My girlfriend and I both have Macs at our home, and we are very much into photography and use both machines for working on our pictures. The problem we run in to is that Lightroom is a single user application - two users can’t share a database and work on pictures at the same time.
Lightroom uses a database for storing all information about its Library, and it must reside on the machine you’re working on (or on a hard drive connected to your machine). It can’t reside on a network drive enabling more than one user to work on the same database. I know some users are copying the database file back and forth to use on different machines, but that is a solution I’m not very found of.
What I would like in the next version of Lightroom is a true multi-user environment where people can work asynchronously on the same Library.
I’m aware of the export/import feature in Lightroom, and it seems that it is the only solution for it now. Work on a collection of images on one machine, and then import them into the other machine, which would be like a master database for my picture collection.
I’d like to hear your workarounds to simulate a multiuser environment with Lightroom… while we wait to see what the future holds.