Synology offers great tools: Cloud Station automatically synchronizes your files between your PC and the Synology NAS, and Photo Station has a nice web interface to let your family and friends access your pictures.
Unfortunately, these tools do not play together. I want my pictures to be automatically synchronized with my Synology NAS and be available from Photo Station. The Photo Station includes a transfer tool but that's not an automatic solution. I'll use Cloud Station since it can also be used to synchronize other files. The solution has three parts:
- First, install Cloud station and create a folder to put the pictures in.
- Then, mount the folder into a subfolder of Photos to make it available from Photo Station.
- Finally, monitor any change to the folder to force generation of a thumbnail for each new picture.