3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 21, 2013 6:13 AM by léonie
Qat_ Level 1 Level 1

Hi,

I am (kind of) new to iPhoto and I own a MacBook Air (mid 2012), and a MacPro (mid 2012). I usally upload my photos from my camera to my MacBook Air and I prefer to edit photos on my MacPro, but since it takes a very long time to do it manually (using AirDrop and stuff) I thought that there must be an easier way to sync all my events, albums, faces, and folders (in iPhoto) from my MacBook Air to iPhoto on my MacPro, I've tried to use Photo stream but it dont seem to work.

Thanks,


Mac Pro
Reply by léonie on Apr 21, 2013 6:02 AM Helpful

Syncing iPhoto libraries between Macs is not supported by iPhoto, only the sharing of photos. You can share your photos in iCloud by adding them to the Photo Stream, and then you can import them on other macs, but that will not sync any changes that you do to the photos after sharing.

 

It would be best, if you imported your photos directly to the mac where you want to start editing them. And afterwards transfer the whole library to the mac where you want to archive them.

 

Is you MacBook Air the machine that you use to archive your iPhoto Libraries? If I need to work on a library on more than one mac, I store it on an external drive and connect the drive to the mac that I want to use to work on the library, just like described here:

 

iPhoto: Sharing libraries among multiple users

 

Regards

Léonie

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  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    Syncing iPhoto libraries between Macs is not supported by iPhoto, only the sharing of photos. You can share your photos in iCloud by adding them to the Photo Stream, and then you can import them on other macs, but that will not sync any changes that you do to the photos after sharing.

     

    It would be best, if you imported your photos directly to the mac where you want to start editing them. And afterwards transfer the whole library to the mac where you want to archive them.

     

    Is you MacBook Air the machine that you use to archive your iPhoto Libraries? If I need to work on a library on more than one mac, I store it on an external drive and connect the drive to the mac that I want to use to work on the library, just like described here:

     

    iPhoto: Sharing libraries among multiple users

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Qat_ Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks,

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    You are welcome!