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The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening

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The ideal computer for Lightroom

The ideal computer setup for Lightroom depends on the size of the files you intend on working with. The raw file captures you will be working with may range in size from 6 to 25 megapixels and the larger files will certainly place more demands on your computer resources. So when looking for an ideal computer to run Lightroom, you definitely need to take the typical image file sizes into account. The most important factors affecting Lightroom performance are the processor speed and the amount of RAM that is available for Lightroom to use. This is followed by the speed and size of the hard disk and to a lesser extent the processing power of the graphics card. Lightroom is optimized to run on the latest Intel computer ...

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