Like many others, the number of photos that we are storing these days is growing. Also, we have multiple iPhoto libraries on various computers.
So it makes sense to consolidate photos into a single library on an external drive and have every computer reference this library.
For starters, I moved the biggest iPhoto library to the external drive. Then, using the hold-down-option-button method, I changed the referenced iPhoto library for the iPhoto app. Aside from some expected extra latency, all seems to work.
The problem lies when I attempt to attach a photo to an email or upload a photo to the website. The file chooser dialog's media browser does not seem to work with with the new iPhoto library location. In other words, when I go to the Media section and select Photos, I do not see my photos.
Is there some extra step that I am missing? Or does the media browser only work with local files? I cannot seem to find the answer to this question, though I know many will probably run into this.
I am currently using the iPhoto Library Manager to rebuild the iPhoto library, however it is taking a long time. I'm uncertain whether it will even work once its completed; probably should have tested with a tiny library to see, but I didn't.
Any help or references to resources would be appreciated.