2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2017 10:21 AM by waynew96519257

    Using PSE Albums with icloud & apple devices

    waynew96519257

      Working on a problem for a friend

       

      Background

      Part 1 - PSE

      we are planning on purchasing an imac and buying PSE for OSX

      then I will be able to backup all the catalog with Albums Tags etc and restore onto the iMac

      I know that works as i was able to try that out in a shop recently

       

      I would then have 1000's of photos in 100s of albums onto the iMac and get rid of the windows PC

       

      So thats solved above

       

      part 2 - icloud

      going forward he will be using an iphone for all his photos and droping the compact camera

      And the Photos App works really well and gets everything into albums which he uses all the time

       

      Part 3 - the issue

      a) We have PSE with albums on the iMac

      b) We have Photos and icloud with loads of albums on the iphone (256GB) and sync across to an ipad

       

      Happy to drop PSE - but how do i get PSE to work with icloud , so we can get all those albums onto the iphone and ipad and still use icloud photo library going forward

       

      He just wants all the OLD Legacy photo Albums and all the NEW photoo albums available on all devices

      iMac, Iphone and Ipad

       

      thanks

        • 1. Re: Using PSE Albums with icloud & apple devices
          MichelBParis Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          waynew96519257  wrote

           

          He just wants all the OLD Legacy photo Albums and all the NEW photoo albums available on all devices

          iMac, Iphone and Ipad

          You previous post:

          PSE migrated from windows to imac

          If that was possible, I am sure expert Mac users here would have already answered.

          The basic fact is that the information stored in each data management system is closed to the other one.

          Part of the information like tags, captions or ratings can be written in the metadata section of the files themselves. Managing softwares can retrieve them under certain conditions. The word 'album' does not mean the same thing in both environments and is not stored in the files themselves.

           

          What can you expect now, knowing you can't manage both systems at the same time?

          It seems likely that you'll opt for the Mac solution and forget the Elements organization.

           

          I can't speak for the Mac apps, but for ANY other external managing software, the usual solution is based on creating in the organizer a folder hierarchy structure mimicing your albums structure. Since albums are not stored in the files themselves, the image files of an album have to be stored in a dedicated folder to be recognized. You can easily move the files in an album to a new empty folder, but that would be a hard job for hundreds of albums. On the other hand, in the Organizer, albums are lists. You can include the same file in several albums created for different purposes; then you would create duplicates...

          • 2. Re: Using PSE Albums with icloud & apple devices
            waynew96519257 Level 1

            thanks

             

            the shame of it, is that itunes supports pse albums

            and so you can write those out to an ipad using itunes

            so apple have thought about it

             

            forgot i posted before, but now i know i can get all pse on a mac, as i have done this on a mac with my sample

            would be really good to move that extra step

             

            What can you expect now, knowing you can't manage both systems at the same time?

            It seems likely that you'll opt for the Mac solution and forget the Elements organization.

             

            164gb of photos and albums for the last 15years - is difficult to forget