Apologies in advance as I'm sure this has been asked but I am swamped with information on the web.
OK for travel I want to upload images to my laptop from my CF cards. I then want to be able to make basic edits and flags on the laptop (which I am yet to purchase) and then have this reflect on my desktop. I have LR mobile so figured the laptop access would allow me to do the same things as if I was viewing on the IPad but apparently not...Please help!
I have read about some people exporting the catalog backwards and forwards between the 2 devices and this seems messy and I don't think I want to get into that. A main attraction was to be able to upload and edit on the road (I'm taking a 3.5 week trip to Cambodia) and then on my return to my desktop have a lot of the work done to then make final detailed edits and subsequent books, prints etc.
I love photography but I'm not a tech geek so any help/suggestions appreciated!
On the laptop start a new catalogue for the trip. Import all new photos into it. At the end, copy it and the images to the desktop and in, your main catalogue, use File > Import from Another Catalog to bring in all the work in the trip catalogue. Maybe practice this workflow now and return with other questions?
Is this workflow still the best method? I have LR on desktop and I am considering options for vacation. I take photos on a Pentax DSLR and like to process the raw DNG files in LR. For travel, I am considering purchasing either an ipad and using LR mobile/Photoshop fix to process the files there, if that is possible; or purchasing a laptop and using LR on the laptop to do the same thing. Which would be the best option?