Lightroom Catalog over 4GB & Archiving
I'm curious how you all manage your LR catalog(s). I started getting an email saying that my catalog is over 4GB and therefore it would be compressing the catalog file. That sounds easy enough (I deleted 1:1 previews and stuff to stay on the smaller size, but.I think I'm firmly there now). I did wonder, given the alert, is there any downside to a huge catalog?
I'm well organized, so it doesn't slow my workflow down, but i like having my library in one place. It goes back to about 2007 and have a few hundred thought photos tagged, starred, color flaggaed etc.
I guess I'd really appreciate thoughts on:
1) Is there any "concern" about having such a large catalog file?
2) If so, how are you going about managing more than one catalog? When do you move to another one?
3) What am I missing?