I was a fan of Picasa. Quick photo viewer, great for a 'folder only slideshow.
I’m still in the folders and files world, so would prefer that my photos remain in this format. I can simply go to “2012-> FIFA World Cup → Finals photos” and see photos. If Apple Photos open, the edits should reflect in the folder structure as well.
At times, we’ll share photos with people who don’t own a Mac or an iPhone. So directly copying a folder to a thumb drive is an added benefit.
All my photos are on a Samsung T7 1TB that also contains my files and is always connected to the Mac mini.
Photos from iPhone are also automatically uploaded to OneDrive (Camera Upload). That acts as a decent backup. The T7 is also backed up using Carbon Copy Cloner.
Not big into editing photos.
We’re an iPhone family and have a 200GB iCloud storage plan.
Photos + Videos size is around 600GB
(i) What would the best photo management workflow be? I’d love a folder->file structure and the benefit of a Photos search ability but also with a quick preview/slideshow (like Picasa).
(ii) How are you handling sharing pictures with family and friends?
(iii) Realistically, can we have a workflow that’s good for cross-platform and easy?
(iv) Can a single photo library be used on multiple Macs?
Tech: M1 Mac Mini 256GB/8GB, MacBook Pro 8GB, 512GB, iPhone SE 2020, iPhone X