I have all my photos stored on an external drive connected to my office computer, which is very fast so I prefer to use it for editing. In addition to backing up all my photos offsite, I have a second external hard drive containing all my photos at home. I can use that drive if I feel like messing around with photos at home on my much slower laptop.
The problem is if I change something on one computer/external HD, it cannot be seen on the other computer/external HD. This effectively limits me to using only the work computer.
Is it possible to sync the two catalogs? For example, could I change the catalog on both computer to point to a Dropbox file? Has anyone tried this?
If you plan on setting up your Lightroom catalog to sync between computers with Dropbox, be aware that there is some danger in doing so, it could potentially damage your catalog. If you go this path, definitely disable any auto-syncing while you are using Lightroom.