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Thu, Jan 17, 2019 2:05 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Autoimport + Smart-Previews??

Hi there, does anybody know if there is a possibility of auto-creating a smartpreview while autoimporting (it only allows 1:1 previews)? I already tried a plug-in called "folder watch" wich allows smart-previewss at autoimport but also auto-creates 1:1-previews (can't be adjusted) which makes the plugin usless for me because the rendering process in this case takes way to long :-( any ideas?

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2 years ago

You're right, that option's not there. You can create smart previews on demand by selecting them and going to Library menu > Previews > Build Smart Previews. That way it can run later when the computer's not so busy.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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2 years ago

Thanks a lot for your fast reply!! Yes - usually that would work fine. But in my case I need a solution that doesn't need my prompting/confirmation. I want to put my sd-card in the slot of my macbook-pro while I'm shooting and the computer shall do the rest of the work (importing and creating of the smart-previews) so that I can start editing immediately after the shoot. I already have a script that's copying the pictures to my laptops harddrive :-( but lightrooms autoimport is not allowing to create smartpreviews and the "folder watch"-plugin is creating additional 1:1 previews which slows the whole process so that when I want to start working only 20% or so of the importing process is finished.
it really is a big challenge just to be able to start working after a shoot without waiting for hours till the catalog is ready. It will be a pain in the ass but I guess i will have to switch to capture one or another alternative because of this little problem! hmpf ...

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2 years ago

I'll switch this to a feature request because I don't remember anyone requesting it before. 

Silly question, but for what purpose are you creating the smart previews, that is delaying you from editing the photos immediately after the shoot?

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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Smart Previews build fairly quickly so it shouldn't take too long to select all the new photos  in Library and build them.