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Quick question about resolution

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Jul 17, 2017 21:06 |  #16

Phil V wrote in post #18404155 (external link)
If you have Lightroom set to create full size previews on import, it will slow down import but speed up working.

I generate smaller previews on import, then full sized previews after at least a couple of rounds of culling.

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Jul 17, 2017 21:13 |  #17

Thanks all. I shoot RAW full sized to both cards. Not sure why as I've never had a card go bad on me. Right now, my computer on a clean install of windows 10 has 16 gigs of RAM and a 1 TB SSD. The processor is a AMD quad core running at 4.2GHz as well.

I'm going to upgrade the quad core to an 8 core just to give it a bit more kick. I have the GPU acceleration checked right now but it doesn't do much of anything. I may upgrade my graphics card in the future.

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Aug 30, 2017 16:53 |  #18

This is not specifically answering your question.

But, for the initial cull and tagging, there is an outstanding piece of software called Photo Mechanic. There is a demo online. It will render the photos pretty much as quick as you can scroll through them. You can get it to work with Lifhtroom from a rating perspective.... It takes some fiddling, but have a look on YouTube and you will find how to do it.

I got into this shooting sport, because Lightroom is pitifully slow for the cull and rate process.

So what I would do is take the Usual million photos of a sporting event.... Import the images to computer... Cull using Photo mechanic and rate them or colour code them. 1 star maybe, 2 stars good 3 stars know I want it. And that's it. It's gold if you have lot of images.

From there the ratings would show up in LR and I could filter the selections and start editing.

It's saved me a ton of time and got images out quickly.

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Aug 30, 2017 22:21 |  #19

Photo Mechanic is an absolutely 100% essential culling tool.

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Dec 05, 2017 13:35 |  #20

Not sure if this helps - but if you are doing yes/no choosing/editing/selec​tion of images, one big vote here for PhotoMechanic. Much, much faster than Lightroom.


You want to cut a lot of wood.

Do you use a swiss army knife, or a giant saw?

Giant saw = PhotoMechanic. Does one thing very well.

Swiss Army Knife = Lightroom. Does many things, none masterfully.

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Dec 05, 2017 13:38 |  #21

I feel like it is my(your) responsibility to give them the highest resolution JPEG I(you) can.

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Dec 17, 2017 13:03 as a reply to  @ post 18404269 |  #22

Its quality over quantity. Nobody really cares about a large file size. Space is cheap.

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