Support for manually created albums

taken from the What’s Next page.

Album creation and editing (which is really just editing tags rooted at Albums) is a prerequisite for sharing.

@rick78 had a great suggestion: that albums should have a “chosen” or “exemplar” image for a given album.

Let me share my opinion about what can be included inti this feature. Some of following subfeatures can be workarounded by external software, so should have less priority:

  1. Form an album:
    a) either mark assets manually with the tag
    b) or create a saved search query (kinda computable tag)
  2. Share an album:
    a) authentication (can be workarounded using reverse proxy)
    b) separate url to view the album
  3. View the album:
    a) both read-only and editable views make sense
    b) with editable view it would be great if all modification will be made by creating tags in separate place (sandbox) and then merged down into library after premoderation

Why do I need moderation of modifications?
My library contains photos from the whole large family, shot by multiple people with plenty of cameras in different situations. And there is no single person that can keep them sorted. But PhotoStructure is great with its ability to view all of them in single place. I am going to just administer the storage and software, delegating some of tagging to other people. But I’d like to ensure that the whole tag system is consistent, each tag means the same across the library, and stars assigned by different people can coexist. So, I need to perform some batch changes before merging review results.

Sandboxing for reviews can be implemented in different ways: either with core support by creating sidecar files in separate folder, or ‘chrooting’ into tag hierarhy (allowing to modify tags only starting from “/Reviews/Robert/review239/”).