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Subject: [Leica] Lightroom Catalog Question
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 08:54:46 -0400
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and here's another way to do it.

all my photos reside on and external drive (i have an onboard catalog of 
stuff i need to carry with me)

i use carbon copy cloner to synchronize the external drive with another 
external drive for backup

CCC with synchronize and directories you like, so you could use it to match 
your lightroom folders


On Sep 14, 2010, at 7:33 AM, Geoff Hopkinson wrote:

> Dennis you can indeed synchronisethe catalogs by following the correct
> procedure with export and import. You can include the file versions or new
> files from the second machine as well, if desired and update the metadata 
> to
> the main versions from that too.
> As a separate concern, while a catalog cannot reside on a network drive, 
> the
> files themselves can.
> You can actually have more than one catalog residing on one machine as 
> well,
> but that makes my brain hurt.
> Cheers
> Geoff
> On 14 September 2010 19:28, Nathan Wajsman <photo at> wrote:
>> Dennis, I don't think you can have the catalog on a network drive, but I 
>> am
>> prepared to be corrected.
>> I travel reasonably frequently and have LR 3.2 on both my iMac at home and
>> on the Macbook Pro laptop that travels with me. However, the primary 
>> catalog
>> is on the iMac at home. When I go on a trip, I create a catalog specific 
>> to
>> that trip on the laptop. During the trip I process pictures etc. Just 
>> before
>> flying home I copy all the pictures and that trip catalog to my iPod, both
>> as a backup but also to transfer it to the desktop on return. Once
>> everything is on the desktop, I simply open the main catalog, do the
>> "file...import from catalog..." bit, point LR to the trip catalog, and
>> voila--everything is together.
>> It actually sounds more complicated than it is in practice.
>> Cheers,
>> Nathan
>> On 14 Sep, 2010, at 10:50 , Dennis wrote:
>>> I downloaded the eval copy of Lightroom 3 and it looks very good but I'm
>> not sure about the catalog feature.
>>> The license indicates I can install a copy on my laptop and on my desktop
>> and I would want to do that.
>>> One issue that may prevent me from using Lightroom is the catalog and how
>> to deal with a catalog on the desktop computer and a catalog on the 
>> laptop.I
>> don't see how to synchronize the two catalogs The desktop and laptop are 
>> on
>> a network and ideally one click would do the trick. It may be in 
>> Lightroom,
>> but so far I haven't found it. If  you have two computers how do you
>> synchronize the catalogs?
>>> As a separate question can a catalog be on a NAS box and shared between
>> the two computers?
>>> Thanks for any assistance,
>>> Dennis
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>> Nathan Wajsman
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