Replace Google to backup Android and iOS photos
I personally decided to use iCloud. The AI recognition technology for text, objects and persons works well and is implemented privacy friendly (i.e. on-device). The sync is reliable. icloud Fotos, however, is not (yet) e2e encrypted https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202303
I use Emby for Photo storage. Note that the auto upload functionality requires Emby premiere - https://emby.media/premiere.html . The main downside in Emby for me is that it is not optimized as a photo app (it's more a movies app). It does not have a way to "manage" files. Moving files around from the auto upload directory into albums is a pain. As a workaround, we are working to fix our filemanager for this (https://forum.cloudron.io/topic/6655/what-s-coming-in-7-3)
Other than that, I have been using Emby for 2-3 years now. The mobile app works well and chrome cast also works well to put up pictures on the tv.
I would love to sort them by the date taken (from EXIF data).
Yeah, that'd be nice.
I've recently experimented with automatically putting them in year/ month folders (in the auto upload options) which is working for me for now.
But for better photo management, I think we need a purpose built tool like PhotoPrism
Maybe this could be a temporary but valid solution using Nextcloud https://rayagainstthemachine.net/linux administration/nextcloud-photos/ (read the part about Exiftool).
I will try this week
The method I linked above works, but it has a big drawback: each time the script runs it reprocess ALL files in the folder and subfolders, which is a waste of resources in my case.
I have two ideas in mind:
- Keep the
InstantUploadfolder created by the Andoird client as a temporary folder, and edit the script to process the images in it and move them to a different
MobileBackupfolder every hour.
- Use Nextcloud flows in conjunction with the Workflow external script to use a similar script and process each file as soon as it's uploaded in a specific folder.
I will do some tests (maybe not soon) and report back.
- Keep the
I will probably end up with a different solution
It sorts pictures by date taken
Has a better UI than NextCloud (personal opinion)
It is a lot faster in previewing images
Works with the Nextcloud desktop and Android client (or any other app that supports webdav)
Can organize photos in albums and collections (I am not really interested in this, but it's a nice to have)
I hope that it will officially come to Cloudron at some point.