Importing media from iPhoto library (Mac OS only)
Learn how to import your media files from iPhoto library to Elements Organizer in Mac OS.

iPhoto is a software application for importing, organizing, editing, printing, and sharing digital photos in Mac OS.

Elements Organizer 11 supports importing photos from iPhoto '09 (versions 8.0 – 8.1.2) and iPhoto ’11 (versions 9.0 – 9.1.3). You cannot import photos from versions previous to iPhoto '09.

Import photos from iPhoto ‘09

Elements Organizer supports importing photos, along with their associated captions, tags, and ratings, from iPhoto '09. You also have the option to import information such as events and albums to maintain the organization of your library.

The albums imported are visible in the Albums folder and the events can be viewed in the Events view.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Import > From iPhoto.
    • Select File > Get Photos And Videos > From iPhoto.


    The iPhoto option is not displayed if iPhoto is not installed on your computer.

  2. (Optional) You can convert events in iPhoto to individual albums in Elements Organizer. In the Import From iPhoto dialog box, select Convert Events From iPhoto Into Albums.

    When you import an album and event with the same name, a single album is created and all associated photos are added to the album.

  3. (Optional) Select More options if you want to choose the events and albums for import. Select the events and albums you want to import.

  4. Click Import.

Import photos from iPhoto ‘11

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Import > From iPhoto.
    • Select File > Get Photos And Videos > From iPhoto.
  2. Click Import.

Change default location for imported photos

When you import photos from iphoto into Elements Organizer, a copy of each photo is placed in /Users/[Your User Name]/Pictures/Adobe/Organizer/[Catalog Name].

To change this location:

  1. Select Adobe Elements Organizer > Preferences > Files.

  2. Click Browse.

  3. Click Files.

  4. Click Browse and change the location.