what software to use with a photo library stored on a server?

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  1. sparkie1984 macrumors 68000

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    Morning all,

    what is the best setup to use if I wanted to store my photos on a server rather than iPhoto? after reading about I see you cannot let iPhoto use anything other than a mac osx partition for storing the files so what do you use to import and view photos if you wanted to store your photos on a central server?

    thanks for any advice
     
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Aperture or Lightroom would do this.
     
  3. sparkie1984 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks croon,

    I will look into these, I want to spend as little as possible ideally as I don't do much editing of photos, more of somewhere to be able to view and make small adjustments (I am still very much an amateur photographer) :)
     
  4. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I woud say if no one knows of a free version, and you are choosing between the two I mentioned go with Aperture, its cheaper and can do the same thing as Lightroom (I used Lightroom since beta up to the most recent version and recently switched to Aperture, I like Aperture better but its all personal preference).

    If you are getting into photography I'd highly recommend one of the two. Incorporating them into your raw workflow will save a ton of time.
     

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