I have heard several photographers complain about how slow Adobe Lightroom is. While I agree that Adobe needs to make some improvements to their photo processor and image organizer, there are a few things we can do on our machines to help Lightroom run a little more smoothly.
Photographer Sheldon Evans shares three tips to help speed Lightroom's performance, as we all know time is money, and any time we can save is valuable. Changing the preferences on how Lightroom handles things is one way to help improve the speed, so check out the different options or try out the suggestions that Sheldon gives in the video.
Another tip is one that helps us with one thing many of us hate: waiting for photos to load while going through your collection or folders of your work. While culling, I don't have time to share so sitting and waiting for the photo to load and switch to the next photo to wait again doesn't work. Building full previews while improving or even within the folder can be done to save time while going through the photos, but it does take some time to build the previews. I usually import and build while I do something else, and by the time I return to Lightroom it's much faster to browse through the photos. Sheldon shows how you can set up full previews.
What are some other tips to help speed up Lightroom? Share them in the comments.