using external hd + photostream for photo library

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by estockme, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    is this possible? to basically keep my photo library on an external hard drive, but when am out with my mba to use a secondary library that stays on the Air's ssd? And then photostream would sync all the recent stuff, but i'd just clear out the local hard drive every now and then and photostream would automatically sync up with (both libraries, including) my main photo library on the external?

    let me know if this doesn't make sense. it seems like it would be nice for solid state drives to have some temporary libraries for files that automatically sync up when connected to their local external hard drive, but would this be a workaround for iphoto? otherwise i might just switch to picasa.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2013

    You would have to save the pictures the external hard drive from a computer. And when you delete pictures from a photo library they are not erased from photo stream you have to delete them from photo stream as well
    Best of luck

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