Lightroom performance

Hello everyone,

Let’s talk about Lightroom performance today and factors that need to be considered.

Lightroom’s performance depends on:

  1. RAM
  2. CPU
  3. Disk speed

Which factor is the most import will depend on what you are doing in Lightroom. If you load large files in Lightroom, the speed of your hard drive is very important. There is no one single most important element, however having a fast processor is important as well. The processor will be mostly used when applying adjustments inside Lightroom.

Exporting or generating previews requires a lot of processor power as an example. It’s good if you have 2 cores or even 4 but it doesn’t improve twice/four times. As far as I know, at the moment, Lightroom doesn’t really benefit from GPU so no need to worry about that too much.

Have fun with Lightroom and do not spend too much money on hardware… 😉

Have a fabulous day!

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