Revel: Space on desktop computer and consequences

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All my photos are on my desktop computer in a folder. If upload these to carousel and choose "store locally" does that mean I'll have 2 copies of all my photos on my desktop - I mean one in the original folder, and one in the carousel library?
This would take up a lot of space! what happens if I don't "save locally" anywhere? would I still have my original in my folder on my desktop? Would I still be able to access all my pics on carousel from my ipad? What would the consequences be?
All info most welcome as I don't see any info on this anywhere.
cheers
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Hi mc c,

There would be two copies for photos which were imported into Adobe Carousel from that desktop system, both the original and the one in the carousel library (if you had the option turned on to store local copies, which is on by default). Yes, this could potentially take up a lot of space. It stores copies of all imported photos from all devices with that setting.

Here are some additional resources that might be useful for you:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/people/...
http://www.adobe.com/products/carouse...

Hope that helps,

-Dave
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many thanks for your answer. So, I could have all my originals on my desktop (knowing it's my "photo computer" so I will only work on my photos on that computer, my workflow is unchanged) and upload my photos to carousel so I could see them/show them on my ipad. Would I be ok if I don't "store local copies" on any machine?

many thanks
mc
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Hi mc c,

Sorry for the late reply, I missed your follow-up question. Yes, if you are storing all the originals on a specific system and didn't want to use the "store local copies" feature for space reasons, you can just turn it off on all your mac desktops.

-Dave
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Hello David,

My local space on the Mac is VERY tight local HD on my mac (less than 10Gbs left) and I have a large library of pictures in an external drive, is there a way of getting them to the Revel cloud without storing it locally in the Mac? I just don't have the space.

Thanks,

David
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@David Calcano
I can't give you a definitive answer to this question but I can tell you from experience that it should be possible to do what you need to do if you are prepared to jump through some hoops.

When you upload a picture, as well as storing a copy of the picture in the cloud, a copy is also stored in the Revel Library file in your "Pictures" folder. This will chew up your free space as you upload.

However, if you are not relying on Adobe to store the only copy of each of your pictures, you could untick the "Keep all originals" toggle and then delete the library file to avoid it getting too big. Next time you start Revel, it will recreate a new blank library file and will download a thumbnail of each photo but it won't download any pictures at full resolution unless or until you try to "Develop" a picture when it will download a full res version to apply crops and other adjustments to.

You may have to do this more than once if your library of pictures is significantly larger than your 10GB free space.

Government Health Warning - I haven't actually tried this myself but I'm 95% sure this will work. I recommend you test on a small batch of pictures before you upload your whole library.

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