Let's be honest, managing our image files is arguably the least rewarding part of a photographer's job. There's very little satisfaction that comes with a well-organized catalog, and even less satisfaction when we can't find the files we need on a particular device. In the mobile age, having access to all your images and catalogs at any time on any device is critical. And, when you get a new computer, laptop, tablet or other device, getting access to your files can sometimes prove challenging, as I wrote about last week when I purchased a new MacBook Pro from B&H.
Dan Watson aims to streamline your approach to syncing your images and catalogs across all your devices with this tutorial, demonstrating how gain access to any or all of your files in Lightroom Classic. Following the tutorial, you'll be able to edit raw files on your phone and see those edits come across on your laptop.
As Dan points out, Lightroom users have had the ability to do this for awhile now, but with Adobe's recent restructuring of its Creative Cloud offerings and the addition of Lightroom CC, some photographers might mistakenly think they must use the mobile-focused app if they want to be able to sync and edit their files on all of their devices. Turns out the solution is rather simple.
Dan's tutorial is one way to streamline your workflow and gain access to all your files. How are you doing it? Leave a comment below to tell us how you manage your catalogs across your various devices.