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    What should I consider for a new computer

    You must do this.... Subscribe now to Maximum PC and read the last 4 issues. You must get a GPU. Crazy not too, even though the newest chips are going to have a big jump in integrated graphics capability. But no ... gte a GPU. Go read the April addition of Mx PC right now and look at the...
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    12-16TB external storage: (1) how fast is enough? (2) move from NAS to DAS. (3) bit rot issues?

    Huge loaded question. Do a lot of research. I'm biased. I don't like NAS and really don't like any RAID period. I like all my photo files from my lifetime on one drive and right now they are on an internal 8TB sata SSD (which was 800 bucks 6 months ago, but the price is going down). My...
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    What should I consider for a new computer

    This is a loaded question but very interesting. I gather from this that you are going to build your own rig. If that is the case, get Maximum PC now and read the last 6 issues. Are you a computer or IT guy? Have you built before? Are you a gamer? (I think not). Go to pcpartpicker and read...
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    Working between 2 computers

    It is easy, but unless you do some things and have computers with the latest connectivity, it's going be slow for a while longer.... I would not want to be working in LR off of an external drive especially if its a spinning HDD...
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    Advice for external SSD for Mac Mini?

    I'm a PC hobbyist and build my own gaming rigs. Keeping up with this is a chore. This is not a LR question but a computer question and it is important because storage is cheap and plentiful and getting very fast and we are all benefitting from it. Study up. I just rebuilt my PC with an...
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    Import Destination

    Clee, I'm in Houston visiting kids and grandkids. My daughter is an engineer for Jacobs and tomorrow I'm going to shoot at the construction site of the world's largest water plant. Should be interesting. You may have seen my weird way of transferring my files and their sidecars from my laptop...
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    Working between 2 computers

    Denis and Jim, This is getting interesting and Jim forgot more about LR yesterday than I will ever know. I have to be careful about sounding authoritative because my solution might not be best practice, and if there is one thing I know about photography work flow is that you can always learn...
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    Working between 2 computers

    Denis, You said: "LrC is a single user application and a Catalog file can only be opened on one computer at any point in time." I say, well said. You said it way better than me. You said, "When you are working in LrC as far as Lightroom is concerned the info is in the Catalog file."...
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    Working between 2 computers

    Stefan - You are shooting raw right? We are talking raw files here - not jpeg. What system are you using? Fuji raf files? Canon CR2? Nikon? Glad you already know all of that but new users don't and it is a bit hard to get your head around at first. But you are not a new user. But you do...
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    Working between 2 computers

    More later but get into LR help system and it is imperative that you know what a catalog is and what a sidecar file is. Study it. I can't write it all right now. The image files are something totally different. The sidecar files and/or the catalog relates to those images and provides...
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    Working between 2 computers

    I have been doing something for many years that works for me. My catalog and all my files are on my studio desktop PC which as an 8TB SATA SSD that holds all my images organized into folders named the way I choose and with filenames that I choose that make sense when viewing in any file system...
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    Lightroom STILL doesn't make images unique

    I will do that next time I shoot a stack. Believe it not, I have not kept the stacks but only the resulting DNG that I'm happy with. I always shoot raw, then export to Helicon Focus as DNG files. But I did learn something from your post. I didn't know you could render the stack various ways...
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    installing LR on a different laptop

    Look at the thread I started last week when I did the same thing. I followed the advice of the Queen and Cletus and Jim. I ran into a little problem and then they set me straight.
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    Lightroom STILL doesn't make images unique

    I focus stack with the GFX 100 a lot - anywhere from 15 to 250 images and export to Helicon as DNG. Then I render (usually with Method C) and head back to LR as a DNG and do my work and then export as a full size JPEG at 90% quality, which is about 50 MB, and I post it on Flickr I'm in the...
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    Reloading Windows and Lightroom on new SSD and Images on a new 2nd SSD

    Also - This morning I created 1400 1:1 previews from 200MM GFX 100 raw files to watch the performance. Same thing. GPU maxed at 100% (5100MHz) on all ten cores and twenty threads. CPU temp was 67 to 70 Centigrade. The GPU was barely touched - about 2% of it was used. The ram used during...
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    Reloading Windows and Lightroom on new SSD and Images on a new 2nd SSD

    Jim, I did what you said and it worked this time like a charm. I updated the folder location from the D Dive hard drive to the new 8TB SSD (F Drive on my system). In about 4 seconds it linked to my 65,000 raw files i n 244 folders on the F Drive (8TB Samsung internal SSD) exactly as it had on...
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    Reloading Windows and Lightroom on new SSD and Images on a new 2nd SSD

    To add to what I said above, I see that if I right click the parent folder (Raw Files), I see there is an "update folder location" option. I tried that and directed it to the new F Dive (the 8TB SSD where the copy of every image now also resides. It showed the same folder structure with...
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    Reloading Windows and Lightroom on new SSD and Images on a new 2nd SSD

    Big Problem! I rebuilt the PC yesterday and installed Windows 10 on the new M.2 2TB SSD with the new Intel CPU, Motherboard and 64 GB Ram, as described above. I copied my 5TB of image files to the new 8TB Sata internal SSD. The original 8TB Hard disk drive with all my images stayed the same...
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    Photo Back-up

    What backup do you use? You should not be backing up anything but your data files. No need to ever backup your OS or programs in the the year 2020. You should backup your image folder to an external drive at least twice. I simply do a sync using GoodSync, so I essentially have external...
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    Reloading Windows and Lightroom on new SSD and Images on a new 2nd SSD

    Thank Cletus. Fantastic advice. I did not know all of that about LR creating all of those big temp files as it needs them on the boot drive where windows and adobe resides. I will have plenty of room on that 2TB SSD. I'm not sure why I hear so much about increasing Cache size then. If it...
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    Reloading Windows and Lightroom on new SSD and Images on a new 2nd SSD

    Thanks guys. I am amazed that you spend so much time helping people here and I need to spend more time on the forum because besides this issue which worries me I do have a few LR tricks up my sleeves. What a great program, and I have spent many years defending it on DPR. I am Greg 7579 on...
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    Reloading Windows and Lightroom on new SSD and Images on a new 2nd SSD

    Jim, you and Cletus probably don't remember me but you helped me a lot ten years ago when I was first using LR. I have not been on the forum much because I live inside LR and know it well now, but this thing I never do except on a studio PC change and I had trouble three years ago doing it. It...
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    Reloading Windows and Lightroom on new SSD and Images on a new 2nd SSD

    Cletus, this is the exact same link I followed 3 years ago when I got in so much trouble. One thing I already screwed up on was I uninstalled LR on my old machine (for a reason I won't get into but it had to be done) without saving all my presets and plugins, but I can set that up quickly once...
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    Reloading Windows and Lightroom on new SSD and Images on a new 2nd SSD

    I built a top-end gaming rig 3 years ago to serve as my photography studio PC and am updating it this weekend with a new powerful Intel i9 10900K chip, Asus Hero 12 Motherboard, 64 GB Corsair 3600 Ram, and a new boot chip - the Seagate 2TB Firecuda 510 M.2 SSD. That will be my new boot drive...
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    The Up-Down Slider Bar to the Far right in the Develop Module

    I am a true moron. Seriously.... How could I not have ever known this! I put the mouse anywhere in the entire area of the development module sliders and the mouse wheel moves it up and down. I don't even need that slender bar. I had no idea. How could I have not stumbled onto this in many...
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