I prefer to keep my original image files on a NAS in my home. That way they don't take up too much room on my laptop. I did this with Aperture and now I do it with Luminar too. Luminar has been working really well for doing this and this capability was one of the biggest selling points for me in switching from Aperture.
When I was using Aperture for this, I could look at all of my photos when I was on the go, I just couldn't edit them. This is also true for Luminar, but only if it has loaded the previews for those images.
At the moment there doesn't seem to be any way to tell Luminar "Update all of these previews in this folder so that I can disconnect you from the server and take my computer to my friend's house to show them all the great work I have done." As far as I can tell the best you can do is open the folder in Luminar and look through all the photos you want to share, forcing it to load the previews, then disconnect, and hope those photos stay in the cache. Sometimes this doesn't work because some of them will be low res and others will be high res previews depending on whether you waited long enough. Also sometimes it doesn't work because sometimes it deletes items from the cache or decides it needs to reload an image preview for some reason.
The current solution works well for editing photos on a server or external hard drive, and it also works well for images that are local to your drive when you take your laptop on the go. The problem only comes up when you want to take your photos offline and still have nice preview images to show to others.
Is there a plan to add an option to either force the updating of previews in an entire folder on demand, or an option to always store high resolution previews of a certain size of all of your photos locally on your computer? I know it will take up more file space, but that is why it would be optional.
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