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Maybe I should take a video to demonstrate?
Which version of Lightroom are you running?
Which operating system? What are your hard ware specs?
As an example, I'll choose an image while in Develop mode. Wait about 5 seconds for it to change to that image. Then I hit the crop tool. Wait another 10 seconds for that to appear. Do my crop (which works fine while I'm cropping). Hit Enter, crops quick enough. If I want to do any other changes like temp or tint, forget it, I have to wait an eternity for the changes to appear.
Someone surely has an answer, because I can't bring myself to believe this is how people actually do their edits all day.
There's obviously something wrong somewhere. I've used Lightroom since version 1 and have never encountered such slowness on any machine I've had: Windows or Mac. It's always been fast and responsive for me.
That would be helpful.
Ok, I am running the latest and greatest of Lightroom. So... looks like 2015.8 Release.
Windows 7. 64 bit (dang corporate)
Intel Xeon CPU E5-2609 @ 1.7 GHz (2 procs)
128 GB Mem
512 SSD (I have 3 in the machine actually) one on the OS, one scratch, one with the Photos on it.
Nvidia Quadro M5000
It seems to be a known problem of Lightroom being slow if you have a machine with more than four cores.
Also a known problem with 2 Xeon CPUs
Wait, you're kidding me... Lightroom is just not going to work simply because I have a beefy machine with more than one CPU and several cores?????
That can't seriously be it, please tell me Adobe isn't THAT bad.
Got it. So, I did some searching about multi cores and processors (because I simply could not believe that was actually the case) and sure enough, not only do a lot of people have this problem but I came across a fix for it. And I can't believe it, but it actually worked!!! Lightroom is blazing fast now. No stutter, no issues, it moves like it should. Omg, finally.
Btw, to fix it, I went into command prompt and typed this:
start /affinity F cmd.exe /c "c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom\lightroom.exe
Then started Lightroom. Worked like a charm.