Is it just the wrong way to go? I want to NOT store 300,000 photos in the iCloud but a selection of photos. Not using iCloud and working from 2 computers I’m seeing doesn’t work with Photos? The workaround solutions, so far, are too complicated that I’ve read.
Maybe have two libraries, where 1 is the “selection of photos” that you put into iCloud so as to access from either machine? I also wonder what would happen if you put the photo library on a shared network drive visible to both machines.
Shared library would be great. I’ll wait until Apple gets this all figured out. Meanwhile it’s Lightroom for me :-/ I’m waisting time with trying to make Photos work.
Do you think Apple ever will sort it out? I love my Mac but it seems to me that Apple is dumbing down its software and making everything a subset of the iPhone, iPad etc. This is all about retail sales to the trendy rather than to the pro users. I can see the day coming when I go back to Windows - at least Microsoft still sup[port the workplace.
In the meantime FLICKR works for me.
Although I just picked up a refurbished ThinkPad Core i5/8GB/128GB SSD for $250, I will never go back to a Windows machine for creative work, or for my primary workstation. I think El Capitan is really a beautiful, nicely refined OS, and I really could never go back.
I bought the ThinkPad to re-program PocketWizards in the field and to run some PC-only software (e.g., Freescan to program my police scanners), plus, to have a cheap FTP client and web-machine in the field, one that I can just throw into my trunk and not worry about (not something I do with my $2,200 MacBook Pro!).
While integrated iCloud storage is a nice idea, Apple’s plans are simply overpriced. I’m using Amazon Prime’s unlimited photo storage as a tertiary back-up venue (I also just signed up for an iDrive account). I also have an unlimited plan with SmugMug (which also uses Amazon EC2 servers) to service client deliverables.
Most of my pics are with FLICKR (1TB free) and back up on hard drive. Amazon is only available in the UK if Prime is taken out (or that is how it was last time I looked) so that is a no go. Don’t find Apples Cloud plans over the top at 200 gig for £2.49 per month and 1TB for £6.99 per month (inclusive of taxes).
I have Amazon Prime in the US which is $100/year. You get free two-day shipping on Amazon Prime items, on some items, free overnight or same-day shipping, Amazon Prime videos and movies, plus the unlimited photos storage. I also have iDrive, which is $59/year for 1TB of back-up storage (plus, unlimited devices/drives). I also have a hosted SmugMug account which is something like $12/month for an unlimited number of sites, plus unlimited photo storage.
Prime is £79 per year here (just looked). GIven all the add-ons that looks pretty good value I must say.
Yes, the main reasons I chose Amazon Prime are: 1.) I was already a member, and 2.) Amazon claims the largest B2B enterprise server farms in the US. Their EC2 Cloud Computing services are an industry stalwart, so this gave me confidence in their competence in managing large datasets.
I make enough small purchases throughout the year to make it worth the two-day, overnight, and same-day shipping benefits. They’re even starting to deliver on weekends. It’s great for when you want to buy a new-release Blu-Ray since they come the next day (at least if you live in Los Angeles). So, having Amazon Prime is a nice perk, if you can afford it.
My problem is that I buy through Amazon but rarely, so the delivery piece is worth nought to me:-) There does seem to be other benefits though so I will bethinking about it, especially as I have seen nothing Apple side to make me want to move from LR/PS.
You can still use sharing libraries or photo stream as you could with Aperture. Or isn’ that what you’re after ?