Iphoto: using network drive to store source photos (issue).

Discussion in 'macOS' started by belltree, May 23, 2009.

  1. belltree macrumors 6502

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    We have our photos stored on a NAS in our home network and running iPhoto '09 on a Mac. When first setting up iPhoto I simply dragged the network photo into iPhoto (with "Copy Items to the iPhoto Library" unchecked as I don't want to create duplicates of the photos already on the NAS).

    The import went well and it appears to properly reference the source photos when viewing them. I am,however, having one problem: iPhoto does not seem to update the local library when I add photos to the network storage drive. Is there anyway to set iPhoto to 'watch' the source folder(s) and update the library accordingly? Appreciate any advice/help. Thanks.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think there is, you still have to import them into the iPhoto library.
     
  3. Nobita macrumors 6502

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    I don't think there's any. I think iPhoto decides that watching a folder takes a lot of resources. I did this in picasa on windows, but I notice that it ran much slower than iphoto where we add the photo ourself.
     

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