I have a new-ish Macbook Air with limited HD space. I take a lot of photos as a wannabe photographer. Even if I had more HD space, eventually I'd run out of space. I have and use Photostream, but I'm curious how other people manage their disk usage without losing images all together. Here's my usual process with photos:
- Take a crapton of photos w/ my DSLR.
- Import those photos into iPhoto (now Photos, of course) on my computer.
- Delete an embarrassingly high percentage of those photos.
- Edit the rest as needed.
- Organize them as desired.
- Share all of them via iCloud Photo Sharing.
- Share the ones I find particularly interesting or likable on Flickr.
This is all well and good, but about every 6 months or so I hit my (self-imposed) 64GB photo limit and now what? To date, my solution has been to archive that library to a MicroSD card and create a new library to start over again.
It's the last part that I just hate. I have to rebuild common folders/albums, smart albums and anything else that is not specific to any one 6 month period every time I start over.
Please tell me there's a better way.