I have to work on my images on different computers so I have everything stored on external solid state drives. Since I need to continue working on a different computer I have to save the Lightroom catalogue also on that drive. Every time Im at a different computer I just open the catalogue and have all my adjustments right there. The problem is that I dont have any preview images when the drive is not connected. Since I have a lot of different drives I cant have them connected all at once but it would be nice to have at least the previews. I know that having the catalogue saved on my machine will give me access to those previews but I need the catalogue be saved on the drive so I can continue working on it on a different machine. Is there a way to have a copy of those preview images available when the catalogue is currently unavailable?
I guess that wont work that way since LR cant do anything when the catalogue is not there. Maybe I can have an instance of the catalogue saved locally on every machine and have all the adjustments stored on the drives so that I have them available on over machines?