I am thinking, therefore to do the following steps:1) buy a new external drive.2) copy my i Photo Library over to the external drive and delete it from my internal.3) Open Aperture and relink the i Photo Library reference to the external copy.4) Consolidate masters. I am hoping consolidate just copies over the original files from the source library and that Aperture already as all my edits and adjustments from when I first referenced my i Photo Library.
In other words, it should be the same, just that now the master files (nearly all jpegs) are just situated within the Aperture Library instead of the i Photo one. that is, deleting the i Photo Library before relinking? (I thought if two i Photo Libraries existed, it may not allow me to relink to the external correctly).
i Photo Library Manager lets you merge libraries while weeding out duplicate photos in the process.
You will be shown a preview of what your merged library will look like before any modifications are done, to ensure your merged library looks how you want.
You’ll need to get used to the changes in Photos—and be prepared to change your approach to organizing your media—but Apple has worked to make the migration process as painless as possible.
The first time you launch Photos, it searches your system for i Photo and Aperture libraries.
), and was scared to mess with the library, so I imported it as a referenced library into Aperture.
If you have an existing library you want to split up into smaller libraries, you can copy photos by drag and drop from one library to another.If you wish to change this location later, just click the "Change location" button to do so.Duplicate Handling When merging libraries, i Photo Library Manager provides an option to only import a single copy of any photos which are duplicates and appear multiple times among the libraries being merged together.i Photo Library Manager will take care of retaining all the photos' metadata, such as keywords, ratings, faces, and so forth.It can be easy to have multiple copies of the same photo creep into your i Photo libraries.