a beta version of the application to deal with iPhoto ’09 and some of its new features. If you have the latest version of iPhoto you’ll want to read Brian’s post about this public beta. In it, among other things, he urges you to back up your iPhoto libraries (good advice regardless if you’re using iPhoto Library Manager or not).

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