Setting up On1 Raw on a mac
How do you set on1 up for Max performance on a mac?
I'm running it on a imac i5 2017. The startup drive is an SSD. 8 gigs of Ram. I have my edits and folders on a spinning external.
I've maxed the scratch disk on my startup SSD.
Is there an ideal way to set up?
With your current configuration your best way to increase performance while running ON1 Photo RAW is to make sure you have all necessary applications closed prior to doing your post processing. This will ensure all of your machine's available resources are dedicated to our application.
Another option would be to upgrade your installed RAM from 8Gb to 16Gb or more (if possible). This will boost overall performance of your machine especially when running multiple applications.
I'm not a Mac guy so maybe someone here has better info. Just wondering if you've tried changing the Scratch and Cache locations in the Preferences. I imagine having all of that on an external drive is going to slow you down though.0
Thanks for the comments. Very helpful.
I'm going to increase my ram to 16 gigs and get a 500 gig external ssd exclusively for a scratch disk and cache. Also, I want to move my raw and sidecar files to their own drive.
Is there a proper way to move your existing raw and sidecar files to a new drive and still maintain your original catalogue and database?0
Just use On1s browser to drag photos or folders to their new location. On1 will keep everything intact. If you're moving a lot of files, On1 may take some time to update the database.0
Excellent! Thanks... Will update my experience in about a week.0
Highly suggest to expand memory to at least 16GB. I ordered our iMacs with 8GB and then put 16GB extra in them for 24GB total. Greatly improves performance on lots of apps.0
I completely agree with the suggestion to add more RAM. I also upgraded from 8GB to 24GB, and it made quite a difference.
My late 2015 iMac has an internal Fusion drive, and I store my images there. I have a fairly fast external HDD connected with a Firewire 800 cable and a Thunderbolt adapter, and that works well for me for the scratch files and browse cache.
Building the browse cache can take awhile (mine is about 90GB) but, once you have it, things work smoothly.0
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