volume management in LR 2.0
i've recently upgraded from lightroom 1 to lightroom 2.0 because of all the new features. i was particularly interested in their "volume management" features, where you can "Freely manage and organize your images across multiple drives, and continue to work with the high-resolution previews — even when your originals are offline." (copied and pasted from the adobe website)
i have seen and understand the color-coded bars, letting you know which disks are full, offline, etc. my question is:
how to i work with the high-resolution previews when the originals are offline??
any tips?? thanks in advance for any and all help!
namaste stephanie, welcome to the cafe and good question! there must be some trick or that's just some marketing hyperbole. when i try to access an offline file, all i can do is to see it and add metadata to it. if i try and do anything else, LR2.2 tells me the file is offline or missing. U can use them in a slide show however, but u can't print the offline photos. So, unless we are missing something major here, I don't see what use this is, except to retain nice thumbnails of your offline files, and perhaps allow you to meta tag your photos when u are bored stiff on a commercial airliner and disconnected from your library.