iPhoto question

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  1. rhett7660 macrumors G4

    rhett7660

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    I haven't done this yet so I want to make sure.

    For the wife she wants to use iPhoto. I am planning on putting the folder on the server so we can both access it. However if I want to pull a photo into photoshop or any other application how easy is it to pull the raw file from iPhoto? Does iPhoto put the files in folders etc?

    Thanks
     
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  3. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Nice indeed I never knew how to do this - thanks! :D
     
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    I've tried using iPhoto over a network (with the library stored on a NAS drive) and it was painfully slow using 802.11g. Unless you have a wired shared drive or a very small library, you might not be happy with the result. Good luck!!
     
  6. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    I have a hard wired network throughout my house. No wireless. The library is rather large. This is one issue I am going to be testing. So far it is working with any problems. Of course if do any heavy editing I will open in photoshop and then save locally before I do any of the editing.

    So far it isn't to bad when doing some of the basic editing within iPhoto.

    Keeping fingers crossed that it stays this way.
     
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    if you didnt already know to serve your iPhoto Library first move it to your server and make it read/writeable by all users then open each iPhoto application holding option and choose the library.
     
  8. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Didn't know about the read/write but yes I already selected the new library. Thanks for the tip!
     

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