I don't think you understand my issue.
I thought LRCC would allow me to sync my entire photo library and LR catalog to the cloud and access it from two different PCs. It appears that is NOT the case. I'm also frustrated since I specifically asked and Adobe Employee over chat before purchasing and they didn't tell me that isn't how it works!
I thought LRCC would allow me to sync my entire photo library and LR catalog to the cloud and access it from two different PCs. It appears that is NOT the case.
Correct. That is not the case.
The Adobe rep answered correctly - you can do what you want - but not via syncing through the Adobe Cloud. That's not possible because of the single user SQLite database used by Lightroom. In other words, the LR catalogue must be on a local drive at all times.
The most recommended way to do what you want is to keep the catalogue and photos on an external hard drive and swap that drive between computers. For more info, post your query in the Lightroom forum. The experts there can give you other options - although none that do exactly what you're looking for.
I disagree that the rep answered correctly. I described wanting to sync the library between two computers using CC. I told the rep I already owned LR6. Since I can do what you are suggesting (external hard drive) with LR6 the rep SHOULD have said, you cannot sync your library with CC, you would have to use an external drive and you can do that with LR6 that you already paid for.
OK, I wasn't involved in the conversation so I don't know the precise terminology used.
In your first post, you said :
"I have been wanting to be able to import and do simple editing of photos on my MacBook but maintain one library. This is what I thought CC did. So I jump on Adobe's website and go to the purchase page. Then click on the chat button and I ask the Adobe associate... I specifically say, and I QUOTE "I have no desire to use a mobile device, what I want to do is manage my LR catalog from my iMac and my MacBook." She tells me this is possible.
The rep correctly answered yes to that. No Cloud mentioned as a means to sync.
If syncing via Cloud was specifically mentioned then yes the rep was imprecise in her answer.
Either way, you now know how LR works.
If you're adventurous and disciplined, you could try the Dropbox option
Obviously you can take my word for it or not. I was clear what I was trying to do. Frankly I don't see the value in the actual cloud portion of the product then. I see from the product comparison page that there are some other features that LRCC has that LR6 doesn't. But I've also been on photography forums since 2010 and people have been asking for a way to access a LR catalog / library from multiple machines for YEARS. Syncing between two computers seems very useful and desirable. Syncing between ONE computer and a phone or tablet is completely useless to me.
1 person found this helpful
But I've also been on photography forums since 2010 and people have been asking for a way to access a LR catalog / library from multiple machines for YEARS. Syncing between two computers seems very useful and desirable.
Agreed. I've also been on photography forums voicing similar feature requests.
I suspect it's the number one feature request for LR along with multi-user simultaneous access.
Adobe refunded my purchase and I went back to LR6 for now. I just paid the upgrade not that long ago, no need to start paying a monthly fee at this point. Maybe LR7 or CC2016 will offer shared libraries/catalogs. Very frustrating.