How to Move From Picasa to iPhoto

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How to Move From Picasa to iPhoto
Use Picasa and iPhoto together to maximise the strengths of both programs. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Google's image organisation and editing program Picasa makes it easy for Intel-based Mac users to manipulate photos and share them with friends via e-mail, social networking sites and even printed books. Functionality to import photos from Apple's iPhoto application is a simple one-step process, but moving photos from Picasa to iPhoto is slightly more involved. Due to the way Picasa handles edits, photos are best duplicated by being exported to a folder before being imported into iPhoto.

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  1. 1

    Open Picasa by double-clicking its icon in the Applications folder or clicking its Dock icon.

  2. 2

    Select the photo or photos you would like to share with iPhoto.

  3. 3

    Select "Export Picture to Folder..." from the File menu, and choose an export location by clicking the "Browse" button.

  4. 4

    Click "Export" to save the photo or photos to the desired folder.

  5. 5

    Drag that folder from the Finder onto the iPhoto icon on your Dock. iPhoto will automatically open, and the folder will be imported as an "Event."

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