October 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm #6083greenupParticipant
Yeah, yeah, I know, buzzword-itis, but hear me out. There are some good reasons out there for cloud stuff.
I know F-Stop isn’t a file manager, or a backup utility, it does Photos, and it does them Really Well. Only a small fraction of the gallery apps available even know what a Tag is, and the user experience they put around it is “unpleasant” only if you keep yourself to nice words.
But the photos on my phone are only a small part of the photos I own; there are the ones archived on the desktop computer, the ones from my wife’s phone, and my son’s, daughter’s, … These would be nice to be able to tag, organize, and view also. I can use the google drive app, but that really loses the point on tags and stuff.
Obviously, my poor phone can’t cache the whole cloud at full resolution; it’s almost time for me to push some of the pictures that are on it, off into the cloud right now, but the way F-Stop is right now, I will not be able to see or manage them anymore. (though I will still be able to see them in google’s “photos” app, if I can find what I want)
October 23, 2014 at 7:00 am #6092Jason SeelyeKeymaster
We understand the need for this and we do plan on adding cloud services such as Dropbox, Picasa, etc. in the future. Unfortunately, I cannot provide a timeline right now.
February 8, 2015 at 3:59 pm #6234Jakob MalmParticipant
I just thought I’d second this. This is something that I’m looking for too.
May 5, 2015 at 1:45 pm #6322greenupParticipant
Six months have passed, not sure what that qualifies as in internet time…
is the plan for the cloud still “in the cloud” or is it starting to precipitate?
July 5, 2015 at 10:50 am #6382Jason SeelyeKeymaster
It is coming… 🙂
BTW, now is a good time for “cloud” recommendations.
October 22, 2015 at 7:01 pm #6587cheesusParticipant
ownCloud support with some thumbnails offline cache mechanism would be nice 🙂
October 31, 2015 at 4:09 am #6593WouterParticipant
I have a Synology NAS, so would be nice to see webdav support.
October 31, 2015 at 6:33 am #6594Jakob MalmParticipant
I’d like to be able to use Flickr or some other similar service via F-stop. Working with metadata in e.g. Flickr’s own app and on the web isn’t anywhere close to being as easy as it is in F-stop. Dropbox would be another great service to interface.
November 10, 2015 at 3:20 pm #6600NixParticipant
Access via DLNA or FTP would be great to be open to various systems.
January 25, 2016 at 7:59 pm #6677TilRParticipant
Cloud support would be wonderful.
Some ideas or recommendations:
- it should be possible to only share a particular part of my photos with the cloud. e.g. only photos of smart album X.
- f-stop should be aware of the storage limits that might be exceeded easily and help the user to keep track of it. e.g. give warnings at a particular threshold.
- WebDAV would be nice
- some way of joint usage of cloud storage witj other f-stop users (e.g. my wife’s phone) would be great.
May 31, 2016 at 3:36 pm #6805rainerinmucParticipant
When thinking about all these nice “cloudy” connections I want to push focus on the drawbacks of this connectivity:
a lot of users are moving away from app like “QuickPic” and come to F-Stop… just exactly for this reason – because F-Stop does NOT use cloud connections so far.
So, to please both parties (the cloud lovers and the cloud dislikers) I suggest to implement cloud support as optional plugins that poeple CAN install, but do not have to if they dont want cloud support.
This could e.g. work like in other apps (see e.g. Total Commander and its related plugins for different cloud connections: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ghisler.android.TotalCommander)
May 31, 2016 at 4:58 pm #6806cheesusParticipant
@rainerinmuc What’s the point? If you don’t like cloud connectivity, just don’t configure it. It won’t steal your files by itself 😉
June 1, 2016 at 3:38 am #6809danielsonParticipant
My case – I have a load of photos on my NAS. It would be great to have at least one suitable service available to access my NAS files – photos directly from my tablet with f-stop to rate them and sort them out.
I’m waiting for that function.
I don’t use cloud services because they are size restricted. I can imagine other people might use cloud for many reasons (I used to).
June 1, 2016 at 5:06 am #6810rainerinmucParticipant
@cheesus: providing cloud integrations via separate plugins has the advantage to keep the required permissions of F-Stop at a minimum. So, users do not have to trust the developers of F-Stop to not stealing data, they just can SEE, there is not even a technical possibility to do this… if the original F-Stop e.g. does not use cloud connections or network access but only plugins do this. And if I do not use the plugins, I explicitly know, my data is save.
BTW: F-Stop at the moment in fact HAS access to the SD card and full network access… so I cannot control what it probably is doing with my data…. it could send it to everywhere in the internet.
July 4, 2016 at 3:14 pm #6821kricke_deParticipant
Is there any timeline yet for realising access to cloud storage or Nas? I also could neEd this feature 😀
Thanks a lot
March 1, 2018 at 1:40 pm #7288othniParticipant
I have a Microsoft Office 365 subscription that includes 1Tb of cloud storage with Onedrive. The bundle is good value so I am not motivated to use other cloud services.
May 7, 2019 at 9:27 am #7673FirstGeekDannyParticipant
It would save me a ton of space on my phone if I could connect smart albums to folders in the cloud
May 17, 2020 at 6:38 pm #7857xerosParticipant
Are there any plans for saving metadata (especially as XMP in JPEG files) on cloud drives?
(even at least on existing SMB support)
I miss that very much as I have very limited space in my phone, without card slot and I have to move all photos to NAS shortly after taking some photos since years.
May 17, 2020 at 7:52 pm #7858xerosParticipant
Well, actually F-Stop is not even reading XMP & JPEG + Exif tags from cloud drive (which it saved itself locally, then files have been moved to cloud drive) – tested on SMB.
August 4, 2020 at 11:42 am #7935psParticipant
Editing metadata i the cloud would be a killer feature! I cannot find any other app that does this except Lightroom, but LR is pretty closed and stores everything in Abode’s cloud. If there was an ability to edit XMP/Exif data on cloud drives directly it would be a much more interoperable solution!
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