Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 12:23 PM (in response to Evilhomer484)
The iPhoto library needs to be operated from a drive that's formatted for OS X Extended (journaled). It will not work from a NAS drive as iPhoto is not designed to work with how NAS drives assign permissions, etc.
If you try to use a referenced library (where the library is on your MBP and the photos are not imported into the library but only have alias files pointing to the source files on the NAS) the first time iPhoto is opened without the NAS drive online the library will lose it's links to the source files and they will have to be reestablished one at a time.
If you have an external HD properly formatted connected directly to your MBP, like a portable USB or FW hard drive you can operate your library from it without a problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks for the help, much appreciated it. Soooo new to the mac world, and so confused..
So my only option then is too keep the pictures on my MBP or buy a external hard drive.
Am i correct in saying everyone time you import to library it saves the file onto your MBP hard drive?
and If I do get external hard drive, how do I point Iphoto towards it? is it simply a case of opening iphoto?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to Evilhomer484)
and to move the library to the EHD close iPhoto and drag your library onto the EHD. Once the move is complete launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and either select the library from the window or click on the Other button to navigate to the EHD and select the library there.
Once you're sure the EHD library is working as expcted you can delete the library from your boot drive.
Be sure the drive is formatted as OS X Extended (journaled) with its ownership set to be ignored:
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 12:34 PM (in response to Old Toad)
ok great think im going to store the files on my MBP for now, thanks for the advice.
Also, i have 2 accounts on my MBP , if I did this on both my accounts would I end up with twice the amount of HD space used on my MBP?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to Evilhomer484)
Did what? Copy the same library to each aaccount? If so then Yes. However, you can do the following so each of you can use the same library:
1 - create a disk image about 150% the size of the library with disk image as follows:
2 - set the permissions on the disk image file via the Info window as follows:
or use BatChmod to set the same permissions as follows:
3 - copy the iPhoto LIbrary into the disk image.
4 - place the disk image into the HD/Shared folder.
5 - in each account mount/open the disk image in the Shared folde, launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and select the iPHoto library that's in the disk image.
Now each of you can use the same library to import, edit, etc.