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Work flow with a retoucher?

frostbytes

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I've started working with a retoucher to edit a moderate volume of photos every day. So far I've been uploading the photos to Dropbox. She downloads them, retouches in Lighroom, and uploads them back to Dropbox.

The process is slow (since I'm sending GBs of RAW files) and if I need to make any changes I don't have access to the Lightroom edits themselves, only the final JPGs.

I'm wondering if I should be importing the photos into Lightroom, generating Smart Previews, and exporting a catalog to send to her every day?

Any thoughts about the best way to handle this workflow would be appreciated.
 
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If she’s only editing in Lightroom (not Photoshop) and she’s running the same LR version, then yes, a catalog with smart previews would be way quicker than originals.
 
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