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Lightroom, MacBook with limited internal storage - how to work withseveral external USB sticks

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Old April 28th 18, 10:23 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Tim Watts
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Default Lightroom, MacBook with limited internal storage - how to workwith several external USB sticks

On 28/04/18 22:08, nospam wrote:

Not Pros with decent GPUs

what exactly is your family doing that requires a decent gpu?

I have my reasons But not really relevant to this thread.

photoshop and lightroom, sure, but that's *your* macbook.
are *they* also doing photo editing?

No, they're doing animation and audio/music work. And it's a better idea
to put all the resource into one really good device that we can share
for specialist work than have 2 half hearted machines.

We all have cheap chromebooks or linux laptops for our daily
work/school/consumer activities. Works for us!

Is there any reasoning to that? Not being funny (or ungrateful to free
advice) - I just like to understand the "why"

it's a ****load of effort that is not only not needed, but begging to
cause all sorts of problems.

So mostly down to the number of devices then?

it's down to manually doing work that a computer can do for you.
do you really want to keep track of which photo is on which drive??

OK - I just didn't view that as much of a problem (I tend to put stuff
together by year or group of years).

and then there's the situation where you create collections that
include photos from multiple drives.

Ah - now that is interesting. I had not considered that. Good point.

smart previews is designed for exactly the situation you describe, no
additional hardware needed and no additional work required to use it.

Yes - I was considering those. It was the logic of how best to manage
the full sized file I was trying to get a better understand of.



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