15 Replies Latest reply on Feb 10, 2017 6:16 PM by wobertc

    Lightroom Practically UNusable

    chrisp85389335

      I know it has been well documented but are there any updates on Adobe fixing the speed of Lightroom? I am a professional photographer and it has almost become unusable. I have also spent money on upgrading my PC to help rectify to no avail. I have a very powerful system and it is a crawl. Pasting settings will take 5-10 seconds per image to apply. I have tried turning GFX power on and off to no difference. Perhaps crashes a little less by not using GFX CPU.

       

      Simply not good enough

        • 1. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
          Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

          What are your exact system specs?

          I'm running a 5 year old i7 system with no problems what so ever. No crashes and speed in LR is acceptable (although slightly slower than LR 5).

           

          There are report of LR not liking system with CPUs that have more than 4 cores.

          • 2. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
            chrisp85389335 Level 1

            Hi,

             

            Ive seen lots of people reporting the same. Specs are:

             

            i7-6700

            16gb RAM

            AMD Radeon RX480

            • 3. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
              Akash Sharma Adobe Employee

              Hi Chrisp,

               

              Please optimize Lr performance. Refer the article Optimize Lightroom performance

               

              Let us know if that helps.

              Regards,

               

              Akash

              • 4. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
                dj_paige Level 9

                chrisp85389335 wrote:

                 

                Hi,

                 

                Ive seen lots of people reporting the same. Specs are:

                 

                i7-6700

                16gb RAM

                AMD Radeon RX480

                More information is needed

                 

                • Exactly which operations in LR are slow?
                • What is the size in pixels of your monitor?
                • Do you perform a lot of brushing or spot healing?
                • 5. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
                  chrisp85389335 Level 1

                  Thanks for reply. I am a freelance photograp[her so have a desktop and a Surface Pro 3. Both have become very slow suddenly. I was running an i7 3770 and upgraded which did nothing.

                   

                  For more specifics, it may sound odd but Lightreoom gets slower and slower in all usage as time goes on. Restarting machines appear to make it back to normal. Library module is fine. Its develop. When you click on croipping tool or exposure increase. Not the actual cropping but going to the tool. Often takes 5 seconds for tool to show. Same goes for spot healing. Flicking between images gets slower and slower too. Fans kick in and task monitor shows high usage.

                   

                  It was hanging a lot but that appears to have stopped in latest version 2015.8.

                   

                  Ive used Lightroom for over 5 years now and never had it this slow.

                  • 6. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
                    dj_paige Level 9

                    So, chrisp85389335, I asked 3 questions, one wasn't been answered by your reply (size of your monitor in pixels), and another one you have indirectly addressed (but not really answered) the other one about are you doing a lot of spot healing or brushing. Could you please provide the answers?

                    • 7. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
                      chrisp85389335 Level 1

                      Sorry yes you did. Not a lot of spot healing. If I use it on one I mage to the next it's no different in speed. Just slow using it but I wouldn't say much more than normal.

                       

                      As for.monitors I have dual 27 inch 2560 pixel wide monitors.  I am shifting pixels

                      • 8. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
                        dj_paige Level 9

                        Sorry, but I'm still digging for details.

                         

                        The question was, did you do a lot of spot healing OR BRUSHING? You didn't answer the brushing part.

                        • 9. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
                          chrisp85389335 Level 1

                          I do occasionally use both. Very little brushing. This week i have been editing sports images with bo spot or brush healing and its slow. Catalogue of only about 50 images. Crop tool is the worst to activate

                          • 10. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
                            dj_paige Level 9

                            Spot healing and brushing, when you do a moderate to large amount on a photo, will cause this slowness.


                            Catalog size is irrelevant.

                            • 11. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
                              richardrjp

                              I have seen, read, researched 100's and 100's and 100's of these same questions about Lightroom being excruciating slow over the last 1 1/2 years. A LOT of the issues seem to be in develop mode, but there are certainly other areas of the application that are slow. I have yet to find a single, good answer or solution to seemingly the most common complaint, and that is in Develop mode there is often any where from a 3-8 seconds of lag time for any slide adjustments. Exposure. White balance. Or just about any other slider. I have tired almost every single recommendation I have come across. Dozens. And none of them work consistently or reliably. I have a blazing fast computer system/setup (not going to bother listing everything) and keep it updated to a "T". It's so frustrating. I feel you Chris! We can't all be that crazy. HAAA!!!! Just curious as to when Adobe plans on coming out with a major update from CC2015? Ummmmm, it's 2017.

                              • 12. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
                                dj_paige Level 9

                                (not going to bother listing everything)

                                Well that's a shame, we might be able to help you if we knew your system specs.

                                 

                                And can you answer the question I asked above, are you doing a lot of spot healing and brushing?

                                • 13. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
                                  richardrjp Level 1

                                  Man, you must have way too much time on your hand to reply with a response like this. You could have picked 100 other kind, even helpful, responses, but you choose the comment "Well that's a shame..."?

                                   

                                  I know exactly why you are asking the question above about spot healing and brushing. I know how Lightroom handles those calculations, building on each other, in layman's terms, as they go, requiring more and more processing/memory resources. That's why I didn't bother mentioning it in my post. To humor you though. In develop mode, it will lag whether or not I have done any spot healing, brushing, cloning, doesn't matter.

                                  • 14. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
                                    chrisp85389335 Level 1

                                    Ha yep I got asked for so many details when I'd consider myself a Lightroom expert. As in pro photographer since version 2. A brand new PC and very high spec and a Surface Pro. What you state you see is identical to me. Seconds wait for simple action. Nothing to do with spot healing etc.

                                     

                                    I have found it's sometimes inconsistent and purge image cache constantly seems to fix. I am having less crashes in last couple of versions so that's good.

                                     

                                    Feel your our pain too!

                                    • 15. Re: Lightroom Practically UNusable
                                      wobertc Adobe Community Professional

                                      A suggestion to all-

                                      As well as the Adobe link given in Post#3, also download the ebook at- https://www.lightroomqueen.com/performance/

                                       

                                      (using the 'latest' nvidia graphics driver slowed my Lr down incredibly- had to step the Windows drivers back to previous versions and now am back to speed)