surprising size of LR 4 folder

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santamonica812
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surprising size of LR 4 folder
Mar 24, 2012

I just bought LR 4 a few days ago, and imported my photo files yesterday. I was surprised that the size of my LR folder now is about 17 GB. On further inspection, the Cache folder takes up essentially all of that (16.8, to be exact). I never checked the size of my LR 2 folder, but this seems surprisingly large.

But maybe not. My actual photo files take up almost 2.5 TB, so maybe 17 gigs is not so shocking. But I somehow expected--since LR does not make full-size copies of files and since LR leaves the original files where they are--that it would not take anywhere near that amount of hard-drive space. Especially since I've only done actual LR "developing" work on about 250 of my 75,000 images.

What have been other people's experiences?

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