Name: iPhoto Library Manager
Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: 10.6.8 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: Intel, 64-bit processor
Fixed a crash that could occur when entering a malformed registration code
Fixed a crash when using the "Show Event" contextual menu command on certain photos
Added a "Select in iPhoto" contextual menu item in the duplicate browser
Prevent iPhoto from showing an error window while importing photos, which can interrupt photo copying operations
Added "Event" as an option in the Show Subtitle menu when browsing duplicates
Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to trash duplicate photos in certain libraries with corrupt photo information
Fixed a crash that could occur when using the "Keep photos in any album" duplicate rule
Fixed an issue where the number of photos iPhoto failed to import would be reported incorrectly
We now display a better error message when trying to launch a version of iPhoto that's too old to run on the current OS
Fixed a problem where a rebuild could not be started if an entry already exists in the library list for the rebuilt library's location
Corrected an issue where events would not be sorted in the correct order for some libraries
iPhoto Library Manager allows you to organize your photos among multiple iPhoto libraries, rather than having to store all of your photos in one giant library. You can browse the photos in all your libraries directly from iPhoto Library Manager, without having to open each library in iPhoto just to see its photos, and search across all your libraries to help track down a particular photo.
iPLM also gives you the ability to copy your photos from one library to another, while keeping track of photo metadata that is normally lost when exporting from one library and importing into another. Titles, dates, descriptions, keywords, ratings, faces, and place information are all transferred along with the photos, ensuring that you keep all that information you spent hours entering into iPhoto. Event and albums are also reconstructed when copied, and both the edited and original copies of each photo are copied as well. You can split up a large library into multiple smaller libraries, merge entire libraries together into a big one, or rebuild a corrupt library that is causing iPhoto to hang or crash.
Since it can be easy to lose track of what photos are stored in which library, iPhoto Library Manager can analyze your libraries for duplicate photos, showing them to you side by side and letting you get rid of extra copies of photos that you no longer need. This duplicate analysis is also used when merging libraries and copying photos, to help prevent importing multiple copies of a photo into a library in the first place.