1. video in bothiPhoto was inexplicably crashy, pre-merge -- when I was creating the test Libraries. Otherwise the merge went as expected. All of the above metadata, including both "Current" and "Original" images and video were all imported. As expected the following data was lost:
2. edit of a few images (see if import both original and current)
3. comments, keywords (overlapping and distinct), titles
4. event comments
5. album comments
6. album name collision: smart and dumb
Smart albums (become dumb albums)In terms of metadata preservation this is significantly better than Aperture merger, but I've only tested on small Libraries. I expect to have some real world tests in a week or two.
Web galleries (these will be turned into photocasts in the merged library)
I am disappointed that Apple's never provide a Library merge tool
I am disappointed that Apple's never provide a Library merge tool as well. Vote to change this. Glaring and egregious oversight, easily remedied, too.
What about Faces and Places (or location)? Where these metadata merged successfully? I'm interested in any updated comparison for iPhoto '11. Thanks.
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