The off-line mode is switched on if some of the gallery image files
are absent on the data medium (for example, they are stored on an ejected
removable disk (CD) or they were deleted after creation of the gallery).
Absent images are marked by the word "Off-line" in theirs bottom left corner
when they are displayed in the left pane of the main
window or in theirs top left corner when they are displayed
in the window for comparison of two images.
You will be warn about switching-on the off-line mode just after opening
a gallery file if the parameter "Check accessibility of images during gallery loading or refreshing"
is turned on (see options). At that it is possible
to depart from permanent tracking for file status (on-line/off-line) and to mark
forcedly all the image files of the gallery as off-line ones, which allows to
accelerate the work if the gallery are stored on an ejected removable disk (CD).
There are the following features of working in the off-line mode:
- at double clicking on a thumbnail that corresponds to the image
absent on a disk the built-in viewer displaying the thumbnail and
all known imaging data will be started;
- it is impossible to work with the file "descript.ion";
- it is impossible to examine binary equivalence for off-line files;
- it is not recommended to refresh a gallery
if all of its files are marked as off-line ones - gallery file clearing
may be the result of refreshing in the off-line mode;
- it is impossible to display thumbnails for off-line images in the
left pane of the main window on condition that the gallery has been
saved under the option
"Store thumbnails in gallery files" switched off - if you wish
to use the gallery in the off-line mode, you must turn on this option.