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    Lightroom CC on a third Computer ?

    Thanks very much ! Will go ahead.
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    Lightroom CC on a third Computer ?

    I have the 1TB Photography Plan (LRCC, PS, Classic, 1TB) which allows me to activate two computers at the same time. I currently have my two Macs activated but would like to also activate on a Windows laptop. The choice seems to be: 1. Buy a license for a third computer....can't see any info...
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    Force iPad to download Smart Previews?

    An extension to this idea is to create an album called "All Photos" and click the store locally option for that. I have 75,000 photos and the smart previews use about 120GB. If you make this All Photos album the auto-import album it will stay up to date. Learned that tip on this great forum.
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    Size of Files exported from LRCC

    Thanks for the explanation Jim, I agree the reduced size is not much of a concern in practice, though I would be happier if LRCC iOS used the same as LRCC Desktop. Difficult to see a reason for this either, since almost by definition, 'exporting' implies the file is going to be used on another...
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    Size of Files exported from LRCC

    Just discovered that the export from Apple Photos was only 13.6MB if the photo was unedited. If edited, the export was 7.6MB. This implies another compression step, and that maybe LRCC also does another compression before export, unless "export original" is being used. Doesn't explain why the...
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    Size of Files exported from LRCC

    Arising from another thread I did some tests, exporting an image from LRCC on my Mac and then on my iPhone with some puzzling results: Starting point: 5472 x 3648 px JPEG file downloaded to desktop with Finder via a card reader 13.6MB Imported the above into LRCC. File exported as "maximum...
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    Move LRCC Library to external with symlink in ~/Pictures?

    Thanks Victoria. Yes I can see disconnection would be a risk. My external is strapped to the back of the iMac stand and I treat it like an internal, but obviously more at risk of disconnection than the internal. I will see how I go....one bad event might be enough to put it back on the internal...
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    Move LRCC Library to external with symlink in ~/Pictures?

    Thanks Cletus, I am not seeing a pictograph under the histogram. Also what is the EHD?
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    Move LRCC Library to external with symlink in ~/Pictures?

    Smart Previews now downloaded and the LRCC Library on the external is now 83GB as expected. All seems to be working well. The external is an SSD so seems plenty fast enough. Is there anything which could be a problem that I would not be aware of? Thanks
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    Move LRCC Library to external with symlink in ~/Pictures?

    Seems to be working....I have turned on Store Smart Previews locally, which I couldn't do before (c80Gb) and they are downloading.
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    Move LRCC Library to external with symlink in ~/Pictures?

    Since posting the above I found this thread which seems to confirm it works.
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    Move LRCC Library to external with symlink in ~/Pictures?

    The LRCC library has to be in ~/Pictures, but I saw a comment about using a symlink to another location....does this work? My 2017 iMac only has a 256GB internal and I would do this if it works....to a local external, not a network location Thanks
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    Question about size of Smart Previews... vary according to machine?

    Thanks very much. I think the mystery has just been solved as Finder on the MBP has just caught up and is now showing the LRCC library as 87GB, consistent with the iMac. It is a pity Adobe don't let us have the LRCC library anywhere except ~/Pictures.
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    Question about size of Smart Previews... vary according to machine?

    I have two Macs, a 13" MBP and a 27" iMac. My LRCC library holds 75,000 photos and uses 560GB on the Adobe cloud. The MBP is set to keep smart previews locally and the size of the LRCC library in ~/Pictures is 38GB. The iMac is only 256GB internal drive and so far I have not kept smart...
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    LRCC is putting originals in Library not the external drive I have specified

    I left it downloading overnight hoping it might move them to the specified location when the internal (256GB) drive became full, but it didn't. After 17439 it stopped because no more space. Next I created a new volume on the external I want the originals on and specified this as the originals...
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