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Writing changes to the files, whether sidecar or directly into the images (dng or jpeg) has a significant impact on performance when you apply changes to a lot of images at once. Just try to add a tag to 10000 images in one go, your hard disk will start working for quite a while. Writing to the image instead of a sidecar file just exacerbates the ...
Assuming you keep your raw files in your camera's native format (e.g. .nef, .cr2, etc.) the sidecars can lengthen the file each time more data is written to them. Under certain conditions this can lead to fragmentation when many files were written sequentially when imported. On the other hand, if you write the data directly to a DNG file (that you created ...
feels wrong to clog up my folders with thousands of xmp files that I'll probably never use You say "Lightroom CC," by which I assume you also have Photoshop. Every time you say "Edit in Photoshop," you use the XMP data. Photoshop loads it when it loads the photo, and then saves it back out when you save the edited photo. When you tell Lightroom to "Edit ...
So, are there any downsides to activating this option? Some people apparently experience minor performance impact when the data is written to the disk. I see no difference on an SSD. Obviously, you will have your folders littered with XMP files with Adobe specific data and questionable usefulness outside of LR/ACR.
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