I am a complete novice when it comes to Adobe. My first project was fraught with setbacks and in the end I had to have someone else finish the lose ends to get to the printer in time. My questions I'm sure are basic but I want to move ahead on my current project knowing that what has already been done will stay in tact.
I am working to clean up my clients Lightroom CC in preparation for transferring the photos to her MAC as a second location.
Background: My client is in her mid 70's and is the remaining member of her immediate family. Many years back she was given the family photos that had been collected by several family members. Somewhere in the range of 12,000 beginning with family photos from the 1930's or earlier. She has laboriously scanned all the photos in TIFF format to LightRoom CC. This project took her several years, even logging all names of those photographed and locations where pictures were taken. She now has archival quality photos she wants to share with the next generations.
Current Project: When she started the project, she says she was told she had to create a MAC format and a PC format of each TIFF photo. This was explained to me when I opened LRcc and found 70,000 photos. Many pictures had 3-4 duplicates which she says are the different formats. I am in charge of scaling this down with the following goals in mind. I have included my questions under each goal.
- Ensure that each family member has the highest quality photo possible.
- I understand that TIFF is archival and print quality. I also know that this format is cumbersome for the way that most people want to use photos today (easy access while using limited space on varying devices, ability to share via email, iPhoto, social media, etc.) Is it possible to easily share the photos at the current quality? In the process of sharing (by email, iPhoto....) will the photos automatically be converted into JPEG? If they are shared as TIFF will they use up to much storage for the average family member?
2. Not losing MAC and PC formats if they are needed.
- Are these needed? I was under the impression that sharing digital photos was universal now. Can I delete all of the copies, keeping just the original TIFF
scan per photo without impeding universal viewing and access to the TIFF quality?
- The photos seem to be uploading from LRcc to iPhotos in the TIFF format. Will they stay TIFF when sent out or posted somewhere or be converted to
One last thing. She would also like for the information of who is in the photo to be visible with the photo (not just accessible thru the info box).
Perhaps as a banner or copy below each photo. is there a was this can be done in LRcc?
Thank you in advance for your suggestions and solutions.