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Lightroom PerformanceToday we have a topic on Performance in Lightroom. I will guide you through on how you can speed up Lightroom on your machine with some simple steps

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.

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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! 🙂

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