I recently got sent to take photos in Costa Rica as part of my job but had to bring my own laptop because there was nothing suitable at my place of employment. While on the road each night I loaded the photos that I'd taken that day on to my computer and often started to edit them. Now I'm back home and want to move all the photos from the trip as well as any XMP sidecar files from my laptop over to my desktop computer in the office. What's the best way to do this? I don't want to transfer all the photos on my laptop (photos of my kids, for example), and I don't want to lose the edits that I've already done while away from the office.
Select the images you want to copy then Export As Catalog including the images to an external drive. Then on your desktop you import catalog.
A simple google search will turn up several links to articles and tutorials on how to do this.
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I'll do a Google search for that.