Dropbox and Network Drives

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Please update Lightbox to allow for catalogs to work on Dropbox and other cloud type storage. Unplugging and plugging in a hard drive is not only asinine but completely outdated. Hard drives are not reliable and are on their way out the door. Carrying a hard drive around with you where ever you go is just asking for disaster. I honestly can't even believe it's not already available, I find it hard to believe my iOS apps & games are more advanced than Lightbox.
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Carlos Cardona

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I think you have the wrong program! The one we use is called Lightroom, not light box. By the way, as an IT Pro with 25 years experience, I know exactly how much faster local storage (hard drives) are than cloud storage, about 5-10 times faster, depending on all the factors. Me, I don't want to make edits and wait for them to happen. Of course, the "need to be on the cutting edge" crowd also assumes the PC is on its way out, so throw out your laptop too, the stupid old hard drive is inside.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Carlos, with all due respect, if you don't have anything helpful to add to a thread, please don't add it.
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James Sowers

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Ahhh  you poor IT Pro with 25 years Experience, did I hurt your widdle feelings? Some of us have the actual skills & knowledge to use both. 
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Both what? I'm not that thin-skinned, unlike our president. Looks like I hurt your futuristic and superior feelings, or did you not know that's how you came across?
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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As long as Dropbox is syncing to a local folder on your computer, it will already work. I've been using Lightroom that way for years. Only thing to look out for is that the catalog must have finished syncing up/down before your switch computers.

Working entirely from the cloud is certainly the future, but that would be through Adobe's own Creative Cloud rather than a third party like Dropbox, simply due to the complexity of syncing that kind of data. That's already underway with the Lightroom mobile and Lightroom Web sync.

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