We have a MacBook Pro, 2 iPads, 2 iPhones. All are basically at their storage capacity. Currently, all of the photos on our iPads and iPhones are replicated on the Mac’s Photos Library. I’m in the process of moving all of my photos off of the Mac and onto an external wired SSD drive.
I want to copy all the photos on the Mac/iPads/iPhones to the mpwp, so that they can be viewed, edited or deleted from any of the 5 devices. All future photos and video footage would be directly downloaded onto the mpwp via cameras’ SD cards. They would remain on the mpwp for viewing from any of the 5 devices, and would be edited with final copies being made to the Mac’s external SSD drive. All photos would be removed from the iPhones and iPads because presumably as long as they are within wifi range of the mpwp, they would be viewable. This would solve my storage capacity issues on our mobile devices.
I can’t copy the existing Photos Library over to the mpwp because it’s incompatible with exfat file format on the mpwp. I assume I could reformat the mpwp, but I’m worried about losing some of the mpwp functionality especially Plex. I also would prefer not losing accessibility from a PC particularly to the Plex server. Is this a legitimate concern?
I am not wed to the Mac Photos Library and would be open to alternatives. Are there any?