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Your broader photo ecosystem

RobOK

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Hello,

With the new versions, not sure where to post this. This is an open ended post, not a specific question.

LR is the core of my post processing but I am more and more thinking about the whole ecosystem, somewhat inspired by this podcast/blog from Martin Bailey: https://www.martinbaileyphotography.com/wp-comments-post.php where he exports photos to Apple Photos and then has a merged set with his iPhone pictures (although he says he keeps a clean feed of iPhone images). I was going to explore this approach but maybe with Google Photos.

I have been spending more time thinking about how to USE my photos. This is a couple of related threads:

* Web galleries -- currently do this in Zenfolio. It's okay but boring.
* Slideshows -- currently do this in Zenfolio or LR Mobile
* interested in replacing slideshows with Photo Stories (Adobe Spark, Exposure, Medium), have not done much with this
* Books -- did this more in the past
* Printing -- have not done enough of this at home or with service
* Social Media - I usually only post mobile shots to FB or Insta

I have maybe 12 years of images in Lightroom, lightly tagged and somewhat organized. The old photos sit fairly dormant.

I like Jeffrey Friedl's plugins that can make captions out of names and dates, but have not thought about how to weave that in (I have a lot of family pictures) Jeffrey's "People Support" Lightroom Plugin

EDIT: another thing I look at are journaling tools like Day One. More for posterity or my daughter to look back on one day.

I don't have a specific question, but more exploring how people get photos OUT of LightRoom and what tools/platforms they use beyond LR.

Cheers,
Rob.
 
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tspear

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I am in the starting process to migrate to digital picture frames. The home we moved too a year ago has many fewer walls for images. So.....
The goal will be to replace probably approaching a hundred printed images with a few larger digital pictures frames. I have a couple of small ones I am playing with. The goal is to find some that sense no one is present and shutdown. Also need to work out the update method.... Kodak has a cool solution I setup for my parents. Not sure I am going to use it.
Otherwise, I still use JAlbum to generate a family website, Jeff F. plugins to publish to FB, Mixbook for the occasional book. And every couple of years I make calendar's for family as part of the Christmas presents.

Tim
 

RobOK

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I primarily build web galleries on Smugmug with their publishing plugin. I use that to deliver to people as well as a general archive people can search.

The flow from ingestion through delivery in the publishing plugin is very automated and very thorough, and I will hate it if I have to break it up into multiple tools.
 
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