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Default library creation directory

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Dec 5, 2012 10:21 AM

Hi,

 

I expected these commands :

defaults write com.apple.iPhoto RootDirectory "/home01/user/Pictures/iPhoto Library.photolibrary"

defaults write com.apple.iPhoto ImportLocation /home01/user

defaults write com.apple.iPhoto LibraryPath "/home01/user/Pictures/iPhoto Library.photolibrary"

 

To change the directory for creating the library.

But ... it only changes the default for opening an existing library (and the creation is still defaulted to "/home/user/Pictures".

 

So - is it a bug?

if not - how can I change the library creation directory?

 

Thank you

iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,865 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 10:27 AM (in response to evenro)

    I have no idea - but why bother?  How often do you create an iPhoto library - once? Just create it and drag it to the desired location and option lanch iPhoto to select it - it stays until you do it again

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,865 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to evenro)

    No it is not clear to me (but that probably has nothing to do with your description but my technical capabilities) - I doubt that you will find that answer here since this forum is made up of iPhoto users not iPhoto (or Mac) developers and it is not likely that any of the users here have that inside knoledge of iPhoto

     

    And I suspect that what you want to do is beyond the capabilities of a virtually free program like iPhoto - although since I do not understand it I certainly am not sure

     

    You might have bettter response in more technical forums about Mac application or scripting - you really are lookfor informatin on using the Mac, not using iPhoto

     

    On the surface it seems  that if users can create a file on their home directory to import a photo that they could create an iPhoto library in their pictures folder - but since I don't understand that probablhy is meaningless

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,145 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to evenro)

    Unless you can offer a share/location that is formatted OS X Extended (journaled) with the ownership set to be ignored you won't be able to share an iPhoto library over a network. You could have a dedicated host Mac on the network with a user account for each who want to have a library accessable from all Macs. Their library could then be copied to their account on that Mac and they could log in and access it from any Mac on the LAN. 

     

    Note:  you won't want to access the library wirelessly as that is susceptable to occasional dropouts and if one occurs while iPhoto is writing to the database file the database will be damaged.

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,145 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 8:34 AM (in response to evenro)

    Can't do it automatically.  I suppose one can reach it thru the Shared portion of the Save window:

    iPhoto001.jpg

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,865 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to evenro)

    iPhoto menu ==> provide iPhoto feedback  --  this will not create a Fix for you or any response - for a specific fix you woul dneed to call Apple support which may be charged

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,145 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 9:24 AM (in response to evenro)

    They charge money for fixes in their products??

     

    No, they don't.  They only charge for major upgrades, i.e. from iPhoto 8 to iPhoto 9.  Fixes or updates, like from iPhoito 9.1.3 to 9.2, are free.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,865 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 9:35 AM (in response to evenro)

    Yes Apple charges for support - is this a bug? to me it sound like you are trying to do something tha tsimply is not supported and is far beyond the intended use of a free program - but I have no idea nor do I set apple policies - your choices are to submit feedback and see what happens - you will not receive a response - or to call support  - maybe they will not charge - maybe they will - again I am just a user no different than you -

     

    If it is a bug and Apple includes the fix in an upgrade then it will be fixed - the charge is not for fixing a bug but for diagnoising your issue which may or may not be a bug

     

    LN

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