Central libraryOne annoyance though is that each computer has it's own library locally, so when I add new pictures both libraries have to scan the watched folders. So I spent an hour hacking around to see if I can move the local database to a share on my home server.
SymlinksPicasa 3 keeps the image database in:
I found the path after looking in the Preferences -> Network page. Now I moved in to a terminal window to;
- Create a PicasaDb on my home server
- Copy the local database to the folder on the share
- Rename my original database
- Create a symlink to the database now living on the server share
With all this in place I fired up Picasa and it still worked, first hurdle over. I then edited an image and still no problems. I check the timestamps on the database files on the server and they had been updated plus, Picasa had not created a new database locally.
Next time I will attempt the same on the other computer to find out if Picasa will happily share a database.