Does anyone have sort of an overarching photo organizing system that they like?
I am an advanced amateur photographer. I have a DSLR and a compact camera and an iPhone. I'm using a mishmash of Aperture, "Photos" and just folders for photo organization. Obviously Aperture is going, going, gone and I need to change horses at some point.
I really hate Adobe, so it would be difficult to convince me to go that route.
All of my photos fit so far on my 1TB drive on my iMac. It's a bit tight right now, with a big video project, but I'm going to migrate those files off. I shoot a lot of RAW. Most of my photos are for my family and friends, and for social media, especially Flickr. I rarely print any photos.
I'm paying for the 200 GB tier on Apple's iCloud photo storage, which is working out nicely for sharing between devices. I have the iMac, MacBook Air and iPhone sharing the photos from iCloud. That works pretty well.
I have some photo tools that work only with Aperture (or, maybe, the Adobe tools), and some that work only with Photos, and some that work stand-alone. My general strategy has been to put photos in Aperture for initial sorting and barting. I then will take the best of those and migrate them to Photos for sharing and enjoyment. I find the organizational tools in Photos to be very weak. More casual shots just go straight into Photos.
I shoot some special events, such as airshows, where I like and keep a lot more photos in Aperture than I want to migrate to Photos, for several reasons: (1) I just don't want to clog up my Photo library with all those photos (2) I don't want to pay to store them on iCloud, (3) I do want to have them where I can find them when needed.
Solutions might mention: What should I keep in the cloud and what locally? Do you use a NAS or RAID? What's the new, cool photo organizing software app or cloud app these days?