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Tue Oct 13 16:02:39 EDT 2009
I don't think it's designed with that sort of approach in mind, and that's
not a way that I would recommend to anyone, but...
To use a laptop as the day-to-day working catalogue, with offline storage
say on a network drive or a separate external drive, I would probably be
thinking along these lines:
1. for day-to-day use, import onto the laptop
2. for back-ups &archiving, regularly copy the whole lot, pictures,
catalogue, everything to 2 external drives
3. at year end,
3.1 delete everything from the laptop except the favourites
3.2 get 2 new external drives to use for backups (otherwise you will
overwrite all your non-favourites!)
4. to work on any of the non-favourites, re-import them into the laptop from
> I think you see the problem now...
> My paradyme with Photoshop was to keep everything in one
> catalogue on one machine. Then it changed to move old images
> off the laptop (or
> desktop) to free up space for newer pictures. At first, this
> was easy and I was able to create a "Greatest Hits" album by
> copying 40 or 50 favorites for 2008 into a separate folder.
> This file could remain at hand while the old photos moved off line.
> In mid 2009, I became dissatisfied with Photoshop Elements
> 5.0 and decided to move to Lightroom 2. Here the catalogue
> system is more sophisticated and my paradyme for handling
> images is breaking down. I can establish a '09 favorites on
> the catalogue system, but by mid 2010, most '09 RAW images
> will be moved off line. I will lose access to the pictures
> without juggling a separate hard disk drive where the images
> are stored. For a select set of '09 images, I would like to
> keep the RAW files and sidecar files (or whatever the
> modifiers are) on the laptop for easy access in 2010.
> Regards, Bob S.
> On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Bob W <pdml at web-options.com> wrote:
> > What sort of access do you want to those pictures, and when you say
> > 'roll the pictures off', what do you mean - are you moving
> them from
> > the laptop's internal disk to an external disk and also
> deleting them
> > from the LR catalogue, or are you keeping them in the catalogue?
> > When you import files into LR it adds an entry for each
> file into its
> > catalogue. The entry includes a preview of the photograph. You can
> > choose the resolution of the preview. The catalogue entry also
> > includes a pointer to the place on disk where the picture
> is stored.
> > If you move the file outside of LR to another disk then LR won't be
> > able to find it, but it will still have the catalogue entry and the
> > preview data. You can continue to use this for everything
> except the Develop module.
> > An option you could consider is to keep the catalogue on
> the internal
> > disk, but use external disks to store the photographs. Then
> very year
> > you just use a new external disk. The catalogue retains
> continuity and
> > if you do need to use the Develop module for any of the photos on
> > disconnected external disks, just reconnect them.
> > Bob
> >> Marnie,
> >> The problem is not getting them into a lightroom collection.
> >> The problem is what happens when I roll the calandar
> quarter's worth
> >> of pictures off of the laptop.
> >> I will lose access to all my favorites for that time period.
> >> Regards, Bob S.
> >> On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 10:43 PM, <Eactivist at aol.com> wrote:
> >> > In a message dated 10/11/2009 10:54:56 A.M. Pacific
> Daylight Time,
> >> > rf.sullivan at gmail.com writes:
> >> > OK, Here's a question.
> >> > In Photoshop Elements 5.0 I kept/keep a file of 2008
> best and 2009
> >> > best photos.
> >> > That way, I can reference and print them without digging
> them up.
> >> > With the K-7, I've shifted to Lightroom 2.5.
> >> > The laptop quickly fills with new images, and I have to
> >> roll off past
> >> > quarters.
> >> > So how do I establish a place where I can keep the best of 2009
> >> > around for a long time.
> >> > Do I copy my favorites to a separate folder?
> >> > That's what I did in PS Elements.
> >> > Regards, Bob S.
> >> >
> >> > ============
> >> > Why not just grab them into a LR collection? That way you
> >> don't have
> >> > to copy them anywhere. They are ready and available in a
> >> collection.
> >> >
> >> > Uh, how to do that, well, consult Lightroom Help or something.
> >> >
> >> > Marnie :-)
> >> >
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> >> >
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