Everybody wants sharing. We will have a sharing feature, probably in the first half of next year (yikes, this year is almost over). The other request that I hear is for a “family” or “team” account. What this would do is allow you to set up access rights for various people sharing an account. That is on our list but I have no idea when we might do it.
So, there are two different scenarios, which can be met in two different ways: 1) collaborating on organizing and annotating, and 2) broad based sharing.
The only really general solution we have for collaborating is to have the participants all be on the same account, at least temporarily. There is a slight complicated generalization, but I’ll come that in a moment. Mylio does support 15 or 20 machines pretty easily and we have users who have multiple family or team members all working together in the same library in that way. That means that everybody can help in tagging faces, geotagging, and other organization. There does have to be a level of trust because if a user has access, they have access. I suppose we could extend the guest mode to mediate this a little. That’s the simple collaboration solution.
The more complex variant on the collaboration solution is to work with multiple accounts. Say you set up a folder hierarchy with permission being one of the design considerations. So, for example there could be a top level folder and then a subfolder for one branch of the family and another subfolder for another branch of the family. You could then have one account operating on one subfolder and a different account operating on another one. They would each see different sets of pictures. A third account could then operate on the top level folder and see everything. Probably not that practical, but just saying.
The sharing solution we are building will address the “broad based sharing” need. It will allow you “share albums”. The system will generat link for each shared album that you can send to participants. If you choose the pictures in the shared albums can have face tags and geotags included. Those receiving links will get updates as pictures are added. All you have to do is add pictures to the album or folder . . .