iPhoto Library Manager

Licence: Shareware ($19.95)
Version 4.1.2 | Release Date: 2013-12-17 | Download

Manual ordering of photos is now maintained when copying iPhoto 8 albums
Added a workaround for an iPhoto 9.5 bug where iPhoto would start refusing to import movie files during a long rebuild or merge
Corrected a few help pages that didn't get exported correctly
Fixed a crash that could occur trying to load a library when a user's hard drive is low on free space
Improved reliability of moving large numbers of duplicate photos to the trash
Fixed a bug where photos could not be moved to the trash in some iPhoto 8 libraries
Choosing "Merge without backup" after a failed backup no longer tries to back up the merge destination a second time
Fixed an issue where duplicate actions could not be applied if every single duplicate photo had an action assigned to it
Fixed a bug where key photos for copied events would not be restored properly

Version 3.6.3 | Release Date: 2010-12-22 | Download
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Version 3.5.7 | Release Date: 2010-01-22 | Download
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Version 3.5.4 | Release Date: 2009-09-16 | Download
  • Got rid of some harmless but annoying warning messages printed to the console in Snow Leopard
  • Fixed a bug where iPhoto Library Manager would crash for some users when copying photos on Snow Leopard
  • Fixed a problem where iPhoto Library Manager would not launch on a G3 Mac
Version 3.5.3 | Release Date: 2009-08-27 | Download
  • Fixed a bug where Places set using Applescript would not be copied correctly
  • Fixed a bug where some Places data would not be copied if the user had the "Look up Places" pref set to "Never" in iPhoto
  • Fixed a crasher that could occur when copying photos with certain characters in their filenames
Version 3.5.2 | Release Date: 2009-06-05 | Download

• Fixed a bug that could cause iPhoto to hang when copying an album contained within a folder of the same name
• Fixed a bug where original photos would not be copied from a library that was copied from a burned CD/DVD but had not yet been opened in iPhoto
• Newly created libraries no longer require being upgraded when first opened with iPhoto 8.0.3

Version 3.5.1 | Release Date: 2009-05-14 | Download

• Fixed a bug where places created using raw coordinates or a pin drop would not be copied
• Fixed a problem that could cause iPLM to crash on 10.3.9 systems with Quicktime 7.2 or later installed
• When copying hidden photos with iPhoto '09, the photos are now properly marked as hidden in the destination library

Version 3.5 | Release Date: 2009-05-05 | Download

• iPhoto Library Manager now creates its own log files and logs progress and error information as it copies photos (accessible from the Window menu)
• When using the "Import Photos" menu command, if the user selects an iPhoto library to import, we now perform a merge instead of treating the library like a plain folder
• Fixed a crash that could occur when copying photos on a PPC machine
• Fixed a bug where copying photos that were imported as aliases could result in an unneeded "modified" copy of the photo being created in the destination library
• A printable version of the help is now available at http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/iplm/Help/print/index.html
• Removed the preference setting for double clicking a library - double click now always opens the library in iPhoto, and a single click edits the library's name
• When the user clicks the Cancel button, we now present a dialog to verify that they do in fact want to cancel the operation
• Removed the preference for relaunching iPhoto during a merge. This pref was for working around a bug in iPhoto 6, so we now just relaunch automatically when merging with iPhoto 6.
• Photos that were published to a MobileMe gallery are now always included in the main library during a merge, and not just in the gallery itself
• Fixed a problem where movies and original versions of photos would not be copied for some users
• Tagged faces are now transferred along with photos that are copied/merged between libraries in iPhoto '09
• Places data is now copied along with photos when performing a copy or a merge in iPhoto '09
• Added a "selection" property to the Applescript dictionary so scripters can access the currently selected library

Version 3.4.5 | Release Date: 2009-02-16 | Download

• Fixed a bug that could result in iPhoto 6 or 7 crashing during the "Restoring photo attributes" phase of photo copying
• Fixed a bug where copying individual events using iPhoto '09 would not import any photos

