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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Mac Boot From External Drives

Holding the Option Key on Reboot prompts for the Disk Drive to boot from, however some drives are too slow to start (such as ARECA T2 8 disk array) which takes a few minutes to fully start. Therefore its necessary after the prompt to hit (Right side of keyboard) Option+Shift and (Left side keyboard) Command +

Lightroom Speed Improvement

I have made a number of changes to my system lately and over the last few months Lightroom has consistently slowed down. This fix seemed to have the greatest impact though I can’t say I see how it could improve performance, it certainly has. Add administrator permissions to the following folders or files (CMD-I on folders or files)  1) Go> Go to Folder:  /Library  Logs/Adobe Caches/com.adobe.LightroomClassicCC7 preferences/com.adobe.lightroomClassicCC7.plist Application supports/Adobe/Lightroom CC 2) Go> Go to Folder: /users  Users/Shared/Adobe 3) Purge cache […]

Lightroom Previews File Size out of Control

LR CC Classic creates a preview of an image for use within the Develop Module and places it in file Previews.lrdata. This file is referenced to prevent the dreaded “Loading” message as you move from one image to another. I had to move my LR Catalogue to an external hard drive because the LR Previews file Previews.lrdata grew to 700Gig for a LR Catalogue of 200k images. Eventually I figured out how to move the Previews.lrdata to a separate external […]

Lightroom – Moving Lightroom Catalogue to a SSD while leaving Previews.lrdata on external disk

My SSD is too small to contain both the LR Catalogue and the previews file because I have 200K images and the Previews.lrdata is 700GB. To improve overall performance I have moved everything in the LR Catlg folder to the SSD except the previews file and placed the Previews on a separate drive which I called Areca-T2. To trick LR into using the Previews.lrdata on Areca-T2 a symbolic line file is used to refer all applications including finder to the […]

Photoshop How to remove Edge Fringe

To remove a fringe (often caused by sharpening or HDR high contrast edges): Create a mask of the object with the Fringe (example Mountains) If the mask is fuzzy or needs to be enlarged or contracted: Option Click the mask then: Image > Adjustments > Curves and correct the edge of the mask so that it reveals the Fringe and protects the  image, typically by adjusting the white point.  (Create a higher contrast mask).  Its also possible to select the […]

Lightroom Get Around 4Gig TIFF Limit

When editing files from LR to PS – over the course of time some files grow and exceed the 4gig TIFF limit as layers are added and in this case a TIFF file already exists in LR that can’t be re-saved.   In this case the following workaround is available: You likely just received an error in PS stating the file can’t be saved because it exceeds 4 Gig In PS:   Edit>Duplicate.  This creates a new UNSAVED File in […]