- Go to Lightroom > Preferences.
- Click on the General tab
- Uncheck “Show ‘Add Photos’ Screen”Restart Lightroom
- Also please Go to the Preferences > Performance Tab, and uncheck "Use Graphics Processor "
- Restart Lightroom and see if it works.
Didn't try unchecking “Show ‘Add Photos’ Screen” as this one appeared after the problems.
But unchecking "Use Graphics Processor" seems to be the fix, no chrashes so far
(Almost like a virus, trying to uncheck ("AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series") made LR chash immediately, every time. First creating an empty catalog did the trick though.)
This thing is killing me. I cannot do work!
I have made the changes noted above, and maybe they helped a little, but the behavior of the app is still erratic, and it is consuming huge amounts of CPU:
I cannot quit the app. It just hangs and is still showing > 90% CPU utilization. The only way to quit it is to Force Quit.
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Lightroom 6.3/CC 2015.3 is now available -- try updating to that version which includes the previous import functionality, bug fixes, and new camera/lens profile support: Lightroom CC 2015.3 / 6.3 now available
Here's the symptom. After hitting "Import", memory used by LR increases incessantly, until the iMac runs out of application memory (I have 16 GB of real memory installed). Spinning rainbow disk. Hard disk in system is pounding.
Disk byte read is increasing during this time:
This is all going on after double-checking the following:
I'm going to "Force Quit" now.
2015.6.1 seems to have helped.