Have you ever wondered how you could improve the speed of Lightroom? Have you ever wondered why it runs so slow on your machine? Here’s a few things you can do to improve it.
We could talk about the performance in Lightroom for hours so I am just going to point to some of the things you can do to improve the performance.
- The hard drive – use a fast one – at least 7200rpm. Do not buy 5400rpm hard drive – it’s going to be too slow. And try to avoid using an external hard drive for Lightroom – even though USB 2.0 is marketed as being very fast, it’s not at least in most cases. So keep your Catalogue on the main hard drive. A better solution would be to use e-SATA (many computers nowadays have e-SATA port).
- Remember to defragment your hard drive regularly. This will speed up the performance. You can schedule defragmentation at any time when you don’t use your computer.
- Keep a bit of space on the main hard drive – leave at least 20% empty space for Lightroom (and other programms) to run smoothly.
Have a great day! 🙂