Not sure if I am missing something but the ability to create a virtual copy is grayed if the images being displayed are the result of a search. I can create virtual copy if the image collection is from a folder or project. Just me? I am using the windows version with Win 10.
What you can see is only based on the search criteria and not folder based since the results you see may be from multiple folders… I wonder if a virtual copy is created but only viewable if you redo the search or if you view the actual folder of the raw file.
Seems so, assuming that search results aren’t updated in realtime as folder contents change - and sidecars likewise aren’t rescanned for virtual copies - though DxO needs to add that into the user guide. So right-click on the image and select “Load original image folder” and that will change the view category in the “source browser toolbar” at the top of the image browser (filmstrip) from search to folder and let you work on the image without such restrictions.
Yes, I can confirm that on Mac it’s possible to create a VC for the search result. But MAC uses another mechanism for search - as you can notice they create projects for every search and exactly because of that the creation of VC is possible.