After Updates, iPhoto and Aperture Now Share Libraries Natively

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After their update today, Apple's two photography applications -- iPhoto and Aperture -- can now share libraries with no import or export required. The Aperture update notes say that "Faces, Places, slideshows, albums and web sharing work across both applications". Users of both apps will no doubt be pleased.

Since the apps were introduced, self-contained photo libraries had to be exported and imported to move photo sets between them -- a lengthy process, particularly in libraries with tens of thousands of photos.

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Spitfire411 Avatar
112 months ago
Cool, it was just last night I was trying to figure if this was possble. I hate how they don't share the same templates for Photo Books and Slideshows etc. I usually import and edit my photos in Aperture but want to use a template/ theme in iPhoto. It's a pain. This will be nice.
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mrklaw Avatar
112 months ago
ooh, this is a big thing for me. Although I use lightroom because I got a free copy when I bought my camera, the lack of interaction between aperture/lightroom and iphoto was always frustrating. My family don't want to use aperture to browse events and albums, so I'm always having to keep the two in sync manually.

This might actually get me to switch to aperture, its that big a deal for me.
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mjsanders5uk Avatar
112 months ago
Now if we could share libraries across networks and computers....
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incoherent1 Avatar
112 months ago
Hopefully this also means a unified Photo Stream for both applications. It's silly to have to choose to use Photo Stream on one application or the other...
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zorinlynx Avatar
112 months ago
This is awesome!! I can use iPhoto when I just want to do a quick import and share (it's a much more lightweight application), and Aperture when I want to do more detailed editing of my photos.

This news almost makes up for the lack of a significant Mac Pro update today. :)
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