Heres the theoretical scenario; we have a social event to which about half of the attending guests brings a camera, many photos are taken. Later, at home, everyone uploads their photos to their favorite photo hosting service. Each person then visits the others, downloading their favorite photos and reupload them to their own album to share with their own friends.
The problem then arises as someone is trying to see all the photos from the event. Many different places to check and the more albums you visit, the fewer original photos you see.
In a perfect world, everyone would totally agree on which photo service is the best and we could use something like Flickr Groups. Since that probably wont happen Im looking for alternatives.
The tool Im looking for would be able to "pull" photos from an album/service and place it into a "metaalbum" for that event. And I still want to credit the photographer, so the original user, service and album should be listed. It would also be great if comments and the like could be pulled from the different services into this meta album.
I currently feel that the best way to achieve this would be to simply make a meta album and manually "pull" the others photos myself (probably using some tool) in which case the only really important feature would be duplication checking. And maybe the fetching of comments, but I dont think thats entirely realistic.
Havent found much about this with Google searches, but on the other hand I dont really know the terms I should search for. Has anyone encountered these problems? And/or attempted to solve them? Is there any wisdow out there ready to be shared?