by Julieanne Kost

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December 4, 2013

In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne shares several suggestions for hardware, software, and preferences to help optimize the performance of Lightroom. Keeping these tips in mind when setting up a new system or refining your current system will help speed up Lightroom and make you more productive. 

Previews, File Size, Lens Correction, Local Adjustments, Camera Raw Cache, Automatically write XMP to Files, Saving files, Preferences,



  • By Tomas Järnetun - 2:34 PM on December 7, 2013  

    As always – an excellent wrap up!
    When it comes to the location of the LR catalog I find it limiting that I have to store all the previews in the very same place as your catalog. Whether you want to have your catalog placed on a fast solid state disc or whether it is in a folder synced to your cloud storage, the problem most likely gonna be limited storage size. Can you find any workaround for such a dilemma?

    • By Julieanne Kost - 4:47 PM on December 9, 2013  

      Sorry, as far as I know, the previews files have to be saved in the same location as the catalog and I don’t have a workaround.

    • By Davide G - 10:37 AM on December 13, 2013  

      Tomas I don’t know if you are on Mac or Windows, but both should have the option to create symbolic links between folders. Basically you can create a “virtual” folder that redirects to another “real” folder. For example a program will think it is writing to c:\folder\ but it’s actually writing/reading from d:\folder1\real_folder.