My hybrid workflow:
EXIF_STUDIO -PROJECT_ONE \ 1-GEAR 2-GRADE 3-CROP 4-RETOUCH 5-FOLIO -PROJECT_TWO \ 1-GEAR 2-GRADE 3-CROP 4-RETOUCH 5-FOLIO
You simply move assets along the path in your private local workspace and exif data is automagically added. Exif data and workflow is managed online and your media assets are managed locally. Changes made online are, in turn, propagated locally in simple folder structures. Whatever you put in your FOLIO is available online for sharing, publication or sale. Permissions are flexible and easy to manage. Licenses are managed online in exif data. FOLIO space can be fully branded with your own domain name based on subscription level.
Live site at https://durastudio.com/exif/studio-portfolio
This project is open source. Contact me for git repository access.