To be honest I don't remember if I got google photo working with shotwell or not. I just add/remove pictures from the frame when i'm connected to my network. If you do get it working with google photos or drive let me know :)
$35 per camera more isn't just a few dollars more when you start putting multiple cameras into a project. I am absolutely not against using better cameras - I do it all the time. But sometimes the additional cost isn't worth the money.
So I guess I will do an update on this.
Unfortunately at this time I will not be making any new video for 2 reasons.
1. And this is the main reason - I own a hurricane protection installation company (this is my main job) here in FL and I am currently booked out solid for 2 months and...
Also, from an article:
Potential NAT Acceleration Issues and Conflicts
NAT Acceleration, specifically the CTF Cut Through Forwarding portion can conflict with a few other common features. You should consider disable NAT acceleration or turn it to off if you experience any of the problems below...
How I stumbled on this setting is I was going through my QoS settings and Parental control (it was off but was just clicking around) and noticed that both QoS and Parental control require NAT Acceleration to be turned off for either of these features to work. I thought... hmm well if QoS need...