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7 Tips for Making Lightroom Run Faster

Not happy with Lightroom’s sluggish performance on your computer? Here’s a helpful 15-minute video in which photographer and instructor Anthony Morganti shares a number of helpful tips for optimizing your Lightroom’s performance.

The tips are various settings you can adjust and tools you can run inside Lightroom, from Catalog Settings to Preferences and more. Since photographers have different workflows and needs, customizing how Lightroom runs can help make it run faster for your own purposes.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the main performance optimization tips discussed in-depth in the video:

#1. Build 1:1 Previews: Make Lightroom create a 1:1 preview of your photo files, trading extra disk space and slower importing for faster performance while working with your photos.

#2: Discard Previews: Have Lightroom automatically discard your 1:1 previews after a certain number of days to free up disk space.

#3: Preview Size and Quality: Make sure your preview size and quality and set to appropriate settings for your monitor.

#4: Camera Raw Cache Settings: Increase your cache size as large as you can from the default of 1GB.

#5: Use Graphics Professor: Try enabling or disabling the use of your graphics processor to see if that improves performance.

#6: Smart Previews: You can give up disk space and editing quality by using Smart Previews for faster performance.

#7: Optimize Catalog: Use the built-in optimization tool to keep things humming along over time.

Watch the video at the top of the post for a more detailed look at how you can make these adjustments and what they can do for you.

The video is episode #92 in Morganti’s helpful Lightroom Quick Tips video series. You can find his entire collection of videos on his YouTube channel.

(via Anthony Morganti via Fstoppers)

Here’s What Was Launched Yesterday for Lightroom CC, Mobile, and Web

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In addition to Photoshop Fix, Adobe also announced a bevy of updates to its Lightroom line of programs yesterday at the Adobe MAX conference. It’s an update that “covers the full Lightroom ecosystem across desktop, web, and mobile.”

Lightroom CC: Local Adjustment with Dehaze

After Dehaze was added as a global adjustment to Lightroom back in June, Adobe is now extended the functionality by bringing the power of Dehaze to local adjustments. You can now use Dehaze with the Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, and as a Local Adjustment Brush.

Lightroom CC: Redesigned Import Tool

Adobe has redesigned the Lightroom Import tool for getting photos into Lightroom from your computer, memory card, and other sources. The new system is “faster than ever,” Adobe says. He’s a look at how to import photos from your computer:

This is how you do it from a camera card or mobile device:

Lightroom for Mobile

Here’s a rundown of what’s new in Lightroom Mobile:

The iOS app (v2.0) now has a built-in camera, a Dehaze filter, a Target Adjustment Tool, and integration with Photoshop Fix via CreativeSync. Another big announcement is that Lightroom for Mobile is now a free app that will not required any paid membership to use. “Unleash your creativity with free access to Lightroom for as long as you’d like on your smartphone or tablet,” Adobe says.

On Android, Lightroom for Mobile (v1.3) now has a Color/B&W adjustment tool, a Tone Curve adjustment tool, adjustable vignettes, a redesigned Crop experience, and support for TIFF files.

Lightroom for Web

Lightroom for Web has been upgraded with powerful image editing features that are used directly in a Web browser. After logging in and seeing all your collections that are synced to the Web, you can organize photos and make edits to them. You can crop photos, apply presets, or make non-destructive adjustments. The video above is a rundown of things you can do inside Lightroom for Web.