5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 27, 2012 3:46 PM by Terence Devlin
jimmiotoole Level 1 Level 1

Currently our architecture office runs iPhoto buddy to manage our iPhoto libraries but we want to be able to have multiple users viewing the same iPhoto Library? Currently it only allows one user to access this library. How do we do this?


iPhoto '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • LarryHN Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    First you need a drive formatted Mac OS extended (journaled) with permissions ignored

     

    Then see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1198?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    Or to share amoung users with iPhoto running  but the library not on a seperate drive see http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2435

     

    LN

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    There is no way to have simultaneous use of a Library. Only one person can access a library at a time. iPhoto is not  server application.

     

    Also, iPhoto Buddy does nothing that holding the option (or alt) on launch doesn't...

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac
    we want to be able to have multiple users viewing the same iPhoto Library?

     

    Do you need to have the multiple users to be able to edit and otherwise manage the photos or just view them?

     

    If it's the latter take a look at  Media Pro 1.  It's a multiuser and cross platform digital asset management application.  With it you store your source files on a server along with the catalog file that Media Pro uses to manage the photos.  One user can manage the catalog file while unlimited others can view the file in read only mode with the Media Pro Reader. You can learn more about MP1 at DAM_Forum The DAM Forum

     


    It's a professional and  more robust system of managing photos than iPhoto is.

     

    OT

  • jimmiotoole Level 1 Level 1

    Excellent thanks for all this information everyone.

     

    If you view photos from a shared photo library can you edit them? or only view them?

     

    Yeah we need to be able to have multiple people editing and viewing the photos. We may have to stick with only one person viewing the library at any one time. Just gets a bit annoying when 3 people are wanting to see the same library at the same time.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    You need to rethink this. This is not an intended use of iPhoto. You need a much more robust server app.