Commercial photo sharing/backing up?
October 4, 2006 9:40 AM Subscribe
What's the best solution for sharing, backing up, and uploading large amounts of photos for my work?
posted by Pacrand to computers & internet (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I work at a large non-profit, and we have large amounts (15 gigs now, and growing, probably at least that amount per year) of photos (jpeg, cr2) that don't have a coherent storage or backup strategy. I've been tasked with coming up with the storage solution. We need to be able to upload batches of photos into folders or by tags, and have several users look through them quickly and easily. I'd like to have two users at least; one for me, one for anyone else (more would be nice). They're all commercial photos we took, used for commercial purposes, so flickr's out.
We have a lot of amateur photographers in the company that might take fine photos, but aren't good at determining what the quality or useful shots are, so I need to be able to upload lots and sift through them later. They're on my hard drive now, and it's easy to look through the thousands quickly using Picasa; I'd like a solution for browsing that's similarly fast and easy. Cheap is also good; I'd rather not spend too many hundreds of dollars on the solution.
I've considered setting up space on a shared drive, but IT is concerned about the backup schedule and don't want to have the responsibility on their plates. Also, since I want to share photos and give people upload access across several worksites all over my city, a web site with an upload/browsing tool would be great. I don't want to share with anyone outside the company. I'd like a solution that could last us at least the next two years.
Any suggestions or ideas? Thanks!