Fat Cat Software

iPhoto Library Manager 3.6 released

I'm happy to announce that iPhoto Library Manager 3.6 is now available for download. The main enhancement in the new version is that photo copying is now supported with iPhoto 9 (a.k.a. iPhoto '11). Copying albums and events, merging libraries, and rebuilding a library can now all be done with iPhoto 9, and all the usual information such as ratings, keywords, faces, places, and more will be retained in the process. There are also a handful of other miscellaneous bug fixes thrown in as well.The update is free to all users, and if you have an earlier version installed already, the easiest way to update is by using the "Check For Updates" menu item within the program. Otherwise, you can download version 3.6 directly from the iPhoto Library Manager homepage.One aspect of the update which made it take a little longer is due to requests I've been getting from people who are either a) having trouble upgrading their iPhoto library from iPhoto 8 to iPhoto 9, or b) have upgraded to iPhoto 9, but would prefer to go back to using iPhoto 8 and would like to "downgrade" their library back to the older version.I wanted to support this via iPLM's "Rebuild Library" command, but doing so meant ensuring that photo metadata could not only be copied between libraries of the same version, but could also be translated from iPhoto 8 to iPhoto 9, and vice versa. Doing this took a little extra engineering time, but I was able to get it up and running, so those people who want to rebuild their library as a way of moving it from one version of iPhoto to another can use version 3.6 to do so, all while maintaining the library's photo metadata.So, go ahead and give the new version a spin, and if you have any problems or questions, please contact support@fatcatsoftware.comNote:For those getting the "-[NSCFDictionary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil key" error when copying events, I'm currently investigating the issue and will update when I find a fix. In the meantime, if you enable the "Use XML Info Only" option found in the Photo Copying section of the iPLM preferences window, that should allow you to copy events successfully.