No warning before exporting files from smart previews

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Please add a warning dialog, if one tries to export from smart preview files.
I learnt the hard way, that Lightroom exports files no matter what. Unnoticed I had lost my server connection, when I exported some files. The resulting files were a lot smaller than my usual photos and it seemed to me as if I had made some wrong settings. I spent literally the entire night looking for solutions online, until it dawned to me the next morning, that the culprit was the missing server connection. So please, please, please add a warning dialog to the export functions, once one tries to export from smart preview files.
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Paul Plak

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Unbelievable it is not there yet. Every basic photo print service will warn you if you risk getting low quality output.
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Scott Southerland

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Functionality request: If exporting a Smart Preview image without the source raw file available, and the user has selected a pixel dimension larger than 2560 (or the inherent Smart Preview Size) in the Export dialog, then a warning should be triggered to alert the user that Smart Previews are being used and that pixel dimensions will be limited to 2560px.