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Is there any reason why you don't have the images on a single computer
and just access it via a short-cut? For example, have everything on PC 1
and place a short cut on PC 2 that actually runs the app from PC 1?
Otherwise you're rather stuck because you are trying to maintain two
databases and two sets of copies.
As you say, I am trying to maintain photos plus tags on both PC'c.
This is so as:-
1. To have an up-to-date backup of "photos plus tags" in case of a HDD failure. I already have a backup of "photos without tags."
2. To be able to add edited photos to APASE3.2 from photos on either PC [I already have the "photos without tags" on both PC's & am slowly adding them, after editing, to APASE3.2].
What I need ideally is software which will organise photos & which retains the tags when copying them. Is there such a program?
Failing that, your suggestion is better than what I am currently doing.
Thanks for your advice & interest,
Ohhhh... well, it seems you are definitely doing it the hard way then. I
would just back PSA up to the second computer... that would ensure
everything is completely intact. Or did I miss something again?
I'm afraid I'll have to show my ignorance again. How would I backup PSA to a second PC so that all the photos & tags would be retained? Which folders/files would I have to copy? Would I need to uninstall PSA from the PC to which the backup was being sent or just leave it "as is"?
Your advice is much appreciated,
Do you have any knowledge of any backup packages? If not, then I think
we should start by looking at what your needs might be. Often there are
free packages that for one's needs are just as good as paid packages...
On the other hand, sometimes they are not.
I use Acronis True Image to backup. What I really want to know is which folders/files I need to backup PSA.
Sorry for the delay Allan,
All you really need to do is back up wherever you placed the images
originally. The other important file is just the My Catalog.psa. You
will find the catalog in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter
Now... in reality, you only need to click "Get Photos" after you bring
the other photos over to the other computer and it will just import them
in... if you have tags etc... then you will need to back up and restore
Hope that helps.