How can I use time capsule to store and easily access photos?

I got the time machine to back up to computers but also I thought I could use it as a networked HD where we could store photos and easily access them. Can I configure time machine in any way in order to do this? Thank you.

Works like a charm.
Until you get a message that your iPhoto Library is corrupted.  It will happen.....the only thing is that you will not know is when this will happen.
There are two kinds of users who try to run the iPhoto Library from the Time Capsule.......those that are having problems, and those that will have problems.
Question: Is it ok to now delete these huge (approx 30GB on 3 folders) from my macbook drive...?
Let's deleted the files from your now the only remaining version of your iPhoto Library is on your Time Capsule.
When....not if...the Time Capsule has a problem.......what will you do when you you cannot access the iPhoto Library? 

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    Can I use time capsule to store music and video files as well as use it to back up.

    Why are so many peolple asking this?
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  • Can i use time capsule as a external hard drive

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    Q3 here.

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  • Can i use time capsule as external hard drive for both mac and windows

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    You cannot access the TC from iOS devices without a browser. eg filebrowser.
    Can i use time capsule as a external hard disk only for all of the above ( including windows ) without the back up activity for mac ?
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    It is also much slower than a real NAS..
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  • How do I use Time Capsule as an external hard drive?

    How do I use Time Capsule as an external hard drive? I want to remove photos & music from my laptop and store them in Time Capsule only.

    lyperez wrote:
    How do I use Time Capsule as an external hard drive? I want to remove photos & music from my laptop and store them in Time Capsule only.
    Apple has specific instructions on moving libraries.
    eg itunes.
    You simply follow those instructions..
    TC is a network drive.. nothing more.
    To move individual files, just copy and paste to a new directory.. not inside a TM sparsebundle please.
    BUT.. TC only worries me.. deeply.
    It is relatively easy to corrupt a library when you copy to it.. library as a whole is then corrupted and will need to be restored from backup.. wops.. no backup. You are putting at risk all your files.. don't do it.. make sure you backup..
    And here is the rub.. TC cannot back itself up.. TM cannot backup network drives.
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