Version 3.4.4 | Release Date: 2009-02-05 | Download

• Copying albums and merging now works with iPhoto '09. Note: Faces and Places data is NOT yet supported, nor are Facebook and Flickr albums - support for those will come in a future update
• A library's path now updates properly upon renaming when the library is on a non Mac formatted disk
We now suppress iPhoto asking about digital camera setup during photo copying, which could lead to errors occurring
• Fixed a bug where iPLM could hang after removing two libraries consecutively
Libraries created with the "New Library" command now work correctly when opened for the first time with iPhoto '09
• Fixed a bug where the "Rebuild Library" command would hang on the "Getting photo information" step
Fixed a bug that could cause a direct import to fail if iPhoto was already open before starting the import
• We now display a message when merging libraries with books, calendars, cards, or slideshows notifying the user that those items won't be merged.

Version 3.4.3 | Release Date: 2008-10-05 | Download

<li>Duplicate photos are now correctly added to copied albums in iPhoto 4.0.3</li>
<li>Fixed a problem that could cause copying/merging to fail with an error reading "Tried to create album in inactive library"</li>
<li>An extra "Events" album is no longer created when merging with iPhoto 7</li>
<li>"Extract Photos" command now copies video files along with photo files.</li>
<li> Fixed a problem where trying to copy the "Last Import" album would result in an error</li>

Version 3.4.1 | Release Date: 2008-04-10 | Download
  • Worked around an iPhoto quirk that could cause an Applescript error when photo sharing is turned on
  • When copying photos, if iPhoto has no path for a photo or a photo is missing from the library, we now log that info to the console
  • Fixed a bug where a copy would fail if the destination library did not yet have an iPhoto prefs file in it
  • We no longer highlight rolls/events when dragging files onto them, since it implied you could import photos directly into an existing roll/event
  • Fixed a bug where photos in the trash would still be copied when copying rolls/events
  • Expanding a folder will no longer "push" albums down into the "Web Galleries" section of the album list
  • Fixed an incompatibility with iPhoto2Gmail
Version 3.4 | Release Date: 2007-10-30 | Download
  • Now fully compatible with OS X 10.5 Leopard
  • Fixed a bug where some events' key photos would not be restored properly during a merge
  • Added Applescript accessors for several recently added preference settings
  • Fixed a bug that could cause iPhoto to hang when recreating folders during a merge in iPhoto 7
Version 3.3.3 | Release Date: 2007-10-01 | Download

- Fixed a problem that could cause an error to come up when merging with iPhoto 6
- Fixed an issue where iPhoto could write out its preferences during a merge/copy and trigger an error in iPLM

Version 3.3.2 | Release Date: 2007-09-26 | Download

- Updated for compatibility with iPhoto 7.1
- Fixed an issue where photo dates would not be copied correctly during a merge in some cases
- Events can now be copied by dragging them directly from the iPhoto window into iPhoto Library Manager
- The key photo for copied events is now set correctly in the destination library in all cases
- Fixed a problem where thumbnails for copied photos would reflect the original photo instead of the modified version
- Added a new option to copy hidden photos in iPhoto 7
- Added a new option to copy both the original and modified versions of RAW photos in iPhoto 7

Version 3.3 | Release Date: 2007-08-19 | Download

- Now fully compatible with iPhoto 7
- Album hierarchies are now preserved when copying (iPhoto 7 only)
- Events can now be sorted by date in the main window (iPhoto 7 only)
- Copying photocasts and web galleries between libraries now subscribes to the feed in the destination library
- Fixed a problem where forced Spotlight indexing would sometimes not successfully reindex the library
- The zoom button in the main window now sizes the window to fit the library and album lists

Version 3.2.5 | Release Date: 2007-03-22 | Download

- Added a new option to add existing copies of duplicates to albums when copying between libraries
- We now display how many rolls have been processed and how many are left while copying or merging
- Changed software update to use Sparkle framework
- Made some minor speed improvements in copying/merging
- The separate album containing the entire library's photos is no longer created when doing a library rebuild

Version 3.2.1 | Release Date: 2006-07-11 | Download
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