iPhoto, multiple users?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stevearm, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. stevearm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
    Hi all,

    Thinking about buying my first mac but I had one question...

    I have a professional photo library and a personal one. I'd like to use iPhoto as my photo viewing photo software, but I don't want to mix both sets together.

    Can anyone offer any tips on how to split them up? Is it even possiible?

    I guess I can just use two user accounts but Id rather not...

  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    iPhoto supports multiple photo libraries. If you hold the OPTION key on the keyboard while you click to launch iPhoto, it will ask you to pick which library you want to open (or give you the option to create a new one).
  3. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
    Fantastic, thanks for that. Very good to know.
  4. bjw408h macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2009
    iPhoto, multiple users with one NAS?

    Hello. I have a similar but opposite need. Am I able to use a network attached storage device, fully accessible by my Mac's through AFP as a fileshare, to house a single iPhoto library that is accessible and maintained by several people using a couple MacBooks?

    I seem to be able to only maintain a Library on a computer drive rather than a shared drive.

    thank you in advance
  5. DocNYz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2008
    East Coast, USA
    I have a similar situation/set of needs, and what I do is use iPhoto for my personal pictures, and Aperture for my professional shots (also since it clearly has many more options and flexibility than iPhoto) and is not that expensive.

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