Ever since I started shooting tethered in Lightroom about 3 or 4 years ago, I’ve had to constantly transfer my catalog from my laptop (for location work) to my desktop in my office. I know Adobe came out with a cloud to deal with this issue but it is slow and doesn’t really do what I need it to. I tried keeping the file on Dropbox but I had syncing issues.
Every time I sit down to do any sort of image cataloging or retouching I have to remember which version of the Lightroom file is the newest. I know that should be easy but my memory just isn’t that good.
In my constant attempt to bring old unused technology back into my life I ebay-ed a Data Transfer Switch we all remember so well from days gone.
Below is the process of breaking it and making it whole again.
Now all I have to remember to do is flip the switch when I move the file.
Case removed and ready to go.
Preparing the wires to be removed- aka: CUT.
The guts are out.
Prepping the case and switch for cutting.
Time to put it all back together.
All done and hanging on the wall.