I have spent ages trying to find an article or advice on how to manage large Photos libraries with limited SSD and iCloud space. I just can't find anything that really addresses my situation. Here's the issue: I have a MBP with 256 gb SSD. I also have 200 gb iCloud storage. But I have about 1.5 TB of dslr photos and videos. What's the best way to a mange this? Right now I have archived libraries (converted to Photos from aperture) on an external usb3 drive. I also have a smaller primary/current system library on the MBP that syncs with iCloud. But I am running out of space in that library on the SSD. When I tried to create a new primary library on my MBP and transfer the old one to the external drive, as soon as I made the new empty library the primary system library it pulled all the photos back down from iCloud just to fill it up again! It's driving me crazy. I don't want to buy more iCloud space because once the size goes beyond what my MBP can hold then I am relying on Apple to store my originals. I want copies myself that I can backup. I don't mind archiving older libraries and moving them off the MBP, but how do I start fresh with iCloud photos? I like to use iCloud to sync edits I make on my iPad so don't want to turn it off. Anyone have suggestions or know of a post or article that discussed this? Thanks.