I am trying to help my boss transition from Aperture to Lightroom.
She has 3 computers (work, home, and vacation)
She wants to be able to access/work on all her images from all 3 locations.
What is the best (or best very easy) way to do this?
Can you install LR on 3 workstations under a single license? If not, what is the best way to proceed?
Can/Should all images and catalog files be saved in Dropbox (or similar cloud storage)? You can get 1TB for $10/month.
She is not a professional photographer with thousands of images per shoot, but an enthusiast/hobbyist who would like to use LR to manager her photos, make adjustments, and make photo books, or upload to social media, etc.
The easiest way would be to put all the photos and the LR catalog on an external drive and take that from place to place.
I use a small enclosure with a 2.5" drive that's powered by the USB/Thunderbolt connection so I don't need external power.
The license for LR actually allows for two computers not three.
The OP wants to use all photos on all three locations. However, what about those who work on images from a "master" library on a desktop, and take some photos on the go, on a laptop. What strategy could be employed there?
Obviously, ingesting new images to the laptop and merging later is easy, but what about taking a subset of images from a master library with you on the go? I rarely need to take so many images that it warrants carting them around on external hard drive. (Although I do take one for backups.)
Aperture makes this very easy to do, but have not found a solid strategy for Lightroom.