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Is it possible to setup a mac mini as a central photo repository and have all the tagging and extra info follow to the other computers on the network? Or would each computer have to access iPhoto on the mini or have their own index?

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How big a network are you talking about? –  Daniel Lawson Mar 10 '12 at 5:44
    
3 computers plus the server, only one machine would really do any editing, the others would only access to view/use the images. –  Trophy_Dad Mar 12 '12 at 17:25

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With the way that iPhoto is built it would be quite difficult to share the library across computers. We have had some success with having an aperture library sit on a network share and have multiple installs access that library but not simultaneously. If you want central I'd suggest something like picasa web from google. That way all machines can access the existing stuff and also contribute to the main repository.

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