Aperture and iPhoto

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mdhotel, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Mdhotel macrumors newbie

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    I decided to buy QNAP TS-251 with intention to have as my back up.
    How i can transfer both Libraries and keep the original names of the folders?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Are you using Managed libraries or by reference? If managed, then just drag the library to the NAS and everything will go there.

    By reference means that any change to the location of the originals outside of the app, i.e., move them in the Finder will break the association in the app.
     
  3. rhett7660, Mar 9, 2015
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    rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I would double check on if you can store your iPhoto library on the QNAP. I do have an older version, I know I can't use QNAP for iPhoto, I get the error of unsupported file format. Just double check to make sure you can.

    Most of the QNAP stuff is for the older version of iPhoto.

    However another alternative is to make sure the QNAP you are going to use supports the following and you might have to buy another piece of software...

    https://www.qnap.com/i/en/trade_teach/con_show.php?op=showone&cid=29
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I can't speak for iPhoto, but I've had my Aperture library on a NAS. I use the managed library setup but it worked, albeit very very slowly (wireless speeds are really slow compared to USB)
     
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  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Aperture I have been able to use also on my QNAP....... agreed very slow but it works.
     

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