Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jan 2018 14:40 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

If there's one thing that will make even the most powerful computer feel like a 7 year old rig, it's Adobe Lightroom paired with RAW files from any high-megapixel camera.

In my case, I spent over a year of spare time editing 848GB worth of 11,000+ 42-megapixel RAW photos and 4K videos from my New Zealand trip and making these nine photosets. I quickly realized that my two year old iMac was not up to the challenge.

In 2015 I took a stab at solving my photo storage problem with a cloud-backed 12TB Synology NAS. That setup is still running great. Now I just need to keep up with the performance requirements of having the latest camera gear with absurd file sizes.

I decided it was time to upgrade to something a bit more powerful. This time I decided to build a PC and switch to Windows 10 for my heavy computing tasks. Yes, I switched to Windows.

I love articles like this, because there is no one true way to build a computer for any task, and everyone has their own opinions and ideas and preferences, making sure not one self-built PC is the same as anyone else's. Add in a healthy dose of urban legends and tradition, and you have a great cocktail for endless discussions that never go anywhere.

It's clickbait without actually being clickbait.

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Just do yourself a favor and trial Capture One Pro. My raw files are a mixture of Nikon NEF (D810/850) and Fuji RAF (X-Pro2). I run a maxed out 5K iMac, and Lightroom still runs like garbage. It not the file sizes, but simply years of Adobe legacy cruft holding back the Win/Mac LR experience. Raw processing/rendering the same files with Lightroom on an acquaintance's iPad Pro, and it's just so much faster.

Edited 2018-01-25 16:42 UTC

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I get the strong feeling that Adobe software engineers are paid by lines of code...

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