Can you believe what you read?
Can you believe what you read on the Internet?
A photography teacher from a â€œfamousâ€ teaching workshop wrote a blog post on how to speed-up Lightroom. His recommendations were:
- â€œGet a high speed video card.â€ Neither Lightroom LR1 - LR2 - LR3 or LR4 do not support or use any high speed video card. Lightroom will run at the same speed (almost) with a high speed video card or a slower/older video card. There will be some minor speed improvements, mostly the speed of display of the menus which are controlled by the â€œWindowsâ€ part of the OS. Photoshop CS5 and CS6 do support high speed video cards and will use them for all their screen operations.
- â€œGet 16 Gb of RAM to improve the speed of Lightroom.â€ I have a catalog with 143,00 photos. Windows 7 (64 bit), it tops at 2 gig of memory when the catalog is loaded. To go past the 4 gigabytes of RAM that comes standard with most PCs, you will need a catalog with at least 500,000 photos and hundreds of thousands of virtual copies.
Recently, somebody wrote a blog post that claims that if the Canon 5DMk3 has an SD card in it, the camera will be extremely slow and everybody with a camera blog repeated it, sometimes with the attribution, sometimes without the attribution.
It turns out that there is a menu item that allows you select which memory card is the â€œprimaryâ€ memory card. The speed of the 5DMk3 depends on the currently used memory card, there is even a menu item for that. Then â€œeverybody elseâ€ started repeating that you canâ€™t use the 5DMk3 with the SD card in the camera or the world, as we know it, would come to an end just like the â€œMayan calendar predicted.â€
- Please note that itâ€™s different for me, I wrote the blog post.