Synology DS Photo: Photos for all, everywhere




I have some years now the Synology NAS 710 +, one of the most enduring and best purchases I-validated in recent years that way. This NAS is not only for data storage or as a means of data a certain resilience to bring (when using RAID), but it makes you into a household with mixed media life may be slightly easier.

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Windows, Linux, OS X, Android , Windows Phone or iOS? Everything possible web access and apps you can find for these platforms. In this specific case, I have always annoyed me in the management of photos when I was on the road with various systems. Unfortunately Android does not offer any platform like iPhoto for OS X, but has either local or Google+ strengths. Here I ever had any synchronization tools set up, if I wanted to take photo folder from the device to the NAS or vice versa.

This may be a problem for single use, but I imagine even now a small family with 1 – before 2 kiddies and everyone in the household have computers, tablets or smartphones. Here, a central management appear reasonable. Synology offers for this purpose DS photo on your DiskStation as the apps for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. Here, users can even create your own photo-blog, but for now I leave it in the mere use as a photo servant in the local network.

This DS photo station must first be enabled in the package center:


Then accounts can be defined via the web interface. The default used on Synology NAS and set up accounts are taken as default. Here we have now already the first results achieved photos on the NAS can be separated according to users, are considered under OSX, Linux, Windows, and Co in the browser. It is all done relatively quickly in your own network, depending on the connection. Photos can be taken as normal on the corresponding folder sharing or the mobile apps in the app and the folder.

view album The mobile apps run in my opinion very good, but can, depending on platform, missing features. iOS users go here best, they have easily the possibility to use off-line albums. Even outside the local network, or offline, it is possible to access albums that were previously synced offline on the iPhone or iPad. Android at this point there is not, for example (for an auto-upload) – here I recommend then once the Android users a look at my posts can sync to cloud DS, a Synology application which computers and mobile devices to each other. Here is the Android user can then, for example, sync photo folder.

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ds-photo-ios You see, a NAS can do more than just be a tumber data storage, which is in a corner and does not perform great tasks. Though lacking the Android app yet synchronization for offline albums, but by the simultaneous use with DS cloud you can achieve a lot here. Whether the device is useful for a person, I let debatable, with several people in a household, however, this solution is definitely one of the better ones.

And you – how you manage your photos?

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