Below is our situation. The question is which option suits best?
I. Install LR CC Classic on laptop and export/import its catalog to the desktop? or
II. Install LR CC and use extra Cloud storage?
Travelling means we’ll not have plenty of internet access on our way.
We’ll take with us 2 bodies, 4x 32GB mem cards large enough to contain all pictures made during the trip. We’ll take with us a newly bought small laptop as well: Intel i5, 8BG and 256GB storage, W10Pro. Large enough for some Lightroom CC Classic usage. At home we’ve all our pictures (around 100.000 in total) on a desktop pc, W10Pro, local storage including external backup of both the photo’s and Lightroom CC Classic’s catalog.
I opt for to install LR Classic on the laptop. Whilst travelling I will copy every day’s pictures from card to the HDD. Not going to empty the card. From there I might do some culling and keywording and basic editing. Coming home would make me export this catalog together with the pictures, copy those to the desktop and import it into our main catalog. Moving the pictures from within LR. In this way I will not lose any keywording.
The alternative - as far as I can see - would be using LR CC on the laptop. That might still prove to be useful for several reasons. 1) I may set it up in such a way that we’ll sync our best pictures from LR Classic to the laptop - which is nice to have. 2) Once getting a stable internet connection LR CC will sync automatically all pictures to the cloud and from there to our LR Classic (when we get home) and thus get all travel pictures on our main filesystem. The downside of this is that I will lose any keywording applied in LR CC. The other downside I see is that we’ll generate >100GB, by far exceeding the 20GB space we have now in our basic subscription.
The question is: to use or not to use LR CC and cloud storage during travelling. Am I - as an all time user of desktop applications, not having much mobile experience - missing important arguments here pro mobile and cloud storage?
What are your opinions and experiences?
Kind regards / met vriendelijke groet,