Has it finished syncing to the cloud? It can't delete them locally until it's done so.
so I am testing still
1- synchronize folder size: 11GB
2- Lightroom Library.lrlibrary file size: 830MB
that is 7.5% of the initial size of pictures, and 830MB is far from 0% disk space usage
is this normal?
why does LR need close to 1GB stored info in the home folder?
"Synchronize folder size" ? Where are you seeing that?
Lightroom will never actually be 0%. It's a target disk space (use as little as possible) rather than a limit. It needs to keep a local copy of the cloud database and some previews because otherwise you'd have nothing to look at.
size of the folder I have pictures in - it is easy to see in properties of the folder the size of it
yes, I understand LR needs some data locally stored, but I am seriously afraid what will be the LR library size on HDD in case I send all 500GB to the cloud - considering 7.5% as now it will come to 35GB - is that correct? is it linear?
I'm sorry, I'm still not quite understanding which folder you're referring to.
But perhaps this will help... I have 631.75GB photos in the cloud. My Lightroom Library.lrlibrary file right now is 70.41GB.
the folder where the source pictures are on my computer
but now I think I understand: LR will keep the information locally that could be close to 10% of the initial pictures size - and if it has to be like that let it be.
I will mark the topic closed - I believe I got all the answers.
One more: if I install LR on new computer where there are no source pictures, will it recreate the library by itself based on information in the cloud?
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Yes on both counts.
I have 80 gigs in the cloud and my CC library is over 100 gigs, so yes, something is not right with how this installs.
Do you have it set to store a copy of all originals locally? The other 20GB would be smart previews, used for performance and when the originals aren't available.
I do not believe so. I haven’t changed any settings other than when the other tech changed it to only take 0% of my drive in settings. Can you tell me where to find that setting, just to be sure?
Also, when I edit something in CC it is saving a full size copy locally even though I’m not exporting anything.
Additionally still having the issue of it having to resync the whole library each tome I open, even with this massive library taking up hard drive space. Shouldn’t it just be able to regency its library and open? The program is unusable if it has to wait to sync 144k photos every time I benthough I haven’t changed my library.
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Grab a screenshot of Preferences > Local Storage for me please?
Syncing 144k images each time definitely sounds like something's wrong. I open and it's ready in seconds.
Hi there! Yeah, see in the first shot, I don't have copy originals checked, and also that its still showing no photos- this is it syncing again when I open it. Then the next you can see how my LR library is 114 Gigs (and counting- everytime I open up LR again it seems to add a few gigs, even when I havent added new photos and it is just
resyncing the original 144 K photos). Also you can see how it shows I have just under 80 gigs backed up- thats it. thats ALL of my photos- and it's showing synced, so why does it have to slowly reload them all when I open up again? I have a brand new imac with 32 g of ram lol. Any ideas would me so appreciated- I have tried to use CC on two different macs and have had the same issue both times. I can't figue out why it seems to just double my photos somewhere.
I have a brand new imac with 32 g of ram lol.
That middle screenshot - what does it show when it's finished calculating?
You mentioned it's a brand new iMac - that could be key. How did your Lightroom Library get on there from the other computer?
It shows about 280 gigs free on my computer.
the new Mac thing I doubt is an issue. It did the same thing on my old mac, which is why I have never been able tor really use the software. Even still, I had installed CC completely on my old mac. I didn’t transfer anything Adobe from one computer to another. I just made a new catalog.
Thanks for the help. We are now at 117 gigs for this library lol
So you didn't transfer the old Lightroom Library or any of the Application Support files, perhaps using the Mac's migration assistant. You just set it up as a brand new machine and signed in and let it download from empty? Hmm, that was my prime suspect.
I think it's time to report to the engineers so they can figure out what's going on. Here’s instructions on how to report it to Adobe: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/send-bug-report-feature-request-adobe/