You'll be prompted to restart Lightroom CC to apply the settings you've changed. Do any of the following:
- Click Restart to apply your settings now. Lightroom CC quits and relaunches with the updated settings applied.
- Click Not Now to keep working in Lightroom. In this case, your changes are applied whenever you launch Lightroom CC next.
The Account preference set in the preferences dialog displays the account information for your Adobe ID at the top.
Click to access your Adobe ID account online and manage the account information for your Adobe ID. For example, you can change your password and add a profile picture.
Displays the space used by the photos Backed Up in the cloud and the Available Cloud Storage included with your Creative Cloud membership.
Lightroom CC intelligently manages your photos for you, so that your photos don’t fill up your hard drive space. This allows you to have space available and work on the photos important to you, even if there is not enough room on your hard drive for all of your photos. You can always view all of your photos in Lightroom CC, even if the original file is not stored on your hard drive.
In the Local Storage preferences, you have the option of changing how much of your available disk space Lightroom CC is allowed to use. Originals are always backed up to the cloud. You have the options to store a copy of all originals and smart previews on your computer’s hard drive as well.
Available space on
Clicking the drive name displays your Lightroom CC files in the Explorer (Win) / Finder (Mac).
Shows how much disk space is required by the Lightroom CC database files, thumbnail images, as well as Originals and Smart Previews when you enable the options to store a copy of all Smart Previews and Originals locally.
This is the amount of space reserved for storing Originals and Smart Previews that Lightroom CC manages for you.
Use Photo Cache Size Equal To
Enter a desired percentage value to specify how much of your available disk space Lightroom CC is allowed to use. To let Lightroom CC store more copies of your photos locally so that they are readily available for viewing and editing, increase this percentage value. If you prefer to save disk space by downloading the content when you need it, decrease the percentage value.
Store A Copy Of All Smart Previews Locally
Select to always keep all the Smart Previews on your computer’s hard drive, in addition to backing them up to the cloud.
Store A Copy Of All Originals At The Specified Location
Select to always keep all the original files on your computer’s hard drive, in addition to backing them up to the cloud.
- To change the default location or change the current custom location, click Browse, choose a folder in the (Mac) file picker window/ (Win) Select New Storage Location dialog. The new location is now displayed in the Local Storage preferences.
- To restore a custom location to the default location, click Reset.
Store originals on a NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive
Introduced in Lightroom CC 1.3 (April 2018 release)
Map the NAS drive on your computer.
See Microsoft's support documentation: https://support.microsoft.com/help/4026635/windows-map-a-network-drive
See Apple's support documentation: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25269
Prevent System Sleep During Sync While Connected To Power
Select this option to prevent your computer from going into the sleep mode when syncing is in progress.
Use Graphics Processor
Allows Lightroom CC to use a compatible graphics processor (also called a graphics card, video card, or GPU) installed in your computer. To determine your graphics card make and model, click System Info.
Add Copyright To Imported Images
Adds the specified copyright text to the metadata of images that you import after enabling this option. By default, the copyright text field displays the copyright symbol followed by your account name. If the image already has a copyright metadata, Lightroom CC doesn't overwrite it on import. Also, the images that are already present in Lightroom CC are not affected. You can view the copyright metadata in the Info panel by clicking the () icon at the lower-right corner of the screen.
Choose the Automatic or Manual option to have the panel tracks open/close automatically or manually.