Lightroom library catalog file size

Started Aug 29, 2020 | Questions thread
OP whazzup Contributing Member • Posts: 618
Re: Lightroom library catalog file size

Johanfoto wrote:

whazzup wrote:

Thanks for all the replies. I am talking about Lr, not LrC.

I upload the photos from the camera to a laptop and it is all synced to the cloud and the laptop has an 80 gb file (which I understand is a package) entitled "Lightroom Library.lrlibrary" and my desktop has a 17 GB file of the same name. If the actual RAW files are stored in the cloud, how can I minimize the file size on the laptop because of the limited, unexpandable storage? I thought about just deleting the file/package and letting Lr rebuild it, but want to verify that I won't lose primary source files.

Thanks, again

You can do that, but did you read my answer about deleting the originals? I'm not going to write it twice.

I saw your answer. Does that corrupt that file/package? I am fine deleting the originals as long as it doesn't delete the original RAW files in the cloud.  Thanks again

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