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    Has Lightroom Shrunk The Catalog Size

    My friend just renewed his CC subscription and tells me the size of his LRCAT file has decreased by almost 30% (6.4 to 4.2Gb). Is that possible or do I have to go and do a troubleshooting visit?
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    Chosen Backup Location Doesn't Stick

    Operating System:OSX High Sierra 10.13.[3] Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): Lightroom version: CC 2015.10.1 [ 1117303 ] A while back I set the backup location for the primary catalog to a folder on our NAS as the original on the iMac is copied to a Time Capsule. I thought...
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    Importing Duplicates?

    Thank you, Victoria. I'm pretty sure I tried that one before but downloaded the manual anyway. Unfortunately, it's still going to require manually checking the flagged files whereas what I'm looking for is a way of not importing them or at worst an explanation for this behavior in LR so that I...
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    Importing Duplicates?

    Sorry for having been out of the discussion for a couple of days - I thought I'd opted to watch the thread but somehow that didn't happen. Anyway thanks for the replies. Victoria, the files in the catalog were made from exactly the same CR2 images but it's possible that they were not from the...
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    Importing Duplicates?

    I have had endless trouble with the way LR handles the duplicates issue. Working with a friend's archive of almost 400,000 images I keep running into situations where duplicates slip through - here's a current one: Old external backup drive found in camera bag and need to check these (3400)...
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    Stopping import

    I have stopped many imports by this method but it fails to work on the new iMac I'm using. The cancel cross doesn't go red and the import continues - in this case 36 Gb :( Anyone got a suggestion to force a stop without damaging anything?
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    LR 5.7 Lag Free Switching Between Images In A Big Catalog - Is It Possible?

    Thanks, Jim. I think the problem is solved but only by way of re-building the catalog. When I wrote the above post today we were halfway through copying a test I did on the old computer to see how miserable it would be to start a new catalog and import everything on the NAS by adding (as the...
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    LR 5.7 Lag Free Switching Between Images In A Big Catalog - Is It Possible?

    Still struggling with LR seeing the path to the NAS. Since the last post the computer hosting the LR Catalogue has been replaced with a new iMac and a new network set up. I was hoping (in vain as it turns out) that this would result in Lightroom seeing the NAS properly or at least so I can...
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    LR 5.7 Lag Free Switching Between Images In A Big Catalog - Is It Possible?

    Louie, That does sound like the problem but it took me an age to get to the root in Terminal (not DOS as I remembered it)! Now I've finally go there, the folder on the NAS shows only once along with the Mac HD and an external WD Passport I have plugged into a USB port. What do you mean by "go...
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    LR 5.7 Lag Free Switching Between Images In A Big Catalog - Is It Possible?

    The smart previews on the iMac were simply to provide access while I sort out the NAS issue. It just occurred to me that if he wants to take them away on an external drive while traveling we're either going to have to generate them specially each time he leaves or keep the preview files along...
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    LR 5.7 Lag Free Switching Between Images In A Big Catalog - Is It Possible?

    Mac/NAS/Speed The machine is an 27inch iMac (which I'm now sitting at) - here's a copy of the Hardware Overview: Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac11,3 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per...
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    LR 5.7 Lag Free Switching Between Images In A Big Catalog - Is It Possible?

    Thanks for the detailed reply. NAS & Mac: Sorry, I was mistaken about the ssd in the Mac - it's one of the other machines on the network. I'm not a Mac Person (in case you hadn't guessed) and the issue with the NAS has something to do with relative paths as far as I can tell. The shared...
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    LR 5.7 Lag Free Switching Between Images In A Big Catalog - Is It Possible?

    Background: I have spent some time re-building a catalog for a friend. The image and video files are on a NAS (Synology 1513+ with WD Red drives configured as RAID 6) and I've been using a PC to do the transfers from a multitude of external drives. He wants to run LR from an i-Mac which has an...
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    Help Me Get Out Of Lightroom Hell. Please...

    OK. I have to say Lightroom wouldn't be my first choice of management software but it's what my client wants to use and I'm about at my wits' end. Here's the situation: 29 external drives from 250Gb to 3Tb - 4 are USB3 and the rest USB2 and/or Firewire 5 formatted on a Mac, 23 are NTFS (PC)...
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    How to Rename to Get Rid of (-1) and (-2) Numbers LR Adds to Some Filenames

    Sorry for long delay in posting the response to your suggestion. Original filename seems only to revert to the name that was given it on import. To truly sort out the problems I have, I would need the original filename that the camera assigned the image when it was shot (ignoring the...
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    How to Rename to Get Rid of (-1) and (-2) Numbers LR Adds to Some Filenames

    A False Dawn Sorry for the delay in picking up from your reply. I thought I'd found the way forward but now it looks like a false hope.... Firstly, the naming schema we adopted on import was clearly a mistake for the reasons above (ie it was bound to cause some conflicts when several frames...
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    How to Rename to Get Rid of (-1) and (-2) Numbers LR Adds to Some Filenames

    Thanks, John. I've run an experiment with a burst sequence of 20 shots taken over a three second period and now understand what LR is doing, but can't see how the current template can be made to work unless there is a way of including fractions of a second. (We do use YYYY-MM-DD by the way, my...
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    How to Rename to Get Rid of (-1) and (-2) Numbers LR Adds to Some Filenames

    Thanks for the useful info This is the first mention of the appended numbers issue that I have found and to tell you the truth, my head is spinning! I am assisting a friend who has a Catalog of what he thought was some 35,000 images from a recent field trip during which the .LRCAT file or...
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    Using LR Catalog Without The Images Present

    Oops! I just checked and see that 1024 is the minimum size. Running a small batch on my PC at those settings surprisingly didn't look a lot faster.
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    Using LR Catalog Without The Images Present

    Thanks for the info Thanks Mark. I've "only" got 110,000 left to run at this point so I think I'll let the standard size run its course and then I'll follow your advice and run some of them again at say, 800 x 600 and see how they look. It's set to 1400 Medium at the moment and renders about...
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    Using LR Catalog Without The Images Present

    I have a friend with a recently created catalog of some 250,000 images - mostly DNGs but with a smattering of JPGs and AVI files. The images themselves occupy about 4Tb and are stored across a couple of 3Tb external drives. He is about to go on a trip where he wants to access the catalog...
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