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iPhoto Library Manager to PowerPhotos transition FAQ

What are the system requirements for PowerPhotos?

PowerPhotos requires OS X 10.10.3 (Yosemite) or later. The new Photos app comes built-in with that version of OS X.

If I already have a license for iPhoto Library Manager 4, do I have to pay to upgrade to PowerPhotos?

PowerPhotos is free for all iPhoto Library Manager 4 customers, so no paid upgrade is necessary.

Do I need to get a new serial number to register my copy of PowerPhotos?

No new serial number is required. Simply enter your existing iPLM 4 serial number into the PowerPhotos registration window, and you should be all set.

What about new purchases of iPLM 4 and PowerPhotos?

You have two choices if you are making a new purchase. Buying iPLM 4 for $29.95 will give you a serial number you can use with both iPLM and PowerPhotos. Or, if you don't use iPhoto at all, you can buy PowerPhotos alone for $19.95.

What if I have a license for iPLM 3, but never upgraded to version 4?

You can use your iPLM 3 serial number to receive the upgrade price of $14.95 on our web store. This will give you an iPLM 4 license that can also be used with PowerPhotos.

I've lost track of my serial number. How do I retrieve it so I can register PowerPhotos?

Visit our lost license page and enter the e-mail address you used to originally purchase iPLM. You will be sent an e-mail that includes your serial number.

Once I have PowerPhotos installed, what's the easiest way to migrate my existing iPhoto libraries over to the new Photos app?

Open PowerPhotos and choose File > Migrate iPhoto Libraries. The migration assistant will list your iPhoto libraries and assist you in migrating them all over to Photos.

How do iPhoto Library Manager and PowerPhotos differ in features?

Here is an overview of the differences between the two programs:


iPhoto Library Manager

PowerPhotos

Manage multiple libraries

Yes

Yes

Browse and view metadata

Yes

Yes

View and reveal full size photos

Yes

Yes

Search across multiple libraries

Yes

Yes

Find duplicate photos

Yes

Yes

Merge libraries

Yes

No

Copy photos between libraries

Yes

No

Rebuild corrupt libraries

Yes

No

Migrate iPhoto libraries

No

Yes

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