iPhoto Buddy for Mac

iPhoto Buddy for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 55 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.8
  • Total Downloads:
    11,979
  • Date Added:
    November 23, 2014
  • File Size:
    17.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    50
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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iPhoto Buddy for Mac does a good job of integrating with iPhoto and providing the ability to work with multiple image libraries, something many Mac users will appreciate. While it solicits donations for long-term use, the program is available for free without any usage restrictions.

After a quick download, iPhoto Buddy for Mac installed into the Applications folder without any issues, although there was a donation request that needed to be dismissed. After starting the program for the first time, the user is shown a short tutorial page. Despite the application's basic purpose, the tutorial was very helpful and a nice touch for less experienced users. The interface is easy to navigate and mirrors the look and feel of iPhoto, itself. The main menu is small, but has clearly labeled buttons for adding and removing libraries. Users can also display and modify thumbnails and initiate iPhoto once the desired changes are made. The libraries create quickly and the integration with iPhoto was well thought out, and operated seamlessly. There is an option for placing password protection on libraries, too. Additionally, this application places a status menu in your menu bar, which provides instant access to your Libraries and data regardless of whether the main program is running or not.

For users who want to work with different iPhoto libraries, iPhoto Buddy for Mac integrates with iPhoto well, adding functionality to the Apple program.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"I could not see the benefit of the app for my work"

December 13, 2010  |  By qwst_eroot

 |  Version: iPhoto Buddy 1.3.5

Pros

I can't see any. As someone has already stated, I can do everything that the app supposes in iPhoto already.

Cons

I am running OSX 10.6.5 completely to date. This may be why I had so much trouble getting the application to go. I printed the manual to be sure that I was doing everything the way the program liked it. However, I could not get it function properly.

Summary

I would say that if you are operating with Snow Leopard and iLife/iWork 08 up, this app will not be easy to work with. Get out the iPhoto manual and you will find ways to do what it is that you are looking for.

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2 stars

"Didn't like it"

December 11, 2010  |  By R. Ashton

 |  Version: iPhoto Buddy 1.3.5

Pros

Didn't find any

Cons

Can make albums in iPhoto that does, essentially, the same thing.

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5 stars

"So easy to use."

December 11, 2010  |  By judyu_dotmac

 |  Version: iPhoto Buddy 1.3.5

Pros

It's nice to be able to quickly and easily go back and forth between all my iPhoto libraries. I keep it open all the time.

Cons

There isn't anything I don't like.

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5 stars

"Excellent for managing more than one iPhoto Library"

December 05, 2010  |  By Kerry Dawson

 |  Version: iPhoto Buddy 1.3.5

Pros

This is a very easy to use piece of software that quickly allows you to choose between different photo libraries.

Cons

I really can say nothing negative against this software

Summary

If you have 1000's upon 1000's of photos, you might want to break them up into smaller libraries. This software allows you to easily switch between libraries.

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5 stars

"simple to use and it works !"

October 15, 2010  |  By lukssi

 |  Version: iPhoto Buddy 1.3.4

Pros

gives the possibility to manage multiple libraries easily

Cons

none that I can think of right now

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5 stars

"Nice to have all my libraries available at a click."

October 12, 2010  |  By judyu_dotmac

 |  Version: iPhoto Buddy 1.3.4

Pros

I don't have to click through my many drives to find the iPhoto library I want. I can see them all in one window.

Cons

I haven't found anything.

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5 stars

"great photo library manager"

October 05, 2010  |  By Dave1944-

 |  Version: iPhoto Buddy 1.3.4

Pros

I have been using iPhoto Buddy for years. It has helped me group sets of photos, like my thousands of shots taken over a year in Australia, so I don't have one monster, slow-loading library, which iPhoto would have me do.
Plain and simple, it works.

Cons

What's not to like?

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5 stars

"Gives me many iPhoto libraries and manages faultlessly"

September 18, 2010  |  By marketyman

 |  Version: iPhoto Buddy 1.3.4

Pros

I work with photos both professionally and personally. iPhoto Buddy allows me to many different category libraries and access them individually. More libraries = safety. iiPhoto Buddy is totally reliable in my experience of many years of use.

Cons

Haven't struck a negative.

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5 stars

"Unbelievably Great App!"

October 24, 2009  |  By AuntiGramma

 |  Version: iPhoto Buddy 1.3.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been using iPhoto Buddy since about Version 1.1 (at least 5 years). As an educator, web-rookie; designer; animator; (among the many hats I wear using digital photos), I use (or support others using) several versions of Mac OS X and of iPhoto/iLife. I encourage all my clients and students to use iPhoto Buddy.
I am still in awe, with every iP update that Apple hasn't taken up this idea. Those of you who prefer to quit iPhoto, reopen holding the option key, and then browse for your other libraries each time you want to change -- more power to you, but I much prefer to have my list of libraries in one place from which I can relaunch the iPhoto library I need in one step. I have several different categories of photos -- Family shots; Professional photography; school yearbook client website photos; stop-motion animation libraries; to name a few.
Moreover, without having to open each library, I iPhoto Buddy shows me exactly which albums, books, slideshows; how many "items" (pix & movies); which iPhoto version; etc., etc.
Don't know how I'd function without iPhoto Buddy!
Thank you for keeping it freeware. I encourage all to donate.

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5 stars

"Wonderful Product"

May 16, 2009  |  By orlans108

 |  Version: iPhoto Buddy 1.3.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This free application worked so well for dividing up an overcrowded iPhoto Library that I donated.
It's much easier than switching libraries via the built-in Mac way. The interface is well thought out and attractive, and the users manual is extensive. It's great!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3.8

- Corrected a bug in that caused the iPhoto Buddy Menu item in Buddy's Preferences to be disabled when running under Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.x).
- Addressed several minor cosmetic issues under when running under Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.x).
General
Publisher Rick Neil
Publisher web site http://www.iphotobuddy.com/
Release Date November 23, 2014
Date Added November 23, 2014
Version 1.3.8
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh
Additional Requirements iPhoto 2.0 or higher
Download Information
File Size 17.34MB
File Name iPhoto_Buddy_138.dmg.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,979
Downloads Last Week 50
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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