When You Might Want to Build 1:1 Previews

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Here’s a really helpful, and as always, really quick video from Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde — this one is on when you might want to take the time and built full 1:1 size previews. It’s not for everybody, but it might be for you (ya never know).

Thanks, Benjamin. 🙂

See you here tomorrow, in case there’s any big news! 





  1. Rauf AKBABA 18 October, 2017 at 14:11 Reply

    Don’t forget! This “1:1 Build Preview” type of importing only speeds up the Library module. Not the Develop module…

  2. M.-A.D. 18 October, 2017 at 06:51 Reply

    There’s a new version of Lightroom mobile out this morning! Nothing Earth-shattering, but there is a new subscription formula that seems to be just for mobile… or is it a new price tier for Lightroom mobile + regular Lightroom?

  3. Burt 17 October, 2017 at 13:37 Reply

    I have always created 1:1 previews on import, for exactly the reason you mention. I would rather that time consuming process go on in the background, while I do other things on the computer. When I then go through the shoot for ranking and editing, it is instant.

  4. Tim 17 October, 2017 at 10:21 Reply

    Sorry, but even with an i7 processor and 16gb RAM and generating 1:1 previews, I still have to wait 3-5 seconds between photos in loupe view.

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