- It depends on your wifi, I would think. Certainly, some wifi will be fast enough. I think the only way to know is to try it out.
- Sorry, I can't
- In your operating system, you can Lock the folders (make them read only), but of course this can still be overridden. The better approach, in my opinion, is to agree that once you name something, the rule is that you don't rename it. And beyond that, even better would be to use keywords, captions and other metadata structures to organize instead of folder names, in which case renaming within your catalog is not a problem. (Of course, there are many other advantages to using Lightroom structures to organize instead of folder organization)
- Yes, you can set up a "Watch Folder" in Lightroom so that it will automatically import new photos in that folder.
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So I have a problem with my wife :-). We both work with photos and currently have all the photos and the LR library on one computer.
1. My idea is to have two computers with SSD drives and first duplicate the library so that we start with the same set of photos and settings.
2. Then I install the disk with the RAW photos on a network drive: a small server, a router with HDD connectivity etc. and point both libraries to the same location
3. Afterwards I will be working on my library and mi wife on hers. The libraries will gradually change their content but the RAW photos will remain on the network drive.
Since you will both be working "separately" on the raw files there is no real advantage to having the original files located on a drive that is shared by both users.
You can accomplish your objectives with much less effort and cost using two separate USB 3.0 external drives. USB 3.0 drives provide transfer rates on par with Gigabit Ethernet, which is much higher performance than Wi-Fi connectivity. The only downside is that you will need to manually import new camera files on both systems. This is actually a plus if you use a USB 3.0 Card Reader, since it uses a fast and reliable wired connection for loading new files on each system.