4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2013 7:28 AM by Frank Caggiano
skinnns Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there, i photograph charity functions and do onsite printing, at the moment i use a MBA to preview the photo and then print. What i want to do is use one mac to preview the shot and another to edit and print. Is there a way to do this using Aperture ?


Thanx in advance

MacBook Air (13-INCH, MID 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • léonie Level 10 (90,815 points)

    It is risky to put the Aperture library onto a network volume or to acces it by more than one user at the same time. Aperture is not made for Network access or concurrent access by more than one user. The simplest solution for your problem would be to move your Aperture library to a portable, external disk and plug this drive into the mac you are curently working with.


    The external drive needs to be formatted MacOS X Extended (Journaled) and the "Ignore ownership on this volume" needs to be set.

    The procedure is explained here for an iPhoto Library, but it would be exctly the same for an Aperture library: iPhoto: Sharing libraries among multiple users




  • skinnns Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Leonie


    I really need to access the folder with 2 macs at the same time. Ok. thanx for the speedy reply





  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,920 points)

    There is no way for two users to access the Library at the same time.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,722 points)

    As you are using one mac to preview the image from the camera and the other to edit and print it you could set up a fairly simple and automated workflow where the images are taken from the camera into a folder and then into the Aperture library.


    You would preview the images in the folder and do the edit and print in Aperture as you normally do. No reason for what you describe for both users to have to access the Aperture library.