PowerPhotos will help you merge libraries in Photos for OS X

If you've made the switch to OS X's new Photos, you may have been frustrated with your inability to merge your photo libraries. A recently-released Mac app, PowerPhotos from Fat Cat Software, seeks to fix this issue with its latest update. PowerPhotos 1.1 allows you to merge libraries, while also helping you weed out duplicate photos and more.

When merging libraries, PowerPhotos will bring over basic metadata, including descriptions, titles, dates, and keywords. However, the app cannot bring over Faces, reversible photo edits, or manually assigned locations. You can also copy individual photos between your libraries.

In addition to merging libraries, PowerPhotos helps you do more with Photos for OS X. You can build and manage multiple libraries, quickly search your photos, and migrate both iPhoto and Aperture libraries.

You can try PowerPhotos for free, and purchase the full version of the app for $29.95. Included in that price is a license for iPhoto Library Manager, a similar app from Fat Cat that is geared towards iPhoto.

Joseph Keller

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