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Can I synch desktop to laptop?

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KNicholas2

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With the newly released Lightroom Mobile, I can synch my iPad with my home computer while on the road. Can I use the same synch technology to access the photos on my home desktop computer with the laptop computer that I use when traveling?

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No, not at this time. Lightroom mobile will only run on an iPad at the moment.
 
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I have LR5.4 running on both my laptop and my desktop. I am syncing a Collection from the Desktop to see if I can reach it via the laptop. It is a tantalizing promise, though I expect it will not work (yet). The iPad is a useless device for me but being able to use a real mobile computer like you would an iPad would give me greater flexibility.
 
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clee011: Did you get this test to work out?
Its the first 'use' of this mobile feature that has caught my attention.
I have applied the 'network path' between desktop and laptop (NOT the Windows homegroup routine) I wondered if using the network path linking would fit into this mobile structure. BUT if it is only set up for an iPad the configuration might be slightly different.
 

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I was also interested in this so I tried the following:
I created a new catalogue with a collection of a few photos and synced them up to Lightroom mobile.
Closed Lightroom and made a copy of the Catalogue and Photos on my Laptop.

Then I found I could have both open at the same time and simple changes would synch across - e.g. Pick Flags, convert to B&W etc. Keywords did not synch, but I was expecting that.
The synchronisation was through the cloud not over my Lan, but this looks like a technology that might enable shared use (synchronised) of a single catalogue.

Early days, but very interesting.

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Hi Mark, welcome to the forum! Interesting workaround. Yes, it certainly looks like the technology could be extended to computer syncing in future.
 
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