Catalogs referencing source images that are located on an external hard drive or a server can still be browsed when they are offline. It is even possible to apply some image adjustments. Working offline can be useful when you are working with a laptop and away from your image collection in the studio. A number of adjustments and metadata edits can be made.
- Go to the Folders section of the Library tool. By default, the folder hierarchy shows the root folder and the folder the images are stored in.
- To see the complete hierarchy, right-click on the folder and choose Show Folders Hierarchy. If the external location is unavailable, it will be flagged with a question mark. The image in the Viewer will also be tagged with a question mark and shown as offline.
- Apply adjustments using the available tools. Tools that are grayed out cannot be used when the source images are offline. The full-range of Capture One’s toolset becomes available once the Catalog is re-connected with the source images.