Post processing is a very time consuming process so i’m all for anything that will save me time. Spending hours editing my photo’s really isn’t my idea of fun.
I’ve just bought the Ultimate Bundle from Photonify.com and I have to say it’s already saving me a huge amount of time.
You can buy individual bundles but I thought i’d go all out and buy the whole lot. It’s definitely a more cost effective approach and I managed to find 25% discount code so make sure you find yours too.
On the whole I really like Lightroom 6 but I did find that I had to upgrade my iMac OS to El Capitan to speed it up. It had virtually ground to a halt on my old Mac OS.
It’s also quite buggy and there have been a lot of complaints from Lightroom users, so many that Adobe even issued an apology for the buggyness of release 6.2.
Sometimes companies do release buggy software so they can get free QA (Quality Assurance) but I don’t think this is a sustainable strategy from Adobe if this is what they were doing.
Anyway, now i’ve upgraded my OS it seems to be a lot quicker, so it’s definitely worth doing.
BTW I’m convinced Apple are able to remotely throttle the performance of your iMac in an effort to get you to upgrade to the latest OS but at least it’s free.
So this is the iMac i’m currently using:
- iMac (24-inch, Early 2009)
- Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- Memory 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
- Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400 256 MB
If you are doing anything to do with image processing you will want to max out on your memory. You can never have enough memory in your Mac or PC.
I don’t think my graphics card is supported anymore by El Capitan but I haven’t run into any major issues thus far.
Here’s a link to an article from Adobe about possible issues when running Lightroom 6 and El Capitan that you might find useful.
Lightroom and El Capitan | Mac OS 10.11
I strongly suggest using a tool like ‘MacBooster’ so you can keep an eye on how well your Mac is running and tweak it when necessary so you can squeeze every last bit of juice out of it.