Alexey Syukosev, on 30 January 2017 - 09:20 AM, said:
All NAS systems contains low-level performance processors. These processors completely fits all needs for file operations (Copy, Move, Delete). Daminion Server it is not the just system for file operation (Move, Delete, Copy). Daminion Server needs to open files, search in files, write to files, generate preview and thumbnails, operate with high-loaded queries to DB. NAS processors will dramatically decrease Daminion Server performance.
OK so would you like me to give you a demo of Synology Photo Station doing all those things on my entry level NAS?
In fact, if you would like to download DS Photo to your PC / tablet / phone I will give you a time limited login to my system, so you can see for yourself. I sat in my son's house yesterday and logged him into Photo Station as a remote user and response was excellent. OK it could be faster, but with no comparable cloud
offering it's totally acceptable. It'll even run reasonably well on my phone over 4G.
Indexed search is as fast on Photo Station as it is is on Daminion's PC client. I can show you it opening files, writing to files, generating previews and thumbnails, tagging with keywords, doing face recognition, geolocating. In short, for the prosumer, there is only one thing that Photo Station can't do that Daminion can, and that is provide proper support for metadata tags.
In Synology, the People tag can only be applied by lassoing a face and entering a name and Locations can only be assigned by geotagging. There is no concept of Events, Categories or the myriad other tags that Daminion Supports. But prosumers are generally not interested in many of those.
Photo Station can be forced to support any category you want though, by converting it to a keyword. They are flattened, not hierarchical, which creates some UX issues, but it works. And it has mobile apps.
For prosumers like me, Daminion's strength is its metadata management. Port your capabilities to Synology and we have the best of both worlds. Synology recently killed of its own blog software in favour of a WordPress portation. Who knows, with Daminion on Synology that might do the same for Photo Station? :)
Daminion is a fabulous concept, but Client / Server is so 1990's. :)