I am working at a company where we are 15 employess, only two of the computers have Adobe (and Lightroom) installed. We need a program that can handle our pictures, but I can't figure out, if Lightroom would be the solution?
Will the keywords be searchable on computers without Lightroom? I have never used Lightroom, but after searching the internet, I can see that you have to import a catalogue when moving around pictures/keywords. I will be the only person working with these pictures on an online drive, but will my work benefit the other employess?
By default, the keywords in Lightroom exist in the Lightroom database, and are only readable from within Lightroom. You can change this behavior so that the keywords are written to the photo files themselves (or in the case of RAW photos, to a sidecar .xmp file). Then, these keywords are viewable/searchable by your operating system and by other applications. To have Lightroom write the keywords, you use the command Metadata->Write Metadata to Files (or turn on the option to automatically do this).