3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2013 6:13 AM by léonie
jamestrigg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I have a new imac and I've setup 2 accounts, I've created a shared iphoto library in the users/shared location.  However whenever I change accounts and open iPhoto I get a message saying that the library needs updating, I click ok it updates and it's fine.  this happens on both accounts, I fully close down iphoto before opening it up in the other account but still I get this message!  this is really frustrating, I don't want this happening everytime I open iPhoto.

 

pleaes help?

 

Regards,

James


iPhoto '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (68,510 points)

    James,

    are you modifying the shared library from both accounts? Then you may have a permissions problem. To share a library it needs to be in a location, where permissions are ignored. That would be best on an external drive, but you can also put the library onto a writable disk image, see this support article:

     

    iPhoto: Sharing libraries among multiple users

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • jamestrigg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am modifying the shared library from both accounts.  i've already tried both solutions on the link that you posted but then instead I get a locking problem even when the previous user has closed iphoto.

     

    How can there be a permissions problem for a library on the shared location, both accounts are admin and have both read and write status. 

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (68,510 points)

    How can there be a permissions problem for a library on the shared location, both accounts are admin and have both read and write status.

    Sure, you can set the read/write permissions for both accounts, so both can open the iPhoto library. Only, when you edit the iPhoto library you create new files inside, and the owner of this file will be the account that created the file. And iPhoto stores new images inside the library with the permissions set to "Read&Write" for the owner, but only "Read" for others. So you will have to repair the permissions each time to be able to access files inside the library that have been edited from another account, unless ou have the "Ignore Ownership" flag set for the volume with the iPhoto library.

     

    then instead I get a locking problem even when the previous user has closed iphoto.

    If you are using MacOS X 10.7 or later, quitting iPhoto may not terminate the processes that are locking the application. You can only be sure that iPhoto really quits and releases the ressources, if you log off after using the library.