7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 28, 2016 8:44 AM by JimHess

    Device syncing without cloud upload

    ryant78302327

      Is there a way to sync a catalogue to lightroom mobile without uploading it to the cloud?  I have projects that often contain sensitive photographs from clients that could benefit from the lack of the extra security challenge of images being stored in the cloud.

        • 1. Re: Device syncing without cloud upload
          Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

          Not that I am aware of.

          • 2. Re: Device syncing without cloud upload
            JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            ryant78302327 wrote:

             

            I have projects that often contain sensitive photographs from clients that could benefit from the lack of the extra security challenge of images being stored in the cloud.

            In order to use Lightroom Mobile you need to subscribe to the creative cloud. But could you please clarify the above statement? You say that you have sensitive  photographs that could benefit from the lack of security. That doesn't make sense to me.

            • 3. Re: Device syncing without cloud upload
              ryant78302327 Level 1

              I agree it was poorly worded, but they would benefit from the lack of the challenge of providing security for images stored on the cloud, versus only providing security for the images stored on my personal devices which I can better control.

              • 4. Re: Device syncing without cloud upload
                JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                I still don't quite understand what you are referring to. You are in complete control of which images you share using the Lightroom Mobile as well as who you share them with. But in order to use it you need a subscription to the creative cloud. Standalone Lightroom cannot integrate with Lightroom Mobile.

                • 5. Re: Device syncing without cloud upload
                  Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

                  He is referring to the possible Lack of of security by having image in the Clouds.

                   

                  To the OP.

                  The only way to sync one computer with another that are not connected directly on the same LAN is over the internet. Whether they are permanently store on some server on the internet doesn't really matter. At some point those image files will reside on some server someplace on the internet. And if you know anything about computers and data no data is ever really deleted unless you destroy the hard drive or hard drives the data was stored on.

                  • 6. Re: Device syncing without cloud upload
                    ryant78302327 Level 1

                    That's the solution I am looking for.  I used to have a workflow with iphotos where I could directly sync my libraries via USB or my local wifi connection to my iPad. This was before apple even offered a cloud service so I know the capability of transferring files between two devices without an intermediate server exists.

                     

                    The line of work I am in requires very strict security measures that most cloud services don't guaranteed (its overkill, but that's besides the point). So I would prefer to direct transfer the files between the devices either by hardwire or wifi.

                    • 7. Re: Device syncing without cloud upload
                      JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      OK, now I understand. The Lightroom catalog cannot be on a network drive. Some people work around this limitation by putting their catalog and images in a Dropbox  folder. But even then only one computer can access it at any given time. You have to make certain that you allow the catalog to update when Lightroom closes before you try to open it again. Otherwise the catalog can quickly become corrupted. The more reliable way is to have the catalog & images on an external hard drive which can be moved from one computer to the other.