I want to move some of my older photos from the library to an external hard drive as my disk is getting full. I do not want to export, delete and re-import the photos to keep face/keyword information. I also do not want to move the full library to the external hard drive as I like to have my more recent pictures stored locally.

Note that I still want to keep the pictures within the Photos library. I just want to move their physical location.

  • There is no built-in way to do what you want to do. There may be third party utilities that do this, though. But as Photos.app stands you can export them or open the package file and copy them manually and lose the naming and likely most of your metadata. – Steve Chambers Nov 20 '20 at 0:01

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