Edit >> Preferences >> Performance
Then disable GPU acceleration.
If LR crashes before you get to the menu you can manually disable this preference using a text editor as follows:
Click the Windows start button and type this string and hit return.
%appdata%\Adobe\Lightroom\Preferences\Lightroom 6 Preferences.agprefs
Highlight the file Lightroom 6 Preferences.agprefs and choose open with and navigate to Notepad on your computer. When the file opens in notepad scroll down to near the bottom of all the text.
Change the following line: useAutoBahn = true to the following useAutoBahn = false
Save and close the file Lightroom 6 Preferences.agprefs (use save not save as – you need to overwrite the existing file)
Launch Lightroom again.
Champion! Thanks very much.
Does this mean that Lightroom is now using the onboard (intel) graphics processor? Is this likely to slow down my processing? Is this a temporary glitch with Lightroom or should I replace my GPU?
Sorry to bombard you.
You will be using the CPU like all previous versions of Lightroom?
At present only a few uses are made of the GPU in Develop, but as Adobe makes future improvements and new drivers get issued, more people will be able to take advantage.
When I type in %appdata%\Adobe\Lightroom\Preferences\Lightroom 6 Preferences.agprefs into windows and hit "Return" or enter.. it just trys to open a program and says it has no app to open it. Please help.
Penny, it's asking you what would you like to use to read/modify that file.
Most commonly, a simple text editor like "Notepad" will do it.
Scroll your list of apps and highlight Notepad.
The file will now be displayed in Notepad.
Good practice anytime you're modifying a file like this is to make a backup of said file. (Click file/save as/filename and give it a unique name i.e. file/sve as/filename.old)
Now modify the line above as suggested, then click file/save as/ and save the file under it's original name minus the ".old" extension.
Restart the program.
p.s. The line you're looking for is way at the bottom of that huge string. It's alphabetically listed (useAutobahn is after T).
Been editing my vacation pics like a boss for three days straight. This afternoon, suddenly in the midst of editing, constant crashing.
Followed this edit, restarted the machine and boom. Nice work!
When I updated to the latest version of Lightroom CC, Lightroom started "Not Responding" about every 20-30 minutes.
The graphic card has been and is disabled so, that is not the problem in my case.
While trying to edit about 2000 photos from a shoot last weekend and had to restart my computer at least 25-30 times right in the middle of editing!
is there a way to go back to the previous version? I can't work like this! It can't be good for the program and particularly the catalogs.