How to painlessly share photos on a local network?
March 10, 2010 8:26 AM Subscribe
What's the least painful way to have a shared pool of photos on a local network which can be synced to multiple computers?
posted by hijinx to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Our network: two MacBooks, Time Capsule with an attached USB HD, two Airport Expresses.
My wife and I each take myriad photos (and video) of our son. She offloads hers to her MacBook, and I offload mine to mine. From there we may distribute them privately online (Facebook, etc.) However if she ever needs to access my photos... she's out of luck if I take my computer with me.
It would be ideal for each of us to have a complete copy of the library on our machines which then magically syncs up over our network when possible (or when we tell it to.) For reference I use Lightroom for photos, and she uses iPhoto.
The solution for this has gotta be easy to use or my wife won't touch it. I'm willing to do a little AppleScript-fu if necessary. She wasn't a fan of Dropbox, so as transparent as possible would be great.
The ultimate destinations for these photos will be prints and the web, but I'd rather not store *everything* on the web... I mean, we have a network and all.
Feel free to ask more questions... thanks in advance.