Is there anyone from Adobe on here to answer questions
or is this all just us users???
Generally, this is true.
I have over 58,000 images in my catalogue. Is this too much?
Seems like I'm going to get told to upgrade (of course, spend more money)
Unlikely to help. Perhaps you can tell us more details, such as exactly which actions in Lightroom or slow (or are they all slow)? Also, how big in MegaPixels are the photos you are working on? ... please don't tell me the answer in megaBytes. Are they RAW or JPG?
I just got off the phone with Adobe so trying their 5 for 30 days to see if that helps. They suggested I buy a whole new liscense (not upgrade my 4) so I get the 30-day money back. If it doesn't solve my issue, I get a refund. If it does, I still return it and then just go upgrade my 4 to 5.
Thank you so much for noticing my issue and replying/trying to help.
I am a Nikon D800 user, shooting RAW. Megapixels is around 36.5. it has a large sensor, files are huge.
I've used my camera and Lightroom and my Mac together with no issues for just about two years (got the Mac and Lightroom at the same time, Jan 2013).
Adobe folks say could be my latest version of OXS Yosemite?
Main slowness/crashing was with the using the basic filters (corrections) and spot healing but now it seems to be just about everything - zooming in and out, chaining clarity, changing vibrance, everything.
I'm no super tech savvy so not sure what to do beyond what others have suggested, which didn't seem to work.
Thanks for any help. I had a shoot last Friday with the American Heart Association and I've been stuck editing for two days now, super slow, behind on work!!!!
You have said the magic words!
36 megapixels photos and spot healing!
If you are doing a lot of spot healing (and I really can't be specific about what "a lot" is, as I don't have 36 megapixel photos) and/or a lot of brushing, then that's the problem. That's how Lightroom works when you do a lot of spot healing and/or a lot of brushing, it slows down. There's really not much you can do about this in Lightroom, and Lightroom 5 will NOT HELP.
The best solution is to do the spot healing in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements or GIMP or similar program, and do the rest of your work in Lightroom.
By the way, what happens if you take a RAW photo and do no spot healing on it and no brushing? Problem better, or not?
By the way, this is nonsense
They suggested I buy a whole new liscense (not upgrade my 4) so I get the 30-day money back.
There's no difference in the software between a whole new license for LR 5 and an upgrade from LR 4 to LR 5, but there is a difference in price of some 70 US dollars.
But since LR5 won't help this problem ... it costs you zero dollars to stay with LR 4
The one particular image I happen to be working on - I am doing some brushing to lighten/fade/blur the background (image to be used as poster, they want people to sign it so background has to now be "neutral"). I tried using another program to get rid of the background (cheap Smart Photo Editor) but didn't much like the result so went back to LR to use the brushes.
Lesson learned. Resetting the image to start over, see if it helps. I don't have Photoshop/Photoshop Elements or GIMP so my only program I use is LR. Might now have to start looking at other supplements to LR. I try not to do too much to my images, but this project has required that!!
I also just found another suggestion to "increase my Cashe settings" which I did, from 1.0 to 2.0 and that also may have helped.
I'll give the LR5 a little spin, but if it doesn't help much, I plan to return it for a refund.
Thanks for the help.
GIMP is free, it's somewhere between Photoshop Elements and Photoshop, but there is a steep learning curve.
You can find LR apps on ebay and amazon and that way you don't have to lease the programs
I'm having the same issues....this morning it said my files were missing!!! I'm freaking out over this because I do not want to upload all again.....please let me know if you find a solution. I called apple about it and they told me I may have to restore my macbook pro to original factory settings! But my issue is everywhere. Sometimes I can't even view a video w/o interuptions for long periods of wheel spinning.
I'm having the same issues....this morning it said my files were missing!!!
This is not the same problem. Nowhere in this thread was there any mention of missing files. Please start a new thread about this, and explain the problem clearly.
So my issue is that when I connect my cannon 7D mark ii to my computer to import my photos, but lightroom isnt locating any photos on my SD card. The program just keeps searching for photos to import. This is a result of my camera battery dying mid import and when I went to import the remaining photos it just kept searching and not finding anything. Ive reset my computer and tried a different card as well. Ill be purchasing a external card reader today tobtry that but other than that I dont know what to do.