Can I share iPhoto pictures on different Log in Accounts?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mikebike125, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    I have set up three different accounts on my iMac. My Account, Kids Account, and a Guest Account. I have a large collection of photos in the iPhoto program in My Account and I would like the Kids account to be able to see the photos. Is there a way that the Kids account can see the content of iPhoto in My account? I looked around and couldn't see any settings that would allow me to do that.

    Does anyone know how to let this happen?? Thanks!!
     
  2. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

    Mr Kram

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    like itunes, i would suspect that you can move the iphoto library to a public folder.
     
  3. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    I found the Public folder in Finder under my name. The iPhoto application is in the Applications folder. I am not sure where (in Finder) the photos actually are and if they can even be moved. Do you know if Iphoto will have to be...... re-directed if the photos are moved so that it knows where they are?
     
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

    Mr Kram

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    the iphoto library is located under user/user name/pictures

    you can move the library, but do some research first. you may want to run a backup before you attempt this just in case the library gets corrupted.
     
  5. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm.... I always have the Time Machine Backup. I will see if there is any other information on the Apple site.
     
  6. curtisinoc, Jul 22, 2011
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    curtisinoc macrumors 6502

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    Have you found an answer to this? I'd also like to know.

    Can other users (on same computer) have access to all photos, including the way they're organized (i.e.: events, faces, etc . . .)??
     

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