I have just upgraded to LR 4 RC2 and found that it took two hours!! to import NEF files from my Lexar 400X 8Gb CF UDMA card....I did several trials and it seems that the problem appears when I set some keywords before starting the import procedure. When I put no keywords at all, Import runs as fast as with the previous version of LR4...is this a bug or it just happens to me?
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i have also speed problems with the import in LR4 RC2.
even when i only import jpg files it´s much slower then past versions.
with past versions i could immediately view the imported images even when other images were still imported.
with RC2 i often only see a pixelated preview for 15-20 seconds and the message "reading data" (well i see the german translation of that message ).
today i often thought LR froze but then it was "only a hickup".
problem is the hickup happens very often.
i tried to import the same files (from the same SDHC card) with LR v3.6 and it was much faster and smoother experience.
i also noticed this issue with RC1, but today it was really annoying.
ps: i don´t add keywords on import but i do add coypright infos into the metadata fields during import.
my system specs:
win7 64 bit
intel i7 2600k
geforce 460 GTX
16 GB ram
240 GB vertex 3 SSD (for LR catalog and previews)