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My MacBook Pro is admittedly old (2009) but suddenly very slow when using LR4

Mar 22, 2013 7:08 PM

I don't hve the fastest computer, admittedly.  But dowloading raw pics cand take ten minutes per picture.  I am downloading to an external drive - is that the problem, or do I simply need to get a more modern/ faster computer?


I typically shoot in raw and export jpg versions..


thank you so much to anyone who steps forward to help answer my novcice questions

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    Mar 22, 2013 8:47 PM   in reply to DanielaSnaps

    Yes, some may consider a computer from 2009 ancient ... but I use Lr with a late 2007 Macbook Pro and don't seem to suffer from undue harm.


    Where your RAW images reside, and how they are accessed by Lightroom can be a factor. If your external drive is USB2 ... and your RAW images in the 16MP or greater range, you can indeed expect Lr not to be instantly responsive.


    You really need to share more information as to the details in your hardware configuration, the size of the RAWcamera files you use most often and the exact configuration of your external drive so we can better assess your question.

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