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Recent content by Ferguson

  1. Ferguson

    New PC

    THanks, Jim... yes, I meant to write "if your new PC has a newer major version" of ligthroom. I'd like to blame spelling verifier but probably my fingers. The real danger with the way Lightroom does upgrades is you end up, over enough version upgrades, with all these old catalogs sitting...
  2. Ferguson

    New PC

    Glad it worked out. Take some time and clean up for next time. ;)
  3. Ferguson

    New PC

    It is easy to re-connect a moved folder (i.e. one whose drive letter or path changed). Read this: Lightroom thinks my photos are missing—how do I fix it? | The Lightroom Queen I would not physically move (as in copy) the files, but just point lightroom at the new location. If you think it...
  4. Ferguson

    New PC

    I got lost in there somewhere so let me see if I can give some general answers. First I want to make sure we are talking Lightroom Classic (that's in your heading) and not "CC" which most people mean the cloudy version. In classic there are a lot of files -- the book (I assume you mean...
  5. Ferguson

    HDD TO SSD DRIVE

    I guess it depends on how you think it is extending the life. If you are out of space -- maybe, though moving things other than the OS there would be better. If you are out of horsepower, I really doubt that hanging a fast SSD on a slow USB cable will help. There's also a much higher...
  6. Ferguson

    HDD TO SSD DRIVE

    Your issue may, however, be booting from the external drive - that depends a lot on the laptop bios. Perhaps more to the point - why? If you are trying for better performance, being on a USB external won't do it, since the USB is going to be too slow even if the drive is fast. If you are...
  7. Ferguson

    Does Lightrooom CC qualify as a backup copy of photos?

    Thanks Jim, I just had no idea if it required the original. I'm less and less of a cloudy person as time goes by, just ignoring it until it reaches more full parity.
  8. Ferguson

    Does Lightrooom CC qualify as a backup copy of photos?

    +1 ^^^^^ All my discussions about separate cloud backup presumed you still kept a local one. But fires, floods, tornados, and burglary do happen. Counting ONLY on a local backup is also a bad idea.
  9. Ferguson

    Does Lightrooom CC qualify as a backup copy of photos?

    PS. And once you do that, the same cloud storage can hold your taxes and other important documents off site, which are probably more important than photos, and for which there's no good "smart preview" for later.
  10. Ferguson

    Does Lightrooom CC qualify as a backup copy of photos?

    I can't speak to the export of smart previews, someone else will. My own 2 cents is this: there are a lot of relatively cheap backup products for the cloud. Since you ingest (into Adobe) in Classic, your originals are handy, and moreover if you edit only in photoshop in Classic your originals...
  11. Ferguson

    Does Lightrooom CC qualify as a backup copy of photos?

    The answer depends a bit on whether you are going to ingest in Classic or ingest in Cloudy's Lightroom. If you ingest in Classic only the smart previews are in the cloud, so no, it is not a backup. I'm not sure if CC could export at all then, but the loss of detail would be large if so. If...
  12. Ferguson

    It's been close to three months now....I've just spent another 2 1/2 hours with adobe to no avail. LR does not sync to gmail. Gmail says to check with

    And please provide as much info as you can about what you do, and what response is given; remember, no one here was on those 10 hours of phone calls (you must have the patience of Job). o_O
  13. Ferguson

    November Upgrade

    Just to add a bit... where it becomes more trouble to reverse is if you upgrade and use it for a while, importing new photos and doing lots of changes. If you decide to go backwards the changes are sort-of lost (there are some workarounds to recover them, but not exactly straightforward). So...
  14. Ferguson

    Light room Classic and SmugMug

    I am on windows and have not noticed anything. If the images are there (e.g. showing in one view not the other) that sounds more like Adobe than the plugin itself. The plugin moves images in and out, but largely Adobe manages content and display of it. But Smugmug is pretty responsive to help...
  15. Ferguson

    LR Backup and External HD

    Yes, on many levels. ;) On a tangent: Mirroring a huge folder is no different really than copying it manually. If only changes are sync'd to the mirror, and if (as you do) you want to have a copy of all images, what's the big deal? But... A mirror is not a backup, if it literally mirrors...
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