1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 25, 2014 12:21 PM by dj_paige

    Lightroom or Photoshop Elements for administrating huge number of photos?

    mickey73

      Dear photo experts,

      at home, we have a huge number of photos we took over years. We are looking for a software able to organize all of them. We currently have:

      Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 (Mac)

      Adobe Lightroom 3 (Mac)

      However, for organizing photos we so far use none of them but a third software (here, we are not happy about how it handles our huge catalog of photos).

      Our photos are stored on a server (network attached storage), organized by date and event.

      I read that Adobe Photoshop Elements cannot organize photos stored on a network drive.

      Now my questions:

      - Can Adobe Lightroom organize photos stored on a network drive?

      - Is Adobe Lightroom capable to organize a huge amount of photos in one single catalog (separating them via tags)?

      What are your experiences?

      Thanks a lot!

      JMickey

        • 1. Re: Lightroom or Photoshop Elements for administrating huge number of photos?
          dj_paige Level 9

          I read that Adobe Photoshop Elements cannot organize photos stored on a network drive.

          I thought the opposite was true

           

          Can Adobe Lightroom organize photos stored on a network drive?

          As we say here in Rochester, NY, YES it can

           

           

          Is Adobe Lightroom capable to organize a huge amount of photos in one single catalog (separating them via tags)?

          Yes, this is one of Lightroom's strengths

           

          What are your experiences?

          I use Lightroom for all of my photo management (yes, I said ALL). I never use the operating system for photo management. Lightroom works great. People here in this forum who have much larger catalogs than I do (over 1/4 million photos) also use Lightroom to manage their photos.