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This slowdown/freezing is a known problem with doing lots of adjustments and/or spot healing on a single photo.
There are a number of possible remedies
- Get a faster CPU (speed of the drive and amount of memory and powerfulness of the graphics card will not impact this problem)
- Do all of your brushing and/or spot healing as the next-to-last editing step, and as the last step, turn on any Lens Corrections (if desired)
- Perform the brushing in Photoshop Elements or Photoshop
I'm not discarding your reply. I'm just hoping this can be fixed without having to buy a new computer. This is driving me crazy. I chatted live with Lightroom support and I thought Anadi fixed the problem for me. He/she had me trash this file: com.adobe.lightroom6.plist located in: ~/library/preferences. Lightroom worked well on a new unedited photo. As I added new brushes though, to dodge & burn, and zoomed in & out, the dreaded ball slowly returned and eventually my Mac hung so badly I had to force quit Lightroom. The Adjustment Bruch is becoming my primary editing tool and I want it to behave as it does on the start of an edit. I'm going to resume a chat with Lightroom support later but in the mean time, HELP!
The Adjustment Bruch is becoming my primary editing tool and I want it to behave as it does on the start of an edit.
It's not going to behave as it does at the start of your edit. As I said, this is a known problem.
Please try suggestions 2 and 3 above.
And it has nothing to do with the preference file (the .plist file), so deleting it or otherwise modifying it will not impact this problem. In fact, the help line will not be able to overcome this problem, there is nothing they can do or say that will make it any better (except for the suggestions I already made).
Any new updates on this issue? I am experiencing the same thing.
Once it starts to lag. If I undo some adjustments. Will it then return to normal speed?
I don't know. Please give it a try and report back to us.
I clicked "undo" until it was no longer an option and as I went through that process, it does seem to return the editing speed. I guess if I notice a lag or things starting to slow up when using the adjustment brush, I will select undo a handful of times to keep things at normal speeds and try to work around that until the very end and if I need it, I will apply those then.
Do you know if this is related to adding too many brush strokes on 1 adjustment point? Or does the number of points not matter... I have only experienced this issue when using 1 point and many brush strokes. I'm curious to see if I added more points as I go and then just applied the same settings to each point.