I've just purchased a laptop and am adding LR and PS to it. I have run LR and PS on my desktop for several years. I expect to use the laptop when traveling but then do final processing of the photos on the desktop. How should I set that up? For example, should I put the "business end" of LR on a portable hard disk and connect it to the laptop or desktop as needed? Or does Adobe's new incorporation of peripheral devices in LR make that unnecessary? Any help would be appreciated.
You can save your catalog and original images on an external/portable hard drive and keep Lightroom installed on both the machines so that you can access the same catalog on both machines at any time you need.