Lightroom 5 Smart Previews


We’ve all been there… trying to upload images via the FTP and wanting to scream because of the ever increasing image sizes and the ever decreasing upload speed. Smart Previews changes all that. By using Smart Previews, Evolve Edits can now edit your images without actually having the raw files sent to us. Then, we can edit your job and return the catalog back to you to import the changes back into your system.

According to Adobe key benefits include:

  • Smart Previews are much smaller than the original photos. For example, 500 raw images from a high-end DSLR camera may occupy 14 GB of disk space. The Smart Preview files for the same images amounted to 400 MB of disk space.
  • Continue to work with your Smart Preview files even when the device containing your original photographs is disconnected. You can perform all edits that you would perform on the original file.
  • Automatically sync any edits made on Smart Preview files with your original files, as soon as the device is reconnected to your computer.
  • Once created, your Smart Preview files are always up-to-date. When your storage device is connected, any edits you make to the original file are instantly applied to the smart previews as well.

Watch the video below to see how it works. Let us know if you have any questions.

**Special Note**

If we will be doing special edits like Premiums, Signature Edits, or anything requiring Photoshop, we will need your actual RAW file.