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LR smart previews AND previews

New Here ,
Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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I am low on diskspace on my mbp. I do not store the actual photos on this travel computer, but I do use the Lightroom smart previews [which I occassionally update for my desktop work computer] to send out, and like that I can edit them on the mbp. But previews take up 46GB and smart previews are 66GB. Can I eliminate the 'dumb' previews or somehow manipulate them so they take up less space?

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LEGEND ,
Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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You can delete the  previews to regain space, BUT they will get recreated next time you open the catalog. This is something users with multiple catalogs can use effectively.

 

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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You can alter the standard preview size, use a smaller suze.

Tyicaly degaults to Auto (based on display)

 

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Jul 09, 2021 Jul 09, 2021

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i'll try that. thanks.

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What size do you recommend. Can i apply it it current all previews and how small can i go without being able to see detail?

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LEGEND ,
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MACOS? So the automatic backups via the OS, are they out of controll?

 

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New Here ,
Jul 09, 2021 Jul 09, 2021

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actually, i never back up LR on this computer since it is in essence a backup of my work desktop, which is triple backed up and has LOTS of disk space and XHDs. but good guess.

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LEGEND ,
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And  see: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/optimize-performance-lightroom.html

 

(mostly about performance, some about space)

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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Smart Previews are used by the Develop Module to do edits if Original image files are not available.

Preview files are used by the Library Module to display images.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6, LrC 10.4, Lr 4.4, Ps 22.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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