RE: Access to iphoto on external hard drive

I have recently moved my iphoto to an external hard drive and i am able to open and access my library through iphoto, but when i have DVD Creator open and try to access the video in my library iphoto is greyed out and i am unable to access it.  I have access granted through preferences but am still unable to access.  Does any one have any other ideas how to enable access for other programs to the library or do i have to put iphotos back in my Mac hard drive?

see this user tip for details on supported methods for accessing your iPhoto library

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