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Is there and Benefits from Smart Previews if Original is available


Apr 13, 2020
Lightroom Version
Operating System
  1. Windows 10
Hi, my catalog and previews are on a new SSD, my images are on a relatively slow internal drive, a Windows 10 Storage Space.

Would I expect to get a performance increase using Smart Previews or will LR Classic still use the Original image it is online?

Thank you for your help.
Jul 2, 2015
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
You can set this in Preferences - Performance.

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