iPhoto and Virtual Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sgtbob, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. sgtbob macrumors regular


    Sep 10, 2008
    I use Fusion 2.0 to run Windows in a virtual machine on my iMac so that I can use my Legacy Genealogy program. Unfortunately, Legacy does not currently have an Apple program to do this.

    Could someone assist in describing how I would make an 'event' in iPhoto to be titled Genealogy, so that I can add all my genealogy photos. This 'event' would need to be copied (or somehow made available) to the Legacy package within my 'Virtual Machine/Windows/Legacy' to enable Legacy to find the photos. The online tutorial doesn't touch on this issue so how do I transfer this event or make it available to the Legacy program.

    Fusion 2.0 intimates that all files can be made 'visible' across the iMac and virtual Machine, but I have not been able to find how this is done.

    Would appreciate some help for this iMac 'noobie'.

    Bob :confused:
  2. kkat69 macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga

    Files, yes, and your iPhoto library can be made visible but Windows wouldn't know how to open it.

    iPhoto event is not a file, but a grouping. Kinda like a view in a database, it's not a physical table but a custom selection of both tables to create a 'virtual' table.

    You can create a folder/shared folder, and export the images in your event. That's the easiest way.

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