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    DNG files seem too large

    I compared overall size of folders of original raw files with those of dng's, to identify the folders with the (biggest) problems. Where the dng's were >= size of raw, I re-inputted to a new dng. Some re-editing needed but fortunately not too much.
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    DNG files seem too large

    Thanks. That is possible, although I'm inclined to doubt it. Anyhow, problem appears resolved so thanks for your interest.
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    DNG files seem too large

    Whilst researching on the effect of the different ways on importing raw files into LR Classic, I noticed that some of my DNG folders were much larger than those holding the original raw files. Using a different catalogue, I re-imported the raws, again as dng. I found that the new dng folder was...
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    Library module Reducing size of Smart Previews

    I've re-compiled all the smart previews - reduced the size of the folder to 31Gb from 213Gb, so that's solved that difficulty. Thanks so much for all your good advice. The exercise has raised another issue, but I'll start a new thread on that. Thanks for your help.
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    What's in a DNG file?

    That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the clarification!
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    What's in a DNG file?

    I've been doing a lot of reading on the pros and cons of DNG files versus keeping the original RAW. One matter I find confusing is the storage of edit data. I was always under the impression that this was stored in the LR catalogue, but now I read that its also in the DNG file? Is there a...
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    Library module Reducing size of Smart Previews

    OK, thank you (everyone) for that advice. Looks like an overnighter tonight!
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    Library module Reducing size of Smart Previews

    I don't have any HDR images, but thanks for the suggestion. My difficulty was in identifying specific previews in the folder - ie if I want to delete the previews of one part of my collection, how do I find the relevant previews?
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    Library module Reducing size of Smart Previews

    Thanks, Victoria, I'll do that. Just one more question, please - is it possible to delete onlu=y part of the Smart Preview folder - ie to do it a bit at a time? Then I can prioritise which ones I'm fixing.
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    Library module Reducing size of Smart Previews

    Yes, I will need to edit them on the laptop. I'm surprised that the overall size / space occupied will not reduce - looking at the example of sizes given in your FAQ book it seems that my overall size is too large?
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    Library module Reducing size of Smart Previews

    I have 40,000 image files and currently using LR Classic the catalogue uses 400 Mb, the Preview cache 23 Gb, and the Smart Previews 213 Gb, using Win 10. The image files are stored on external drives (500Gb). I want to transfer my catalogue to a fast USB so I can also use LR on my laptop for...
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    Print will only work "to file"

    Solved it! No replies needed. (I missed the Print Job section where I could change the destination).
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    Print will only work "to file"

    I'm experimenting with some Red River card printing templates. They seem to be set correctly as print presets. However, after loading image the Print button is greyed out and I only see "print to file". What am I doing wrong, please - or if this is the only way, how do I print from that file?
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    Catalogue changes

    OK, thanks. I've not seen the expression "expired mode" before but I'll look it up and try that. Thanks.
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    Catalogue changes

    Thank you.Yes, I can (and am) using Classic on both systems. However, if I cancelled the Classic sub then I'm assuming I'd need to (1) keep the Classic app in order to view photos up until then, and (2) use LR 6.14 for new shots. A tad confusing...... surely there's a better way?
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