I am new to this community and not sure how to post. My question is.....I have many many more........:I am switching back and forth between computers.... one mac and one windows. In lightroom did lots of editing at school on mac but no history shows up at home on windows. I am transferred the files via portable drive and thought I saved properly. The files are still in raw format when I open them at home.. What have i done wrong or how do I sync data so I get the history and edited photo back? Or how do I save or import correctly so I can switch back and forth between computers and save work?
Your edits are stored in the Lightroom catalog, the *.LrCat file. The original images are never changed.
To easily move between computers, you can put the catalog and your images on an external drive and move that drive from computer to computer.
At school right-click (control-click) on your folder and choose “Export this folder as a catlog”
Save it to the portable drive
At home open your LR catalog and chose:
File >> Import From Another Catalog