Photos problem on iMac

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    Question Photos problem on iMac

    Hello Forum Members!

    I have an older iMac from 2007 using OSX 10

    After having a major crash (my iMac crashed during upgrading to El Capitan) and I managed to get it going again by loading a new copy from the ctrl+R option.

    My problem is... I tried to intergrate my photos from a backup and some came in from the cloud, but I now have 2 copies of the Photo Libary on my desktop and really wish to only have the one copy in my user location, how can I merge them together???

    Thank you in advance for any help!

    Steve

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    Photos can only point at one Library file at a time. Do you know which one is currently being used? Do you have duplicate photos across both libraries?
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    Yes I noticed that Photos can only access one lib at a time! and yes there are several photos doubled in the other Libs! I need to find a way to combine them all!

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    Sorry for the late response, but take a look at this thread :

    Help Me move Photos and videos to External Drive

    I realise that is mainly about moving Photos libraries to an external drive, but it does cover merging multiple libraries. It also mentions a third party app that may be of use to you:

    https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/
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