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Chapter 6. Sharing Photos > Sharing Photos with Users on Networked Macs

Sharing Photos with Users on Networked Macs

Lots of families have multiple Macs, as do small offices that may wish to share a single iPhoto Library.

To share photos among Macs:

1.
Copy your iPhoto Library folder to a location that’s accessible to other users on your network, such as a file server or a Mac which everyone can log into.

2.
For each user, hold down and drag the shared iPhoto Library folder to the iPhoto icon in the Dock. Launching iPhoto without doing this will cause it to ask you to find the shared iPhoto Library folder; do that if necessary instead of the -drag.

3.
For each user, make an obvious edit change, quit iPhoto, and relaunch iPhoto to see if your change sticks. If so, skip to step 7. If not, or if iPhoto’s editing tools don’t work right, keep going.

4.
Select the iPhoto Library folder, choose Get Info () from the File menu in the Finder, and click the expansion triangle for Ownership & Permissions. If the lock is closed, click it and enter your administrator password (Figure 6.73).

Figure 6.73. If necessary, make sure Owner, Group, and Others are all set to Read & Write, and click “Apply to enclosed items.”


5.
From the Access menu under Group, and from the Others pop-up menu, choose Read & Write, and click the “Apply to enclosed items” button.

iPhoto asks for confirmation; click OK.

6.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other users.

7.
From now on, launch iPhoto normally.


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