How to Create New Photos Library in Photos App on Mac OS X 10.10.3

Apple has eventually released the long-awaited Photos app for Mac in the latest update—OS X 10.10.3. The all new Photos app for Mac is almost identical to iOS 8’s Photos app. You can see your photos or videos categorised as Years, Collections and Moments. With plenty of advanced editing tools and highly appreciable features to let you manage your photos like never before, the Photos app for Mac is every user’s wish.

The Photos app on Mac lets you to create a new library in order to help you manage your photos comfortably. There are some particular photos which you can keep separately to access them instantly. Many a time selecting a specific photo from album becomes a bit tedious task. That’s why, it’s better to have a separate library of photos. If you want to create a new photo library on your Mac running OS X 10.10.3, here is how you can do it.

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How to Create New Photos Library in Photos App on Mac OS X 10.10.3

How to Create A New Photos Library in Photos App on Mac OS X 10.10.3

Step #1. Close the Photos app, if it‘s opened.

Step #2. Hold the Option () key and click on the Photos app in the dock.

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Step #3. Next up, click on Create New.


Step #4. Now, you will need to give a name to your new photo library in the Save As field. If you want to change the location of this library, you can do so easily by adjusting the Where field.


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Step #5. After giving your photo library a name and placing it at your desired location, click onOK.

That’s it! You have successfully created a photo library. If you want to make more libraries, follow the above mentioned steps.

How to Switch Between Photo Libraries on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.3

You have created many photo libraries and want to switch from one to another instantly, how would you do that? It’s really simple to do that. Let’s find out!

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Step #1. Open the Pictures folder.

Step #2. Double click on the photo library which you’d like to use.


Alternately, you can:

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  • Hold the Option () key and click on the Photos app in the dock.
  • Click on Choose Library, after you have selected a listed library.

If your library isn’t listed, you can click on Other Library in order to find the library which is located somewhere else.

That’s done! It would be a lot better if more than one photo libraries were opened at a time as it could have allowed you to switch between them more conveniently.

Do you know any other ways of switching from one library to another instantly? If yes, do let us know.

Jignesh Padhiyar
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