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Thu, Oct 25, 2018 9:06 PM

Lightroom Classic: What is the best and simplist way to synchronise my photos between my desktop and laptop?

What is the best and simplist way to synchronise my photos between my desktop and laptop. I understand that I can only use one at a time but I would like to be able to have the same photos both raw and edited on both computers and be able to move them between each other.  Would some of the synchronisation software solutions work?

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1K Points

2 years ago

Depeding on the size of your Creative Cloud Storag or any other Cloud based storage you can put your main Photo Library there.    You can also place your lightroom catalog there.    This keeps your librarly and catalog in sync on both machines.

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2 years ago

Thanks Paul but will live in an area with poor internet connection. I was looking for a physical (cable) solution or through my router. I have looked at a number of solutions but they all seem complicated (I am not very computer savvy). 

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There are lots of synchronisation utilities that can do just that: sync a folder on one computer with a folder on another computer over your local network. As you haven't even said what OS you are using, I can't offer any specific examples, but that shouldn't be too hard to find.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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Both machines are running windows 64 family edition. I tried one company but they said they could not transfer the catalogue file. Do you know a program that works?
THanks  Steve

Champion

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I'm a Mac user so I have no personal experience with any Windows synchronisation utilities. I'm sure they exist and I see no reason why you could not transfer a catalog file over a LAN.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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4.1K Points

2 years ago

"Best and simplest" not sure, but a suggestion-
Place Catalog and photos on a portable external drive to swap between computers.
https://photographylife.com/sharing-lightroom-catalog-with-multiple-computers

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2 years ago

As latest poster says. Just put it on an external drive and make sure you have a way to keep it backed up.