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| p.1 #4 · Perforance issues with LR 5.2 and my laptop?? |
wow.. I wonder if there is something that I have setup within LR that is causing my cat file size to be so big?
dont know . it does seem quite large for only 10gig of images .
someone else on here (alan? ) might know what makes the LRcat grow .
- after I import a folder of images into LR from my portable drive, if I move them to the HDD and edit them, won't LR lose where they are? seems like a pain to move for edits, then move back.
No , as long as you do the moves from WITHIN LR it knows where all you images are .
I personally have a folder (called 'to be worked') thats on my internal drive . I import to this folder and work the images . once ive done most/all the work I move them off to my USB3 external images drive.
I did start off thinking I would have all of this years images on the internal drive and would move them come the turn of the year . but decided against it .
- I did start with smart previews, but thought that because I had been auto-generating them, perhaps that was bogging my system down, so I shut them off.
you only have to generate them once . again I let LR do this at import . yes the import time is longer but it doesnt stop me starting to go thru my images while the later ones in the set are being 'smarted'
Ive come to like Smarts quite a bit. they allow me to take my LR with me so I can do some work on my images while im at work on my work laptop . I copy my LRcat and the smart preview file to a USB3 memory stick . I can then go thru my images and do what I want . when I get back I just have to copy back the LRcat file (so it overwrites the one on my imac) and my LR is good to go . the smart previews on the thumb drive can be deleted (you dont need to copy those back over)
I wonder if I'm doing something wrong that has the performance all hosed up.
I dont know . have you tried 'Optimizing' your catalogue ? maybe that would reduce its size . (just a thought)