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Default iPhoto Library privileges
Authored by: cinolas on Jan 13, '02 03:18:17PM

I used the terminal to change the default location of the iPhoto Library to /Users/Shared so that my girlfriend and I share the same photo library, it worked just fine.

My problem is that by default, when iPhoto creates a folder to put the imported pictures in, the privileges are Owner: Read and Write, Group: Read only. So if my girlfriend logs in and imports pictures, and iPhoto creates a new folder to put them in (first time of the day), I cannot import pictures in that same folder (same day) without first changing the privileges to Group: Read and Write.

If I try to do so, iPhoto says "Cannot create User/Shared/iPhoto Library/2002/01/11/159.jpg". I then click "Stop" and iPhoto unexpectedly quits.

I imagine that all users wanting to share an iPhoto library between users are going to experience the same problem.

Is there a way to change the default privileges for iPhoto created folders to Owner: Read and Write and Group: Read and Write ?

I looked into the iPhoto plist and there is no entry specifying the privileges. Maybe it is possible to add one ?


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Who can modify shared photos?
Authored by: markhooper on Jun 27, '02 04:35:53AM

Apart from the problem with importing photos on the same day as your girlfriend, do you have any other problems? For instance, can you modify any photos your girlfriend imported? I have not altered my default library settings but am thinking about doing so.

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CHANGING Default iPhoto Library privileges
Authored by: mweymar on Dec 20, '04 01:04:51AM
Look at Adam L. Wetzel's post here. He recommends Len Laughridge's "global umask script 'Global Umask Modification for OS X 10.2' to change these permissions to whatever you want." Good luck!

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