The #1 source for Photoshop news, tips and techniquesSubscribe Now

elements11

 

Another Benefit of Optimizing Your Lightroom Catalog


OK, put this in the “Scott didn’t realize this” category, but on Wednesday night, we wrapped up our two-day Landscape Photography Conference (which went awesome, by the way – thanks to everybody that came out – over 1,000 photographers from around the world), and during the wrap up we do a Q&A session with each of the instructors. Well, one of the conference instructors was the awesome Terry White, and a question came up from an attendee who said she was concerned because her Lightroom Classic catalog had grown to over 1-Terabyte (which is a ton – I’ve never had my catalog grow to anything approaching that). Anyway, from Terry, I learned another reason why Optimizing your catalog is a good thing (and it’s a thing I did not realize it did), and that is:

When you optimize your catalog, it also deletes any high-res 1:1 preview that you haven’t opened in a while so that greatly slims down your catalog, and that right there will probably fix that photographer’s gianormous catalog size problem.

Now, I know Rob Sylvan is probably shaking his head thinking, “I can’t believe Scott didn’t know that,” but I don’t know all the stuff Rob knows. He has a giant brain. Really big, and it’s full of stuff I don’t know, which is exactly why I wanted him here writing a column on this blog. Really, big and giant brain.

OK, that’s it for today. Here’s wishing you a fantastic, relaxing, slim-catalog type of weekend. ?

Scott

P.S. If you’re thinking about going Mirrorless, or better yet, you’re concerned about whether you should go mirrorless or not, this is for you: I was the guest yesterday on Vanelli’s Skylum Coffee Break podcast, and our topic was “How to go mirrorless without fear,” and we covered so many things that a lot of folks weren’t aware of. I’m embedding the podcast below (it’s a video podcast, but you can just listen to the audio only – we didn’t share any images or anything). Thanks, V, for having me on – I had a great time (with lots of great questions from your viewers).



Source link