Revel: Can I change the location of locally stored files?

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Can I change the location of locally stored files on my mac. For example could I keep a copy on an external hard drive instead of /pictures?
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Rob Sylvan, Champion

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It is not currently possible to customize the location of those files.
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Andy Anderson

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Appreciate the answer. And I LOVE Carousel. The only problem I'm having is that Carousel isn't really unlimited upload if my hard drive on my mac is only 300GB.

If I care about storing my files locally, I'm going to have to take 2 steps. Import my files into lightroom onto and external hard drive, then upload to carousel and deselect the "store locally" option.

Is that the recommended use for people with large libraries?
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This would through a wrench in the idea that I could just upload from an SD card. Hmm?
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Thomas M

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I'm currently importing my iPhoto library to Carousel. I choose not to store originals. The Carousel library gets bigger and bigger on my SSD but the space there is limited. I tied to move the library to my secondary hard drive but it doesn't seem to work. I tried to create a symlink to the moved library at it's original location but then I get a login error.

-> is it possible to move the library to an alternate location?
-> is it possible not to store the picture locally?

thank you.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Moving Carousel Library.
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Auke Rensen

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Allowing to customize the location of the locally stored library would be one of the best enhancements. The size of the library disallows me to fully make use of the functionality.
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Shawn Ingram

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I'm in the same boat.. In my current Lightroom workflow, once I finish post-production of photos from an outing/event/portrait shoot I move the folder to my NAS. The appeal of Carousel was the prospect of being able to access and pull photos from my library on my iPad and other computers that I don't have a Lightroom license. My Lightroom library currently takes up 500gb on my NAS. If it has to pull and save copies of the photos to all the devices it is used on, I'm not sure its even an option. Unless I'm misunderstanding how it syncs. My macbook is currently dead and since there is not yet a windows version, I'm unable to test it out.
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Thomas M

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I do not need the local files at all. My photos are organized with iPhoto. I love carousel as a cloud service.
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Andy Anderson

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I don't either so I chose "not" to save locally. But my library size is still HUGE even still.
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Luke Hosinski

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Hello

OK I it's a 2 step process to get images from LR3 to carousel.

Question: Can I relocate the Carousel files from username/pictures to another drive where my LR3 catalog and photos are?

Sidebar:
I buy stuff... I spent the $59 so I can vent a bit.
Adobe customers are power users or professionals. We send money for AI. LR3, and CS5.1 Suites. fonts etc. Now Carousel is far better than Photostream but it's still a consumer "don't blow yourself up" product.... Where designers think their users are idiots.

Now I'm having a logic attack here...... but LR3 can publish straight to Flickr, a different company, but LR3 cannot publish to the Adobe Cloud, same company? I realize you've heard this before......

Lastly, would it be too much to ask for Folder or Collections on Carousel?

Have a safe Holiday,

Thanks

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Carousel library location.
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Hi Luke,

Thanks for your feedback. The team is definitely listening.

Making Revel fit in more with products like Lightroom and more options for organization are things the team has on their radar:

Revel: support RAW and publish from Lightroom

Revel: Organize photos by attributes other than date captured
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Luke Hosinski

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Hi Jeffery,

Thanks for the links.... Multiple Carousel's helps....

Not being able to relocate the Carousel library... Not good for the backup plan.
I have a 4T Pegasus Thunderbolt RAID where all my images live.

Another consumer grade software limitation.

It's still a good product/service/value for a 1st cut.
I like it and I know that all this stuff is on the (jargon alert) roadmap.
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Hi Luke,

Adding to what Jeff said...

Regarding the place where originals are stored locally, we are trying to be a good sandboxing citizen on MacOS X Lion (particularly since Apple is pushing that hard) and while we strongly appreciate the desire to store images elsewhere, that isn't something that Apple's initial sandboxing model accounted for. But yes, it's something we would like to support.

As to why Carousel is the only product using its cloud on the backend, that's largely a matter of project schedules. We don't have more to say on this right now other than stay tuned.

And as for folders/collections, we see lots of opportunities to improve the organizational capabilities in Carousel but we want to proceed cautiously because it's way too easy to add lots of features that one then comes to regret later. Right now, we're working on a first cut at Events.

Hope this provides some insight into why things are the way they are, as well as where we're headed. I'm very happy you're finding value even in our 1.0. It's very clearly a "1.0" but we are really, really excited about where we'll be taking it in the future!

-Sumner Paine, product manager
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Hi Does this thread mean that if you have low local space on your Mac (20Gb) and have a large library of photos in an external drive you can't use the product? I keep getting low space errors.

Thanks,
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George Jonah

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Mac 10.68 max user and didn't realize the significance until I was hooked and now need a new computer
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Brian Thivierge

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My SSD based mac can't hold all my photos, I have several external drives that I'd like to back up to. Please add this functionality. Thanks
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HI Brian.

We realize there are limitations of storage on the newer Macbooks and that this makes storing all your files there difficult. This is on the wish list but is not currently available.

Pattie

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