Sync photos and iPhoto

I still stubbornly use iPhoto (I migrated to El Capitan pictures first came out but I hated it) but pictures of the race is always there and almost corresponds to iPhoto. However, I found the pictures almost 1000 pictures less. Is it possible to synchronize them just in case I have to go to Photos a day?

Using OS X 10.11.2 on an iMac 21 inch late 2009

Thank you


Pictures takes your iPhoto library and it migrates into your photo library. Two of them use the same photos and are pointing to the same files on the disk at that time here.

Now, if you add for example photos in iPhoto, will not see, that's why the pictures less. All that done in iPhoto, after the migration will not appear in the Photos. There is no way to keep the two applications and libraries is synchronized.

You can however remove the photo library and use the iPhoto library to migrate again iPhoto to Photos. Then, this includes all the changes caused to the iPhoto library in the meantime and migrates them to Photos. BUT, if you have made changes with Photos (eg. added a few photos to Photos app instead of iPhoto) these things will be lost.

To ensure the safety of your photos, I generally recommend to make a backup before deleting libraries etc.

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