So I updated CC. I'm running a Macbook Pro Retina, 10.9.5, 2.3Ghz i7, 16Gb RAM
Imports are WAY slower now than they used to be. I convert to DNG & create Smart Previews. I don't know what's changed, but it is way slower than it used to be.
Also, when editing photos via Smart Previews, sometimes the photo takes WAY too long to load....it just stays pixelated. I'll move on to the next photo or plug in the external drive...but LR5 never did that.
I'm not sure what is happening with these "performance enhancements" but I'm definitely not seeing it.
Any way to get this to speed back up? I've got 2 weddings next weekend & I can't stay up all night importing photos.
Try turning off the GPU acceleration. It's under Preferences/Performance.