I take photos on my iPhone and also an Olympus camera. With the Olympus I shoot RAW and develop in Lightroom. (I know this is excessive, but I enjoy the process.) Since Lightroom’s editing and organisation features are great (e.g. photo libraries split over multiple disks), I would like to keep using it as my “master” photo collection.
However, I have a new baby, and would like to be able to easily share photos (and videos if possible) with family members in some way which is smarter than just emailing photos around like it’s 2003
The only thing I can think to do is to periodically manually export jpegs from albums in Lightroom to a folder, manually import them to Apple Photos, and keep a text file telling me when I last did it so I avoid dupes.
Luckily my family are all Mac users, and I think there’s a way to have a privately shared photo stream with Photos (right?) But there must be a way to automate this, right?
Also, is there a better way to share photos privately than using Apple Photos? I don’t want family pics uploaded to Facebook, Instragram, Google etc. I trust Apple not to mistreat my private data, I don’t trust those other companies.
I’d love to know what people are doing to share their photos privately with family members, especially if they’re keeping the master copies in Lightroom.