Lightroom Tips

Tips on Tuning Lightroom's Performance

Happy Friday everyone. First, I’ve got a couple of seminars coming up in the next few weeks. I’ll be in Oklahoma City next week and Austin, TX the week after. Click here to check out the seminar page, watch a video about the seminar itself and sign up. I’d love to see you there 🙂

Next, I just found an article on Adobe’s website called “Lightroom Performance Hints“. There’s actually some really good stuff in it and I think it’s definitely worth reading. For me, I knew many of the things listed but I had no idea how much RAM impacts LR’s performance. I also never knew that my display size would affect performance as well. Luckily I mostly use my laptop and I don’t even have the higher resolution display. I’m plenty happy with 1440×900.

I often hear people with performance problems who use external drives. One of the points here, and something I always warn people of, is that Lightroom’s performance is directly affected by how fast the drive you’re using is, so keep that in mind.

I did find it odd, that one of the points on the tips page, talks about using the 2010 process version for faster performance. Really? So I’m supposed to go to a 3-year old process version to speed things up? I’ll pass on that one 🙂

It’s definitely worth a read though. Have a great weekend!