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Leederville, AU
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craigcullum Registered since 14th Jan 2013
Mon 28-Jan-13 02:34 AM


I've been a long time Lightroom user and with my new D800, playing around with the best way to optimise using such large files and how it's slowed down my workflow especially when rendering previews.

Here's what I've found to speed everything up;

1. During import I render Standard previews, something I didn't do before to speed up going through them and setting my flags.

2. I've found increasing Camera Raw cache to 25GB improves performance.

3. I've set Standard Preview Size to match the resolution of my monitor.

4. Overnight, I convert to DNG, i've found this can improve develop time.

5. The fastest cards, put my catalog onto an SSD and a USB 3 card reader.

This Adobe article explains a lot of it also:

Curious what others have found.