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Where to store photos when collaborating with others?

New Here ,
Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020

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Hi I'm learning CC and working with a few others on some projects in Illustrator and Indesign.  We have a ton of photos to work with that are currently stored in Google Drive (probably a few dozen GB).  We already have copies of all of the files synced to our respective computers through Google Drive.  Do most people back all of this up to Creative Cloud libraries when working with others or can we work from the copies stored in Google Drive (e.g. will linking work)?  I wasn't sure exactly how linked files worked (since our local copies of the files will have different paths due to being on differently named drives, in differently named folders, etc.).

 

Everything I'm seeing about Creative Cloud libraries makes it seem like it's more for commonly use graphics.

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Cloud storage web assets, Collaboration, Creative Cloud, File sync, Libraries, New user

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020
Google drive is a product from a third party company (ie Google...) so you need to use what your OS offers to access the files. Creative Cloud creates a shared access to the files when shared. For performance reasons, files are cached on your local drive. Also libraries create a kind of shared place inside of the creative cloud (if shared with other users) where you can share things like colours, brushes, symbols etc. That space is inherently used by Adobe applications and cannot be replicat...

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LEGEND ,
Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020

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I have no idea about your actual question, CC Libraries and the Adobe storage system. But to not have complete backups of all your files, stored either locally, external drives, NAS, or on multiple Cloud storage systems is a very Bad thing.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020

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Google drive is a product from a third party company (ie Google...) so you need to use what your OS offers to access the files.

 

Creative Cloud creates a shared access to the files when shared. For performance reasons, files are cached on your local drive.

 

Also libraries create a kind of shared place inside of the creative cloud (if shared with other users) where you can share things like colours, brushes, symbols etc. That space is inherently used by Adobe applications and cannot be replicated by using third party cloud services.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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See Creative Cloud file storage quota.

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/file-storage-quota.html

 

Good backups are like good shoes, you can never have too many of them.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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