Photos on Drobo

Displaying 1 to 17 of 17 matches.
Funwithfood
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:35PM
My photos were put onto a Drobo, but how do I access them? (I have an iMac, process first in Lightroom and finish in Photoshop). TIA!
TexPhoto
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:53PM

Your drobo should just appear as an external Hard drive assuming the drobo software has been installed on your iMac.  So you'd just click on the icon, or use the menu on the left of any finder window.


Is the Drobo conected to only your computer via USB/Firewire?, or is the Drobo connected to a Network?


 

(Edited on 2012-01-17 06:22:18 by TexPhoto)
lostinbids
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto VideographerThis member chickened out of their last cage challenge. What, are you scared of a little photoshop challenge?
Posted Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:31PM

I would imagine just like you would for any other external drive or network drive.  I use a pc and the drobo just shows up in my computer. 


Have you installed the drobo software on your mac?
YinYang
Member is a Black Diamond contributor and has more than 200,000 Photo downloadsMember is an InspectorExclusiveMember has had a File Of The WeekAwarded to fabulous photographers with more than 100,000 downloadsMember has won a contest
Posted Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:49PM

Hey FWF,


1) how did you put your files into the Drobo? throught a software like LtRm or directly copy into the Drobo


2) Is there a Drobo icon on your desktop? As an external drive? There should be one, if not, it is likely that the Drobo did not mount during startup


3) Assuming you install the Drobo software the Drobo Dashboard, if so, that should show up on your application bar, and you can see the Drobo usage
Funwithfood
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:37AM

Posted By YinYang:

Hey FWF,


1) how did you put your files into the Drobo? throught a software like LtRm or directly copy into the Drobo


2) Is there a Drobo icon on your desktop? As an external drive? There should be one, if not, it is likely that the Drobo did not mount during startup


3) Assuming you install the Drobo software the Drobo Dashboard, if so, that should show up on your application bar, and you can see the Drobo usage



Hi Y,

I was told the files were just cut and pasted onto the Drobo.

Yes there is a Drobo icon on my desktop.

But, I don't know how to access my photos so I can do Lightroom, then Photoshop adjustments.

Thanks for any assistance!
TexPhoto
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:56AM

What happens when you double click that drobo icon?

If the drobo is working and your computer is set up to access it, there should be nothing different for you than if these files were on your local hard drive.  Double click on them, or drag thier icons onto lightroom, point lightroom at the folder that contains them, or any of the other ways to open files.  


It's not really clear from your posts if the drobo is accessible or not, but if it is, click away, or do what you would normally do.
Funwithfood
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:41AM
When I click on the Drobo dashboard icon a black screen comes up titled "All Devices", but nothing clicks through to anything. Does the Drobo need to be set up in some way to allow me to search photos by date, etc.?
TexPhoto
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:20PM
My guess is the drobo is on a network, not connected to your computer.  And your computer is not loaded with the software needed to use the drobo.  I would talk to the network admin, or whomever put the photos onto the drobo for you.
YinYang
Member is a Black Diamond contributor and has more than 200,000 Photo downloadsMember is an InspectorExclusiveMember has had a File Of The WeekAwarded to fabulous photographers with more than 100,000 downloadsMember has won a contest
Posted Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:56PM

Hmmm.... OK, let's do a test, go ahead and take a photo file, say a jpg on your desk top, now drag the file onto the Drobo icon on your desk top, in normal case, the file should be immediately deuplicated onto the Drobo. Now double click the Drobo icon, do you see a window open up with a duplicate of the photo file that you just drag over? You should. 


Your Drobo should behave just like any other external drive, you can write any file over to it, just as the test above. Or you can also write files to the Drobo through software such as LtRm, you simply have to create a LtRm catalog, and navigate to locate the catalog onto the Drobo, once the catalog is created there, all the photos that you put into the catalog will be send to and resides in the Drobo.


Hope that makes some sense.
Funwithfood
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:58PM

Posted By YinYang:

Your Drobo should behave just like any other external drive, you can write any file over to it, just as the test above. Or you can also write files to the Drobo through software such as LtRm, you simply have to create a LtRm catalog, and navigate to locate the catalog onto the Drobo, once the catalog is created there, all the photos that you put into the catalog will be send to and resides in the Drobo.



Okay, I asked the person who put my photos on the Drobo, and they did it via 'drag and drop'.

Can you explain how exactly to do the second part...and do remember my (low) tech I.Q.!
YinYang
Member is a Black Diamond contributor and has more than 200,000 Photo downloadsMember is an InspectorExclusiveMember has had a File Of The WeekAwarded to fabulous photographers with more than 100,000 downloadsMember has won a contest
Posted Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:14AM
If the files are drag and dropped into the Drobo, they should still be there. Double click on the Drobo icon on your desktop, the Drobo window should open and you should see the files there. If double click does not open the Drobo window, then perhaps your Drobo is no longer mounted somhow, I would try restarting your computer, your Drobo dashboard software should then come up and the Drobo should mount, and the icon should pop up again on your desktop, try double click on that, if all is good, it should open.
inhauscreative
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 125 Audio downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Illustration downloadsMember is an InspectorExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto IllustratorExclusive iStockphoto Audio ArtistMember has had a Design Of The WeekMember has had a File Of The WeekMember has won a contest
Posted Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:55AM
Drag and Drop would be like Ynig Yang asked to try, fine a jpeg on you harddrive and drag it over to the Drobo icon and drop it on to of the icon, you will taking the file that is sitting on a folder on your harddrive and making a copy of it on the Drobo, double clicking the drobo icon, when mounted properly should pop up and you can see the files on it.
Funwithfood
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:08PM
Thanks guys. I'm so lame. It took my 10 year old (who attends an Apple technology school) to help me figure out what I was doing wrong. I was clicking the icon on the *dock* rather on the desktop. (Is there a point for having the Drobo icon on the dock?)
lostinbids
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto VideographerThis member chickened out of their last cage challenge. What, are you scared of a little photoshop challenge?
Posted Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:34AM
^ I would imagine the drobo icon on the dock is for the drobo software.
YinYang
Member is a Black Diamond contributor and has more than 200,000 Photo downloadsMember is an InspectorExclusiveMember has had a File Of The WeekAwarded to fabulous photographers with more than 100,000 downloadsMember has won a contest
Posted Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:20AM
Yes, I have a Drobo icon on the dock, that is the "Drobo Dashboard" software, its function is to give you the current status of your Drobo, such as your current capacity, free space and also trouble shoot if something goes wrong. The icon on the dock is not the access to the drive itself.
Funwithfood
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:17AM
...but lightroom on the dock gets you into lightroom, same for iPhoto & others.
lostinbids
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto VideographerThis member chickened out of their last cage challenge. What, are you scared of a little photoshop challenge?
Posted Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:54AM
^ those are all programs, like the drobo dashboard software.  The drobo is an external hard drive like the crive or an external flash drive or a compact flash card, hence why it is on the desk top. 
This thread has been locked.
Displaying 1 to 17 of 17 matches.
Not a member?Join