Switch from Mac to PC/Windows 7: how do I move my iPhoto library on a PowerPC Mac to a Windows 7 PC?

I'm a Mac... soon to be a PC?  My Apple iBook G4 is in need of a replacement and I am thinking about switching to a Windows 7 laptop.  There is virtually no information online about switching from a Mac to PC.  Given all of MSFT's ads, I would have expected more help.

My main concern is transferring my photos easily without having to reorganize everything.  I currently use iPhoto and there is no version for the PC.  I would appreciate any tips help with this process.  Is there a good program similar to iPhoto that is recommended?

Any other tips or advice about switching in general would also be greatly appreciated.  

 

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Last updated April 27, 2019 Views 38,091 Applies to:
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After importing, will Windows Live Photo Gallery recognize the organizational structure that iPhoto had or will I have to create new folders and spend time re-organizing?
Unfortunately, you will have to spend some time reorganizing. If you had meta-data attached to the photos, Windows Live Photo Gallery will recognize it. If you currently have them organized in folders in OS X , it will make the organization process much easier by copying them to the Pictures folder in Windows 7 and they will be automatically populated in Photo Gallery.

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