News, discussion, and community support for Synology devices. I create albums and share those albums with other users on my NAS. Advertising:Certain offers on this page may promote our affiliates, which means WunderTech earns a commission of sale if you purchase products or services through some of our links provided. This is somewhat strange since it seems that Synology favors playing media files directly from the NAS, even if the file is stored on the local device. This is a fairly important feature to many, so it's a little odd that something like this isn't . Only DS918+ need this fix,since DS3615xs doesn't support GPU acceleration. This post was updated on Tuesday / December 21st, 2021 at 1:02 PM, Support my work Marius Bogdan Lixandru mariushosting Is the Ideal Resource for Sysadmins & NAS Geeks Copyright 2019 2023 All Rights Reserved. The timeline Synology offers is helpful and easy to navigate but is fully based on the metadata specified in the photo/video file. VERDICT: If your metadata is detailed, Synology Photos will crawl in everything and display it as you would expect. Viewing preferences See your photos chronologically or according to folder structure. Create albums full of precious moments, share your perfectly framed shots, and store them safely on your Synology NAS. It is too hard to fix this manually now (by selecting the photos and removing them from the album of the person). This is ideal for large-scale collaborative projects or freelancers working with clients. A tag already exists with the provided branch name. Setup is a bit more complex then installing Photos. "Seems Synology Photos uses OpenCV's DNN to make face recognition works. I started migrating photos from an existing NAS (running DSM6.2/moments) over to the new one; before copying the photos, I ensured that "Enable facial recognition" under the "Personal Space" section was enabled as I wanted faces to be auto-recognised. Fixed an issue where certain H.264 videos cannot be played. The backup settings are clear and can be configured to require Wi-Fi or charging, and duplicate files can automatically be skipped (if they already exist on your NAS). Conditional albums can be created as well, These albums can be created from the Personal or Shared Space, and automatically updated from a specific folder or keywords (names, geolocations, tags). #1. Make sure only your intended recipients can view files and albums by setting access passwords or expiration dates when sharing links. Scan this QR code to download the app now. By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform. However, since Android successfully backs up photos/videos in the background without user intervention, its a toss-up. Supports deleting original files in albums. You can click the Account icon, go to Settings > Global, and tick Allow users to enable the People album. It is your choice. When a custom event has been detected, a command can be issued by the system. Sort, organize, and build beautiful albums in any way you want. Or Moments must be moved to DSM 7 too. There are two Shared Space Access Permissions Entry and Management. Relive precious moments from any browser, while on the go, or from the comfort of your living room couch. The final downside is that video files will not play using a native video player on the application itself (I dont think the app has a native video player). Folders can be created inside of the Shared Space as well, with full permission options to publicly or privately share a folder. As I finished with my iPhone photos backup, I have created an account for my wife and her face recognition worked fine but at a certain moment it stopped working. For the google coral AI stick, it seems not compatible with OpenCV and itsDNN. This does help the tool when youre uploading future pictures, so future additions should be categorized better, but there is a massive cleanup that must initially occur. Seriously, it's correctly picked out faces, far away, turned sideways, partially obscured Scan this QR code to download the app now. No reproduction without permission. Automatic face recognition and tagging in the People album may increase resource consumption. The original DSM 6.2 packages must be running the following versions for their data and configurations to be migratable: Synology Moments: 1.3.0-0691 and above (minimum DSM version: 6.2.1-23824), Supports photo and video display in chronological order or by folder structure, Supports changing the thumbnail size in Folder view, Provides intuitive move, copy, and download features, Supports editing dates, times, descriptions, tags, and ratings of photos and videos, Supports adding photos to multiple albums without creating duplicates, Supports conditional albums that automatically add matching photos, Supports the exclusion of uploading and displaying specified file extensions, Supports sharing albums with customizable permissions, Allows users to view and manage albums shared with/by others, Shared Space can be opened to selected users for collaboration, Supports Public folder links that allow users to share portfolios with others, Supports limiting the sharing ability of non-admin users, Provides the following Quick Filters: File type, Date taken, People, Geolocation, Tag, Rating, Camera, Lens, Focal length, Exposure time, Aperture, and ISO, Supports search by keywords using: file names, dates, and special formats such as 360 photos/videos or Live Photos, Automatically groups photos into five albums: People, Places, Tags, Videos, and Recently Added, Facial recognition enables users to name, hide, or merge detected faces in People albums (See limitation 1), Supports drag-and-drop upload of photos, videos, and folders (See limitation 2, 3, 4), Supports thumbnail generation via browsers to reduce server load and boost display speed, Image formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, RAW (3fr, arw, cr2, cr3, crw, dcr, dng, erf, k25, kdc, mef, mos, mrw, nef, orf, ptx, pef, raf, raw, rw2, sr2, srf), TIFF, HEIC (See limitation 5), Video formats: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DivX, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, MTS, M2TS, M2T, QT, WMV, XviD, To ensure system performance, facial recognition is only supported on certain models. Final Thoughts Synology Photos Overview & Review, How to Replace a Failed Drive on a Synology NAS, How to Access a Synology NAS Remotely with DDNS, How to Empty the Recycle Bin on a Synology NAS. Outside of the backup process, the application allows you to view your Personal Space, Shared Space, and Albums, as well as share photos/videos with other users. There is an automatic backup feature that allows you to automatically back up new pictures that are taken directly to your NAS. Having an easy-to-use platform does not come at the expense of security. VERDICT: Each individual can maintain their own personal photo/video library and share any photos or albums that theyd like. Compatible with 7,500 types of IP cameras; easily add video analysis function to your existing cameras. 7. The library which Synology uses can call different NN model according to different Synology models, and uses GPU to speed up. Synology already expected that there will be a lot of complaints yet they went ahead and removed it anyways is a good indication that they are receiving far more complaints offering facial recognition on low end models than they would by removing it. Please set the original tasks to back up Synology Photos instead. Synology Photos is compatible with DSM 7.0 and above. With its multiple display options, intelligent facial recognition, a Personal Space for each user, and the Shared Space that can be tailored to fit various sharing scenarios, you can now have full control over file access and never miss a great moment. While I compared Synology Photos to Google Photos in many areas, its somewhat unfair to say that Synology Photos is lacking in these areas because they might not want to compete in some of them. The following models do not support Live Photo video conversion and will show all Live Photos as still photos: 14 series: RS814, RS214, DS414, DS414slim, DS414j, DS214+, DS214, DS214se, DS114, For more information on the supported metadata standards, please refer to, Supports moving and copying photos in folders, Supports browsing and managing photos in a timeline mode, Supports rating, tagging, and adding descriptions to photos, Supports displaying photos in map view in the Places album, Supports quickly selecting and sharing mobile photos through a link with password protection and expiration date options, Supports viewing photos in slideshow mode, Supports casting photos to TVs via Chromecast or AirPlay, Supports naming, hiding, and merging detected faces in the People album, Supports browsing previously viewed photos offline, Supports file conversion by mobile devices to speed up thumbnail generation and enhance video compatibility, Supports switching the video playback quality between speed first and quality first, To enhance the backup efficiency of iOS devices, please enable notifications for Synology Photos and connect your device to the charger, When multiple iOS devices share an iCloud storage but the synchronization of photos between devices delay, Synology Photos might not be able to back up all the photos taken during the delayed time, Casting via AirPlay is only supported on iOS devices, An alternative choice to use Synology Photos on Apple TV and Android TV, Supports browsing photos and videos in folder and timeline views, Supports browsing albums and conditional albums, Supports browsing the People, Places, Tags, Videos, and Recently Added albums, Supports displaying detailed information of photos and videos, Supports viewing photos in slideshow mode and adjusting the playing speed, Live Photos can only be shown as still photos, 360 photos and videos can only be shown as flat photos and videos. Fixed an issue where Live Photos cannot be moved from Personal Space to Shared Space. Another downside is photos that are stored on the individual device can be viewed (even without a connection to the NAS), but on Android, videos will not play without connecting to the NAS. Cookie Notice Photos can also be uploaded through the web directory, or by directly pasting a folder into the Photos directory inside the users home folder. Copyright 2023 Synology Inc. All rights reserved. DISCLAIMER: The majority of my photos were migrated from Google Photos to Synology Moments, then to Synology Photos. Supports editing the date, time, description, and tags of photos. Supports displaying WebP files and Android Motion Photo. This ensures that a specific users photos stay private, with items that are shared visible to the logged-in user from the Sharing tab. When non-employees enter the office, the system can automatically issue a notification to alert the administrator. Fixed an issue where users might not be able to scroll down or view the Access Permission page of Shared Space. For more information, please see our When a photo is uploaded to the Personal Space, a Photos folder will be created inside of that user's home directory. Makes app unusable. - in folder view, trying to scroll MOVES your folders, without any warning. Use at your own risk. Bought myself a DS920+ a few weeks back, and installed DSM7 on it (have an existing Synology NAS running DSM6.2). Easily manage employee information using Synology Face Recognition; administrators can import employee information into the face database in batches either manually, or from the local DSM or the domain/LDAP. Since most users store their media files in some type of folder structure, the tool will not allow you to select a top-level folder and upload all contents of that folder. If photos were not migrated over from Photo Station, the Shared Space is NOT enabled by default for users.