How to use multiple libraries with Photos for OS X

If you take lots of photos, or you want to keep specific photos separate, you can set up and use multiple libraries.

Whether you want to break up an incredibly large library into more manageable parts, or you want to keep personal and professional pictures and videos separate, or iPhone vs. DSLR, or you want each family member to have their own library, you can easily set up and use them in Photos for OS X.

How to create a new library for Photos for OS X

  1. Hold down the Option key on your keyboard.
  2. Double-click on Photos.
  3. Click the Create New… button in the Choose Library window.
  4. Name your library.
  5. Click OK.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-step way from within Photos to migrate pictures and videos to the new library. So you’ll need to export the content you want to use in the new library, then import them back in once you’ve opened the new library.

How to switch between libraries in Photos for OS X

  1. Hold down the Option key on your keyboard.
  2. Double-click on Photos.
  3. Click on the name of the library you want to open.

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Source: iMore

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