Best (OS X) solution for remote photo editing?
March 12, 2010 7:04 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to set things up so my wife can edit our iPhoto library (currently on the iMac) from a new MacBook that I plan to buy?
posted by wheat to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I have an iMac (24", 2.8GHz, OS 10.5.8). All of the family photos are in iPhoto, stored locally on the iMac's internal drive. I have an external USB2 drive for Time Machine backups and I use Backblaze for remote backups. I'd like to get my wife a MacBook Pro. Besides couch surfing and the occasional trip out of town, a primary use of it will be for her to edit the photos w/o being chained to my desk.
What's the best way to set that up? A networked hard drive would be nice, but Backblaze won't back up networked volumes. It's limited to internal drives and drives attached (FireWire or USB) to the same machine. And I don't want to give that up, because I sleep better at night knowing everything is backed up to two places, one offsite.
I have WiFi (WRT-54G) running and wireless printing + music (AirPort Express). I'm assuming there's some way to share the iPhoto library or, barring that, some way (like LogMeIn, which I use to hit my iMac remotely) of granting remote access to the iMac. Any tips on exactly how much MacBook I need to make this a pleasant experience will also be appreciated.