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

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

  1. belltree macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2008
    Tokyo, Japan
    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


    Mar 7, 2007
    I don't think there is, you still have to import them into the iPhoto library.
  3. Nobita macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2008
    La la land
    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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