Sharing iPhoto

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Macintosh001, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Macintosh001 macrumors member

    Macintosh001

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    #1
    Can you share iPhoto with an iPhoto library IN your computer???What I mean is If you have differents users can you share the iPhoto library with another user of your same computer?:eek:
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Yes and no. While I believe it would be possible to point each accounts instance of iPhoto to the same library, in the likely event the library was launched on two accounts at once it could be corrupted or worse.

    A better solution (available in iPhoto 08 at least) is to open up the iPhoto preferences and enable sharing so the library can be viewed on any account or computer running iPhoto on your network.

    Alternatively, you can setup your own file system independent of ipHoto where photos can be available to all accounts on the machine. In this situation, you would lose the ability to manage your photos with iPhoto altogether, but would be able to skip the hassle of setting up a shared library.
     

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