iPhoto '08 sharing with iPhoto turned off?

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  1. rylin macrumors 6502

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    Hey,
    I've been googling around to figure out if there's any way to have the iPhoto sharing functionality of iPhoto '08 enabled when iPhoto isn't running - so far, no luck.

    While I *could* hack together a iPhoto/DPAP server, I'm stumped by the fact that I can't seem to find a way for OS X to share the photos without iPhoto running in the background.

    Anyone?
     
  2. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    Explain what you want to share to? Another user or another mac?
     
  3. rylin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sharing with another Mac, or an AppleTV e.t.c.
    I.e., iPhoto -> Preferences -> Sharing -> Share my photos.
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    As far as I can tell, iPhoto must be running. You can launch and hide; it will barely use any CPU cycles when sitting idle, though it will use some RAM.
     
  5. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    It may not be what you are after (I don't know Apple TV) but what about if you set up a new user on the remote mac for iPhoto & when you boot, hold option & tell it the directory is the one on the Mac you want to share.

    Any good?
     

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