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Sync Settings

This page describes how PhotoPrism can sync files from an external storage system (like ownCloud) via WebDAV.

Since they are not safe to use without authentication, these settings are not available when running in public mode.

PhotoPrism can also serve/share files via WebDAV to be browsed on macOS or Windows. See instructions.

Connect to a WebDAV Server

PhotoPrism may connect with WebDAV servers like a second PhotoPrism instance or ownCloud, so that you can automatically sync your latest pictures.

To connect:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Open Sync tab
  3. Click Add Server Screenshot
  4. Fill in your WebDAV server url, username and password
  5. Click connect Screenshot
  6. Now the other WebDAV server is connected with PhotoPrism

Manually Upload Files to a WebDAV Server

To configure manual upload:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Open Sync tab
  3. Click into the upload cell of your server

Screenshot 4. Select the folder to which photos should be uploaded and click save


To upload files from PhotoPrism to the WebDAV server:

  1. Go to Search
  2. Select photos you want to upload
  3. Open the context menu
  4. Click
  5. Select your server account and click upload


Due to problems with some Nextcloud settings it might be that uploading to Nextcloud results in 0 byte files. You find information on how to solve it here.

Automatically Upload/Download Files to/from a WebDAV Server

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Open Sync tab
  3. Click into the sync cell of your server Screenshot
  4. Enable synchronization in the upper right corner
  5. Choose a folder on your server
  6. Choose a sync interval
  7. Select the options that are suitable for you and click Save


Remote Sync Options

  • Download remote files will download all files from the selected folder on your server that do not yet exist in PhotoPrism
  • Upload local files will upload all files (including private or archived ones) from PhotoPrism to your server that do not yet exist there
  • Preserve filenames will keep filenames from your server without renaming them
  • Sync raw and video files will upload/download raw and video files alongside with JPEGS