Lightroom mobile: Ability to sync multiple catalogs

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Lightroom Mobile: Please add the ability to Sync multiple CATALOGS at the same time. Have tiered pricing for larger cloud capacities...er whatever you need to do to justify it. JUST PLEASE add support for multiple catalogs. :)
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Yes, this would be great. Further, please consider providing a way for a laptop to sync with a desktop. The work flow would be to keep the desktop as home base and sync either the laptop and/or iPad with it.

Multiple catalogs and multiple devices ... That's where we want to go.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Sync multiple catalogues at once on Lightroom for Mobile.

Lightroom Mobile syncing on multiple catalogs at once is not currently possible.

I'd like to get that facility accesible.

I have 2 or 3 catalogs for different purposes - one being for school, and i'd like to be able to access all of my catalogs at different times, ie; showing my teacher some of my images on my ipad , and then later on showing my other non-school related images to my friends.
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I have just put this request in as well. At least do not delete the data from other catalogues on the mobile device
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John lee

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM - Mobile Synch with multiple catalogues.

I have upgraded to LR 6 CC. I could not be happier. The synch feature with mobile devices is superb. I have one suggestion, make the synch feature work with multiple catalogue's. Just lock the catalogue which is is not in use. If this feature was available, you would have a game changer in my opinion.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Guys, your request would hold a bit more weight if you could explain why you need to work with multiple catalogs, rather than merging them into a single catalog. Can you explain a bit more?
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Hi Victoria,

The question is certainly a reasonable one.

There are three reasons for myself; 1) I find it to cumbersome once the catalogue reaches around 8000 images, 2) I have separate catalogues by project or client. and 3) I do not want to open a catalogue and people see content which does not pertain to them. People are shockingly noisy:). You could also have material that others might find offensive.

Make no mistake I love the software and the ability to synch with it.

John
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My performance issues are exactly the items you describe. Starting LR and backing up are no issues for me. Browsing through a catalogue is however a big issue for me. Sluggish, and slow. My hardware is not the issue (16G memory, SSD etc). So using a small working catalogue and a large archiving catalogue is the work around for me right now. From that perspective I sync my complete "working" catalogue and I would like to sync selectively from my "archive" catalogue. 
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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You mean browsing in terms of selecting All Photographs and trying to scroll through?  Or by selecting a single folder and viewing them?
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Frans van Velzen

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The first.
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Er, don't do that then? ;-)  You can't browse through them all when they're scattered across multiple catalogs anyway.  Imagine if you had 2 parent folders - working and archive - and you selected the working folder along with its subfolders.  Browsing through that composite view should be essentially the same as trying to browse through All Photographs in your Working Photos catalog.
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Thanks I will keep this in mind and try it out in the near future. This will not undermine the other arguments for multiple catalogues I hope....;-)

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