I have been searching around for a solution for this, but surprisingly I've not found any sensible advice. I moved to Photos when it was released and it was ok, the benefits (easy, kinda works without thinking about it) outweighed the drawbacks (massively limited UX and access speed). Now, however, with a library that dominates my hard drive, I need to do something about it but I can't see any obvious sensible solution. Here seem to be my options: 1 - move to online photo library for £7/m 2 - move my library to external HD 3 - move my library to my NAS 4 - Export to a new bit of software (Aperture or similar) All of these are answers, but they're all going to make an already slow experience slower - I also tried the online library crushingly slow and it crippled my photo experience on my phone. I would ideally like to archive my library's originals and have newer stuff on my laptop and older stuff on my NAS - but I don't see that as an option in Photos. I used to use Aperture and that would work well with 2 libraries, I guess, but having never juggled more than one library I don't know what that experience is like. I can't be alone in not wanting to move everything to the cloud for full resolution photos (I use Google photos for low quality redundancy and ease of access), or indeed in this situation - any advice?