Saturday, January 10, 2009

Iphoto 08 to Image File keyword manager (for MAC OS X)

IphotoToIPTC ver 1.0 for MAC OS X (10.4 or later)

This tool uses ExifTool to copy Iphoto 08 Keywords to original image file. Note that IphotoToIPTC is not compatible with previous versions of IPhoto !!!

  • ExifTool. You can download ExifTool for Mac OS at the url ExifTool Page
  • Java Virtual Machine.You need also a Java Virtual Machine installed on your MAC: Sun Java Home Page. Probably you have already a java VM installed on your MAC.
  • IphotoToIPTC (this tool). Download version 1.0 at IPhotoToIPTC Download Link
Please report any bug or suggestions.


Simply unzip in a MyFolder folder and from a shell type:

java -jar MyFolder/IPhotoToIPTC/Iphoto08ToIPTC_1.jar

or right click on the jar file and Open With Jar Launcher

When the java frame is open, open the Iphoto Library and enjoy it!!!

STEP 1: Install ExifTool and verify you have correctly installed a Java Virtual Machine

STEP 2: Launch the application

: Choose IPhoto Library

Step 4:
Customize your settings

Choose backup dir (not mandatory), year to process. The checkbox 'process only empty tags' is useful if you don't wont to process images already tagged (that you know have not been modified). Use it for a faster use.

If you like my tool please consider a donation !!!