Issue with multiple computers using same iPhoto library

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  1. JPigford macrumors newbie

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    So we've got a few computes that share a single iPhoto library that is store on an external Mac mini. It works fine in that all the computers can access and use the same iPhoto library, but the problem I'm having is say Computer One uploads photos to the library and then I fire up iPhoto from Computer Two, Computer Two doesn't see the photos that were just uploaded.

    I assume it's some sort of preferences file issue but I have no idea how to fix it.
     
  2. ingenious macrumors 65832

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    Have you closed iPhoto on the first computer before opening it on the second?
     
  3. JPigford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep. No luck.
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Are both computers referencing the same library file, or are both computers just indexing the same set of photos separately?
     
  5. JPigford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, definitely the same library. The way it's acting, it's like one computer is storing what the new photos are and the other one isn't.
     
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Hold down the option key when you open iPhoto and reselect the library file
     
  7. JPigford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well yeah, but I don't want to do that EVERY time I open iPhoto.
     
  8. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Well, I can't really understand why if both computers are opening the same library file that you can't see the same set of photos in both.

    Use the option open just to check that both computers are pointing to the same file, and then see if it works after that.
     

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