I recently hired a friend to help me edit some pictures in Lightroom, but we need to use the same catalog. Is there a way for both of us to use the catalog simultaneously on two different computers, make edits, and have the changes synchronize between our computers?


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No, because of the internal database you can't really just merge the libraries.

If you can export parts of the library and re-integrate that, it would be the way to go.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Thanks. Wish it had support for it though. \$\endgroup\$
    – Daniel T.
    Feb 7, 2011 at 23:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ You can achieve a fairly efficient simultaneous multi-user Lightroom workflow if you have your Lightroom catalog under revision control and use the export/import to merge changes made simultaneously. \$\endgroup\$
    – alx9r
    Jun 5, 2015 at 19:38

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