How to Use Smart Previews in Lightroom in 60 Seconds
No one wants to lug around an external hard drive with them all the time. But what happens when you want to keep working in Lightroom no matter where the original images are stored?
The answer is Smart Previews, a feature that Adobe added back in Lightroom 5. Smart Previews are “proxy files”: they stand in for the original images. Despite being much smaller they still give you everything you need to work on your files effectively.
Check out the table below to see how comparatively small the Smart Preview files are:
Number of Images
Original File Size
Smart Preview Size
Maybe your internal hard drive doesn’t have all of the space you need to keep every image nearby. But I’ll bet you can keep the Smart Previews even when storage is tight. Let’s learn how to render and work with Smart Previews.
60 Seconds: How to Use Lightroom Smart Previews
This 60 second screencast will teach you to render and use Smart Previews. Let’s learn more.
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