Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 1:30 PM (in response to timbono1)
iPhoto is not the app for you.
1. It cannot have the Library on a networked location, such as a NAS. iPhoto needs to have the Library sitting on disk formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Users with the Library sitting on disks otherwise formatted regularly report issues including, but not limited to, importing, saving edits and sharing the photos.
2. While you can run iPhoto in Referenced mode, with the Masters on a NAS and the library on a local disk, this is inherently unreliable. Here has more:
3. There are also significant issues wih editing an iPhoto Library via wireless. A strong warning: If you're trying to edit the Library (that is, make albums, move photos around, keyword, make books or slideshows etc.) or edit individual photos in it via Wireless be very careful. Dropouts are a common fact of wireless networking, and should one occur while the app is writing to the database then your Library will be damaged. Simply, I would not do this with my Libraries.
iPhoto is geared - and works very well - for a single user on his/her Mac. While it will do more, t's not a server application, and frankly, I don't believe that any application with editing will do what you want.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 4:15 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Thanks for your reply and honest advice regarding using iPhoto.
From an editting perspective, I'm only referring to the use of the inbuilt tagging of Events, Places and Faces, with the ultimate aim to be able to view historical photos with the same tags e.g. see photos of my family over time. The only other editting aspect would be the use of the creative solutions iPhoto offers and not full scale photo editting.
Do you have any suggestions as to how a workround might be found? I've no experience of Aperture or Lightroom to know whether a networked function might allow me to do what I'm hoping.
Thanks in advance,
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 6:25 AM (in response to timbono1)
From an editting perspective, I'm only referring to the use of the inbuilt tagging of Events, Places and Faces,
All of these men the app will be writing across a wireless connection to the database, and that's what's unreliable.
Neither Aperture or Lightroom have this networking ability either.
Have you considered using a Webservice for the sharing? Even an intranet?