January 13, 2014 at 08:00PM from Lifehacker
Sharing your digital space with a partner can be a challenge. Even if you’re willing to use the same apps and services, you might still want some boundaries, whether they’re for the sake of privacy or just so that your partner doesn’t have to deal with all your digital junk.
Here’s my quandary. I work for an organization with a large number of photos (roughly 150k files, or about 1 TB) that currently live on a very slow shared drive. Right now, we use Lightroom individually to keyword and edit. Aside from the steep learning curve, Lightroom seems to have several limitations that don’t work well for a single shared library. Ignoring for the moment that our library is severely disorganized and improperly keyworded, there are a number of needs we have:
- Multiple users need to be able to search and have full access to copy, edit, rename, etc.
- If edits or keywording is done, they need to be seen by all.
- Periodically we need to give view only access of a single photoset/folder to an outside user for their feedback.
Does such a mystical beast exist? I cannot continue to be a human photo catalog!
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