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Chapter 8. Sharing Photos > To access shared photos

To access shared photos

Make sure the Mac with the shared photos has iPhoto launched and photo sharing turned on.

On the Mac from which you want to access the shared photos, launch iPhoto, and from the iPhoto menu, choose Preferences () and click the Sharing tab.

iPhoto displays the Sharing preferences.

Make sure Look for Shared Photos is selected (Figure 8.4; opposite).

Close the Preferences window.

In the Source pane, iPhoto creates a shared folder for the shared photos.

Click the shared folder to load it. If the shared photos are protected by a password, enter it when prompted.

iPhoto loads the shared photos, displaying individual albums underneath the shared folder (Figure 8.6).

Figure 8.6. You access shared photos in the Source pane; click the shared photo album to load it, after which its albums appear underneath it.

Actions Allowed for Shared Photos

Just because you can see shared photos in your Source pane doesn't mean you can do everything with them that you can do with your own photos.

You can copy shared photos and albums to your Library or albums, print shared photos, play a basic slideshow with shared photos, send shared photos to others via email, and upload shared photos to HomePage or .Mac Slides.

You cannot edit shared photos in any way, assign keywords and ratings, get photo info, make a new album on the remote Mac, use a shared album to create a book, put shared photos on your Desktop or use them as your screen saver, make an iDVD slideshow, burn them to disc, or export them in any way.

Basically, you can only view shared photos; for any action that requires making changes, you must first copy the photos to your Mac.



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