It’s not anything new that there are two of us over here at AL Weddings. We are constantly staying busy doing something whether it’s editing, blogging, answering emails or making albums. There is almost always a chance that we both need the same set of images with the ability to export at a good quality.
It seems like we had tried everything to somehow make it where we could both have access to the images and catalog. We tried Lightroom Mobile, we tried syncing the catalog to dropbox and everything in between. Those methods are a little clunky and never seemed to work right. We always were waiting for one of our computers to sync. So for the longest time we settled and did everything lightroom related primarily from Alex’s computer. But this just wasn’t working!!! You always have your computer set up the way you want it and things where you need them. So it was a big pain every time we swapped computers.
Well finally! We have found a resolution to our almost four-year problem. We added yet another external portable hard drive to the family. This has nothing to do with our current 16 TB raid drive where we continuously back up all of our beautiful work. We purchased a 2 TB hard drive and have called it our “working hard drive”. For the techies out there we bought the Western Digital 2TB My Passport Pro. It’s 2x 1tb hard drives RAIDED for security. With this external hard drive, we put all of our Lightroom catalogs on it and built Smart Previews for every photo. So now we have access to all of our images as long as we have that hard drive. This makes it so one of us can be working from the hard drive and export to our own computer and blog and post as we wish. This makes it so Sara no longer has to interrupt the use of Alex’s computer just to use some images. Although we are still compromising a little it has been the most time efficient solution yet!
Now, time to visualize and enjoy a cute cat!