3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2012 12:00 PM by léonie
drummerjoe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am currently sharing my Aperture Library with my Apple TV via Home Sharing.  Can I also share it with a separate instance of Aperture running on a different mac on the same network (similar to how iPhoto has the built in library sharing feature)?


MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: Can I share my Aperture Library over my home network?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,805 points)

    No, you cannot share the Aperture Library using the network between other Aperture installations, Sorry.

     

    The Aperture Library needs to be on a local volume, see:

    Use locally mounted Mac OS X Extended volumes for your Aperture library

     

    Aperture is not a network database.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: Can I share my Aperture Library over my home network?
    drummerjoe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Leonie,

     

    What is different about Aperture that doesn't allow libraries to be shared?

     

    iPhoto Libraries have a feature that allow you to share your library to other iPhoto installations on the same network

    iPhoto  & Aperture both can use the same library/database

    Aperture can share its library to Apple TV, iPhone, & iPad users via Home Sharing on the same network

     

     

    I recently switched from iPhoto to Aperture, and I really miss this feature.  I have a main repository of photos residing on my Mac Mini.  When I was using iPhoto, my wife could access these photos via a Shared Library within iPhoto.  But now that I am using Aperture, she cannot access the same files unless I close Aperture and reopen the same library in iPhoto.

  • 3. Re: Can I share my Aperture Library over my home network?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,805 points)

    "Sharing" has different meanings:

     

    iPhoto Libraries have a feature that allow you to share your library to other iPhoto installations on the same network

    The iPhoto feature you are talking about does not share the library to be used and edited by several users, it allows other user to read the images in the shared library. This is save, since other users cannot modify the shared library.

     

    When you asked about sharing a library, I thought you meant the same Aperture library to be used from two different users - to be edited and modified.

     

    But you are right, Aperture does not support to share the Library across the network. To share your Aperture library this way you will have to open it in iPhoto and to share it as an iPhoto Library.

     

    Regards

    Léonie