I work as a photographer and one of the problems I find is that occasionally clients will contact me in a terrible panic because they can't open a file for some reason and want me to send a copy to them immediately. On most occasions I can simply send them the image as a high quality jpeg file by email and everything is OK, but there are times when I feel trapped by my computer, in case any such requests arrive.
For specific clients, I can set up single FTP accounts with just their images but in the case of Photo-libraries who would normally all have access to the same images I was wondering if there is a way to upload just one group of files to a single folder (roughly 4.5 gigs) but then have separate passwords and user names for each agency, so I can tell from the logs who is taking which files. Ideally it would also log an IP number so I can verify that the passwords aren't being given out to anybody I haven't granted access and I would also want to ensure that the photo-libraries can only see the files in that one folder of stock images.
Does anybody know if this is possible? Or is there a better way to achieve the same objective? It would be a nightmare for me to upload 4.5 gigs of material for each separate photo-library.
Thanks in advance