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  • BigPhilipK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are correcting what you believe is wrong. That is an opinion.

     

    However, I did not mention the possibility of keeping the originals separate from iPhoto or Aperture. As you state that is a VERY bad idea.

     

    Do a web search. You will find most reviewers agreeing with me. Some still are willing to put up with the Containers to gain Aperture's advantages.

     

    Still large databases is Aperture's Achilles heel. Only an Apple fan boy would deny it.

     

    Containers cause difficulties in cross platform use, backups, and syncing! Third party software will work for a while in syncing and then a new update of iPhoto will break it.

     

    Great programs, bad containers.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,950 points)

    With (diminishing) respect:

     

    I do not anywhere state that keeping the originals separate from the Library is a bad idea (VERY or otherwise) in the case of Aperture. Quite the opposite, in fact. Aperture is quite capable of managing referenced masters spread across multiple disks. So, no Achilles heel there. I can do a web search for most things - including 'is the earth flat' and I'll get some hits. No, I disagree, knowledgeable reviewers do not agree with you. It's just not true.

     

    Further, containers are not designed for cross platofrm use. There is no where that Apple claim that either iPhoto or Aperture are cross platform apps. You're clutching at straws now. And no, back ups and syncing are perfectly possible with containers, you just need to learn how. I back up containers for iPhoto, Aperture, DevonThink to multiple locations using three different apps - Time Machine, SuperDuper and Forklift - and all of these are incremental back ups.

     

    And, you know, name calling doesn't make you any more plusible.

  • BigPhilipK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Terence Devlin wrote:

     

    Further, containers are not designed for cross platofrm use. There is no where that Apple claim that either iPhoto or Aperture are cross platform apps.

     

    And, you know, name calling doesn't make you any more plusible.

     

    Game, set, match.

     

    You just proved why these programs are not right to use in the work environment.

     

    Adobe learned that years ago.

     

    Apple knows that with iTunes.

     

    You have to be designed for cross plantform use for the real world.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,950 points)

    You have to be designed for cross plantform use for the real world.

     

    1997 called and was looking for an argument that wasn't true then either. 'Nuff said.

  • BioRich Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Just an FYI, iPhoto sent to my Drobo5N isn't allowing iTunes to sync photos.  I believe it's a permissions issue, but since it's on the LAN, I can't mess with its own permissions.  Disk Utility doesn't see it anyway. 

     

    Using a local single disk (Thunderbolt, USB, etc.), doesn't address the issue of the disk going bad.  I lost an iTunes library that way.  Instantly gone. 

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,950 points)

    iPhoto sent to my Drobo5N isn't allowing iTunes to sync photos.

     

    That would come under the following:

     

    iPhoto needs to have the Library sitting on disk formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Users with the Library sitting on disks otherwise formatted regularly report issues including, but not limited to, importing, exporting, saving edits and sharing the photos.

     

    See this article

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS5168

     

    for more. Note also the comment:

     

    “Additionally, storing the iPhoto library on a network rather than locally on your computer can also lead to poor performance or data loss.”

     

     

    Using a local single disk (Thunderbolt, USB, etc.), doesn't address the issue of the disk going bad.  I lost an iTunes library that way.  Instantly gone.

     

    Correct. A single copy of anything is working without a back up, and that's never wise. Mulitple redundant copies on mulitple HDs are the only protection against hardware failure.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (130,275 points)

    One of the DAM apps that is cross platform capable and can have the source files on a server is Media Pro 1.  There's a demo version you can try.  With it the source files can be placed on a server and the catalog file (think library without the original files) are on the computer.  The catalog file can be used for organizing even with the source file not available.  Actually you can do anything that does not require the full sized image file.

     

    There's also another Mac application that operates similar to Media Pro 1, i.e. has the source files on a server and works from a "catalog" file, IDimager | Photo Supreme | Cross Platform, Single and Multi User Digital Asset Management Software.. It has a single user and multi user version. There's a demo version available also.

     

    I use MP 1 for my primary DAM needs and iPhoto for special projects like books, calendars, etc.

     

    OT

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