What is the best way to share a Lightroom catalog and pictures between a Windows-based laptop and desktop? Basically, I use my desktop when I'm home, but use the laptop when I'm traveling. I'm trying to find the best way to move back and forth between the two (both have the exact same version of LR and PS CC).
know Adobe doesn't officially recommend or support sharing catalogs across a network (nor would this work when I'm traveling), so I'm looking for alternatives and an external HDD is about the next best thing I can think of. Suggestions?
Yes, that you need to do setup and copy everything on the external drive and connect to the PC on which its required.
Best you can do is to copy all the images and catalog file to the external hard disk and connect it to desktop computer, you can open the Lightroom catalog straight from the external hard disk, once you finish working on desktop then disconnect the drive and connect it back to laptop. by doing this you will have Lightroom data identical on both systems.