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Editors' Review

by   / May 27, 2013

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3.9

Corrected an issue that caused the iPhoto Buddy Menu item in Buddy's Preferences to be disabled when running under Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.x).
Addressed several minor cosmetic issues when running under Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.x).
Other minor performance/compatibility improvements.


Publisher Rick Neil
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Release Date March 10, 2016
Date Added March 10, 2016
Version 1.3.9


Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements iPhoto 2.0 or higher

Download Information

File Size 27.54MB
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Total Downloads 15,999
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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