When sharing EIP files, catalog users can benefit from EIP export for simplified transportation of RAW and settings files and profiles. In the Export originals panel, you will find an option to Export as EIP. Sessions users can also choose to Export originals as EIP files. In both cases, this creates a workflow where the original RAW file and adjustments are copied and exported as a single EIP file.
Although EIP files can be imported into a Catalog, with or without any previous adjustments applied like in a Session, EIP files cannot be unpacked in a Catalog. It is therefore recommended that EIP files are unpacked before using them in a Catalog or that they continue to be handled in a Session.