Photo Booth save path

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mongrol, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. mongrol macrumors regular

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    #1
    Is there a way to change the save path of Photo Booth? I share my pictures fodler with my girlfriends user. Its in /User/Shared/Pictures and we both have a link to it. However, for some reason Photo Booth errors when I take a photo saying it can create folder /Users/mongrol/Pictures/Photo Booth. Permissions are both ok with both users able to write to it. Is there a way to change this save path?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Omaha, NE, USA
    #2
    How about this:
    move your photobooth folder to the /shared/Pictures/
    in your Pictures folder, put an alias called Photo Booth pointed to /shard/Pictures/Photo Booth
     
  3. mongrol thread starter macrumors regular

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    That isn't going to work. I don't have a Pictures folder, I have a link to shared/pictures instead. You can't have a folder and a link with the same name . I also don't have a photobooth folder to move, since it can't create one.
     
  4. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

    tyr2

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    #4
    What type of link do you have. Is it an 'alias' (made with 'make alias' in the finder), or it is a 'symlink' (made with 'ln -s' in the Terminal).

    If it's an alias then I expect that will be the cause of the problem. You can create a symlink by removing the alias and typing this in the Terminal (checking the paths are correct obviously) repeat for each user.

    Code:
    ln -s /Users/Shared/Pictures ~/Pictures
    Hope this helps.
     
  5. mongrol thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, got it working with a symlink. I didn't realise aliases were not the same as symlinks. Thanks folks.
     
  6. BrianFD3S macrumors member

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    Awesome, thanks a lot. I too was wondering why my aliases weren't working.. all sorted now.

    Definitely worth dragging up a year old thread to thank you for this :)
     

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