Video Tutorial – How to Optimize Lightroom 5

Adobe Lightroom Classic

In this episode of The Complete Picture (Video Tutorial – How to Optimize Lightroom 5), 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.


Adobe Lightroom Classic

Posted on 12-04-2013


  • 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.