I have read several threads, but still not sure I have found the most workable solution to my situation?
Main Computer is MacPro 2012 running Mac OS 10.11.4 and latest version of LR (CC Membership).
I have one internal 3TB Hard Drive that is dedicated to Lightroom Photo originals (shooting RAW)
My LR Catalog is located in Users/xxx/Pictures/Lightroom
To date ALL of my photos have be shot to the Compact Card in my camera and then manually transferred to my main computer and imported into Lightroom to the 3TB Internal Drive.
I have been using Lightroom for several years with the above configuration only and have saved thousands of photos to my internal dedicated 3TB Drive.
Here is what I am trying to do starting this week...
I am wanting to start shooting Tethered from my Canon 7D to my 17" MacBook Pro Laptop. I have never shot tethered previously nor have I used Lightroom on my Laptop yet (although it is installed via Creative Cloud). I have a new 1TB 7200 RPM USB External G-Drive connected to my MacBook Pro as of today, but it is still empty.
What I "think" I am wanting to do is shoot photos tethered from the Canon 7D to the Laptop and save the RAW photos to the new external USB 1TB drive. I am not wanting to make edits to the photos inside Lightroom on the Laptop, I am only wanting to use Lightroom on the Laptop to View the images as I shoot them, maybe "flag" one of them and save my results.
My questions are:
FYI - I also have a Dropbox Pro account if that helps
Thanks for any suggestions!
You could use a temporary or travel catalog on the laptop and import as a catalog to combine it with your master catalog on the Mac Pro. That would preserve any picks, rejects etc and any other metadata entered whilst tethering.
For full sync you could use dropbox, in conjunction with smart previews.
Thanks for the links! Between those two, I think I can get everything to work the way I want!