Time to be with your loved ones

Time to be with loved ones

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All my photos are stored on a NAS. I edit them on one of my two laptops. The catalog is synchronized between the laptops and I only use one laptop at a time to edit photos. This model works very well as long as I am on my home network.

But can I take one of my laptops on a trip and still be able to edit photos that physically sit on the home network? What if I pre-render high res previews of all my photos? Will I be able to edit photos using only previews?

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I think you could easily just try this out. –  Bart Arondson Dec 7 '12 at 12:06
    
I am trying this out - but right now I am traveling and my catalog is set to remove previews automatically, so I don't have any. But yes - I know this is easy to try out. –  Jakub Kaleta Dec 7 '12 at 14:44
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No, you can't. LR will not open a file in the development module if the image is not there. You can however change keywords and other attributes.

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I'm guessing, as @itai mentions, that what you want to do is editing as in change exposure/constrast/colors etc. But, if you actually meant sorting/rating/tagging, you might be interested in this iPad app : PhotoSmith ( http://www.photosmithapp.com/ ). It allows you to work on your library while you're on the go, like flagging pictures to delete, which seems very useful (however redundant if you carry your laptop).

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