I recently purchased Lightroom for photo editing. Since downloading the app, my Laptop has slowed down considerably, and I often have to hit the power button to switch it off because the whole system stopped responding. This is extremely frustrating. Instead of buying a new laptop, what are some settings I can change, or software/hardware I can upgrade too to solve this issue?
Have a look at how often LR backs up your files maybe set it to weekly. The backup files also build up and eventually take up space and slow the laptop down, the older backup files can be deleted keeping the most recent
How many photos in your catalog? In Catalog Settings > File Handling: What size is Standard Preview Size and Preview Quality set to? In Catalog Settings > Metadata: is Automatically write changes to XMP checked? Are your original photos on your local drive or an external USB drive?
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