It's one catalogue, and you can't change it. That's nice and clear, isn't it? Now, imagine if they had started out allowing multiple catalogues and think of all the clever things we ingenious users would try to do. Even in a simple scenario, how would Adobe reconcile the same photo in 2 or more catalogues? Which is the right version of the photo? The most recently updated? And if that was updated by mistake? How do you roll those errors back when they're spreading into different catalogues? OK, this could be handled with a lot of engineering work, and a lot of UIs that would frighten most folk away, so doesn't it make more sense for Adobe to prioritise getting the product off the ground with a clear single catalogue spec?
OK, now back to syncing images to two separate installs. You can't really do this, no more than two catalogues can simultaneously in perfect sync before Mobile came along. So send the files to a physical location that's shared (eg a Dropbox folder) and import into the other catalogue.
Yeah so I've renamed my notebook catalog the same as my desktop, although they are really 2 separate catalogs, (Lightroom 6 Catalog.lrcat) and I will see what happens when I get home from Work (on a holiday) and Fire Up LR on my desktop.
Hopefully the cloud will think it is the same exact catalog.
Funny part is LR the desktop app says Sync with other LR Mobile Clients. Isn't the LR mobile part IN LR the desktop app a Client?
Thank you for the response.
Sync does identify your syncing catalogue using an internal catalogue ID, not the file name, so your plan may not work. Better to put the catalogue on Dropbox or a similar cloud service.
As with most notebook computers, Windows or a Mac, there is limited drive space. So the catalog I have on my NB is much smaller than the one on my desktop and the NB only holds images I have taken when at work or a special occasion when I don't have access to my desktop. Then those images are transferred, copied, to my desktop and put into the DT catalog.
And no I don't feel like making many thousands of Smart Previews for all the images I have stored on my DT PC.
Thanks for the response.
This is where external hard drives can come in handy.