2 Replies Latest reply on May 2, 2017 9:48 AM by HarringtonWest

    Using iCloud for Original images

    HarringtonWest

      iMac OS Sierra v.10.12.4

       

      I moved my original images into iCloud as  "Pictures on iCloud".

      By doing this I inadvertently  broke all of the links to Organizer .

      How do I point PSE11 Organizer to "Pictures on iCloud" as the source of the Original images.

      "Pictures on iCloud" is not listed in the right hand panel in the Reconnect Missing Files window that opens when I click on an image in the Organizer Grid, and it will not let me add this folder  to the list.

        • 1. Re: Using iCloud for Original images
          MichelBParis Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          HarringtonWest  wrote

           

          iMac OS Sierra v.10.12.4

           

          I moved my original images into iCloud as  "Pictures on iCloud".

          By doing this I inadvertently  broke all of the links to Organizer .

          How do I point PSE11 Organizer to "Pictures on iCloud" as the source of the Original images.

          "Pictures on iCloud" is not listed in the right hand panel in the Reconnect Missing Files window that opens when I click on an image in the Organizer Grid, and it will not let me add this folder  to the list.

          The organizer can't link to files 'in the cloud', be it iCloud or other similar cloud hosting applications like Windows OneDrive or Dropbox.

          Moving a whole library without a backup first is very imprudent.

          The problem with the 'Cloud' is that transfer is very low compared to external drives and that if you need a lot of space, hosting may be expensive.

          So, what is possible with OneDrive or Dropbox  (I can use both) or similar, is to store your library locally (can be an external drive) and let the software do the 'synching' to the Cloud. The organizer simply links to the local files. The files on the cloud can be accessed from other devices. I have also synchronized two computers with DropBox: what is entered in a computer is updated automatically in the other computer. There is no automatic synching of catalogs but your libraries are synched.

          From what I have read about iCloud, there is an option to synchronize, but it seems that lacks flexibility.

          • 2. Re: Using iCloud for Original images
            HarringtonWest Level 1

            Thank you, Michel.  I shall create a copy in iCloud and then move the Original Folder  back to its Hard Drivel location, and use iCloud as back-up.