HOW TO: Create a Lightroom Catalog with Smart Previews

1) Import your RAW files into LR. Select all images from the gallery that will need to be edited.

2) Navigate to FILE > EXPORT AS CATALOG...

3) Give the Catalog a name. Make sure ONLY the box "BUILD / INCLUDE SMART PREVIEWS" is selected

4) Wait until the progress bar in LR has fully completed. The process will take anywhere between 20min & a couple of hours.

5) Quit Lightroom

6) Find the Catalog you created, and send us both the .lrcat AND Smart Previews.lrdata files

 

You can view our video below for a visual step-by-step guide:

 

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