Sorry for the inconvenience.
Please try the below mentioned steps:
1. Go to Lightroom Preferences > click on performance tab
2. Uncheck Use Graphic Processor option
3. Restart Lightrroom
4. Then try to use
Tried that - thanks. Makes absolutely no difference to export performance and makes importing and editing as slow as exporting! GPU is an nvidia GeForce GTX 850M
If it helps any I too am having problems with exporting in Lightroom 2016/CC. It's glacially slow on a 2009 17" MBP either exporting to JPG or to a catalog to import to my desktop. Newly build desktop, so I can't comment on its export abilities until later this evening. However, the system it replaced was a Haswell i5 3.5Ghz 16GB RAM, Windows 8.1. Catalog, cache on separate SSD from OS, and photos stored on another disk array.
EDIT: either running the integrated, or discrete GPU on the MBP doesn't seem to help with export speeds.
I too am having problems with exporting in Lightroom 2016/CC. It's glacially slow
Do Help > System Info to verify which version of LR you're running. If you are on LR CC 2015.2, it contains a severe bug with exporting: Lightroom Release 2015.2 Crashes Upon Exporting/External Editing.
You could update to CC 2015.2.1, just released, and that could well fix the problem. But there are numerous other problems widely reported for 2015.2 that 2015.2.1 does not fix. So I, and others, recommend that you revert back to CC 2015.1.1, following the instructions here: How do I roll back to Lightroom 2015.1.1 or Lightroom 6.1.1? . Wait until Adobe cleans up all the mess and releases 2015.3.
Hello, I see this is from last year, but I am having the same problem. I am running LR 2015.6, and have come in this morning to find LR has exported almost nothing last night.
I have already unchecked 'use graphics processor' which does speed up performance, but if I can't export quicker I'll have to ditch LR. Any ideas?
I'm having the same problems with Graphic Prosessor off on 2015.6.1
It's so slow that I'm having problems navigating through folders in my catalog, is there no way to fix this?
I'm working on a MBP, 2,8 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM
AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2048 MB
Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
The first thing I can suggest is to update to the latest version of Lightroom CC 2015.10.
I am on the latest version of LR and it's taking forever to export 370 images, I could have just copied and pasted them into a folder but instead been sitting here for 30 min now and it's only exported half of the images.... first and last time I'll be using LR to export or backup my photos
First question- Why are you exporting the 370 photos?
I could have just copied and pasted them
Yes, this would copy the 'out of camera' original files, (without any Lightroom edits)
last time I'll be using LR to export or backup my photos
You should NEVER have used Lightroom to "Backup" your photos. Lightroom is not designed to do this.
You should use the operating system, or better specialized software, to make backups of your original image files.
So if you think that "exporting" is for backups- not so.!
Use 'Export" only when you need a new derivative file for a special purpose, such as sending to a Print service, emailing, creating projects in other software, etc.
I exported my images out of LR simply because I wanted to try it. I generally move and backup my files through Bridge.
I don't use LR to backup my photos, see above.
Just simply stating that it's very slow to move things period and I won't do it again, no need to elaborate further.
I'm trying to export JPEGS as I have finished editing a wedding. I am exporting 600 files and so far it has taken over an hour and is not finished!
I am on the latest version (just updated from my CC account), and have tried all of the above tips but still no difference. Does anyone have any other tips please?
I host my catalog on an external LaCie hard drive and its linked via thunderbolt to my Mac
Please do Help > System Info and report the exact version of LR. LR often fools people into thinking they're on the "latest" version.
2015.10.1 Camera RAW 9.10.1
I'm in the same boat. I too have the latest version. i in the process of exporting 450 photos that I've converted to high res jpegs from raw after editing them. 5 hours in, and 75 more photos to go. Am I doing something wrong? I thought this was the norm as I've experienced long export times with other large photo shoots. Is my computer too old? Low res jpegs dont seem too bad. It's the high res that's pain staking.