HT1198: iPhoto: Sharing libraries among multiple usersLearn about iPhoto: Sharing libraries among multiple users
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 10:57 PM (in response to cmny12589)
Add it to the Log In Items in each account.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 2:43 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Nice, really close!
This fixed the issue for my account (standard, not admin), works great.
But it does not for the other two accounts (one standard, other admin) I have on the machine. The other two accounts have the volume now listed on the Login In Items.
My theory is that the other accounts are not being allowed to 'mount the image'....
1. They do not show up in Disk Utility in these two other accounts, it should, right?
2. The volume is in a shared folder and you can see them from all accounts, but they are not 'selectable' from the folder view (Photo Library.sparseimage low-lighted).
3. I receive a Unreadable Files...unrecognized format...when attempting to File/Import from iPhoto
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 3:18 AM (in response to cmny12589)
Why are you importing a disk image to iPhoto?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 3:33 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I may have used the wrong term. I followed support article when creating the shared volume that ignores permissions. In troubleshooting I would go to disk utility and double-click volume and then I'd get a 'attaching image' msg; there'd be the Photo Library sparse image and below that the volume name; then only could I load iphoto pics; but only for my account.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 3:46 AM (in response to cmny12589)
Mount the volume
Hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Choose Library' and point it at the Library on the Disk Image.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 4:59 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Not possible for other two accounts
1. It does not show up in Disk Utility
2. Not selectable via Finder (low-lighted with now right-click option)
3. At start-up I get the 'Unreadable file...unrecognized format' message.
If I could mount with the other two accounts then I think I'll be golden? Any other options? I've run 'repair/fix' options via Disk Utility....no dice....
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 5:08 AM (in response to cmny12589)
This isn't an iPhoto problem. I'd bring that to the Using Mac OS X forum for your version of the OS.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 12:25 PM (in response to cmny12589)
Don't need Disk Utility. Just go to the Shared folder and double click on the disk image file. That should open it in all accounts unless you're running into permissions issues.
I know that method is one suggested for sharing a library but the optimal method is to use an external HD connected to the Mac, set it's ownership to be ignored
and place the library on it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 12:52 PM (in response to Old Toad)
OT: thanks, but although I can see the image in shared folders I can select, click, etc, please see png above that shows volume low-lighted, non-selectable.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to cmny12589)
Are you trying to import an iPhoto library in the disk image into another library? That's what the screenshot seems to imply. You're in an import window.
Or do you want to have the other account open the library that's in the disk image?
Can the other accounts open the disk image directly by going to the Shared folder and double clicking on it? If so the image will appear on the desktop:
Then launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and you should see it in the window:
Or you can choose the Other Library button and go to the disk image in the Open window:
But the key is to open the disk image in the other account. This is what it looks llke from Disk Utility:
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 5:57 AM (in response to Old Toad)
OT - almost there, thank you....one user is set, after login the shared sparseimage (volume) mounts, iPhoto loads, opens the shared library....
BUT, not for the other accounts....login, but NO mount of volume, so, when iPhoto opens it can't find the volume. So what I have to do is go to Disk Utility and double-click then it 'attaches' and NOW I see the volume on my desktop as an external hard drive...and now I can select it from iPhoto and all is good.
I don't want to manually attach volume then open iPhoto and point to mount; I want it to work as the other user account, volume mounts on startup, the iPhoto points to volume...have read other posts and nada that I can find to fix; I 'removed' volume from Login Items and then re-added....rebooted, etc....nothing...
Even in Disk Utility when I see this volume name it has 'not mounted' status on status line, of course after File/Open Disk Image, then status is 'mounted'....all users have read&write permissions set and 'ignore ownership on this volume' set
Appreciation any and all help - thank you!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to cmny12589)
Here's how you can get it work.
1 - in each account mount the disk image with Disk Utility.
2 - make an alias of the open disk image icon.
3 - put that alias in your Doucments folder and drag it to the Dock.
4 - eject the open disk image.
Now when you click on the alias in the Dock the disk image will mount.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 4:02 PM (in response to cmny12589)
OT: thank you for the thought, but no dice; short version, i mount image, iPhoto works fine, I create alias, put on dock; log off then login in and when I click on alias, nothing, it does not force the mount.
Why does it work fine with one user account and not the others?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to cmny12589)
Could be one is an admin account and the other isn't. The more reliable and easiest way to do what you want is to use an external hard drive to house the library on.