I am a research assistant for an art historian. I have been tasked with creating an image database of artworks relevant to the research project we’re working on. The key priorities are
- A platform that is able to accessed and edited by both of us
- The ability to organise images by tags
- The ability to customise metadata to categorise specific to artworks (title, artist, materials, dimensions)
- The ability to annotate images, or add notes with references to where artworks have been cited or exhibited.
I’ve been playing around with Tropy and it has many of these features, but I’m struggling to make a database that is able to be accessed from my computer and her’s. I’ve followed the instructions to create a Portable File, which worked when I tried to access a file I created on my laptop using my university computer (I stored the photos in a folder on OneDrive), but the professor I’m working with couldn’t access the database (the images appeared as coloured blocks on her computer).
Any help anyone might be able to offer, or any recommendations for a cloud-based storage and organisational system would be greatly appreciated.