A great way to aggregate all family photos is for everyone in the family to set up Dropbox to automatically import photos and videos from all iOS devices and to share the folders that the photos are downloaded to with the person who maintains the photo album. Simple, automatic, and no duplicates…
The challenge with this method is that it doesn’t capture the “live” part of Live Photos, just a single frame.
The most obvious solution I can think of is to set up some kind of automation that monitors a particular subdirectory of ~/Pictures/Photos Library for changes and automatically copies new photos added in that directory to a shared directory in a cloud service. Perhaps this can be done through a cron job or Finder Folder Actions. However, there are certainly a number of complexities added in avoiding duplicates; monitoring and triggering on not just a parent folder, but specific subfolders; and how the workflow should proceed if the computer is not powered on for a given day and so how it handles skipped days.
Before actually trying to solve this mess myself, I’m wondering if anyone else has tried to do so, since it seems like a common problem with no obvious available solution.
Thanks in advance!