Sure sounds like your hardware is being pushed beyond what it is capable of doing (despite the fact that you say you have a very fast gaming computer). You admit to heavy editing, and also to lots of adjustment brushing. You need either a faster CPU, or do less editing on a photo, or both.
My processor is "Intel(r) Core(TM) i7-2600k CPU @ 3.40GHz"
So I hardly think the CPU is the problem. And I need to do heavy editing on some photos, or rather, use the adjustment brush a lot. I can't just skip it because "it gets laggy"
To me it just looks like and seems like Adobe really need to fix this, make their program better basically.
But if you or any one else have more tips and tricks for me I'd take it.
That's far from a fast processor. It was introduced in 2010, there are much more powerful CPUs available now.
Of course there are faster CPUs now, but this one is still fast. Fast enough for LR.
If you don't think it's fast enough for LR then please do elaborate.
sadly lightroom is the heaviest adobe program i know, i am using a macbook pro late 2015 edition and still get several second lags sometimes. the only way to resolve this is to be extremely accurate with your edits to not over do it.
the main problem i can imagine you have with a 2010 computer is not having an ssd drive.
you can achieve small improvement by enlarging the cache to 20g in lightroom.
I have an SSD drive. Both Lightroom and my catalog is on that drive.
And the cache thing I did long ago.
So, any one got any ideas regarding points 1 and 2?
If you disable GPU in Preferences>Performance, do any of these areas improve?
Also, what size monitor(s) are you using? Is stuff like face recognition, LR mobile syncing, plugins of various sorts, running in the background. Are all your previews rendered? Edits like lens corrections slow things down a lot. LR is not really designed for loads of editing, because every time you make a change it has to recalculate all the previous edits before it can show you the result of the latest one. That is where Photoshop is far better for heavy editing, because it is not a parametric editor. It makes changes as you make them, one at a time, permanently, therefore only one change to calculate before it shows you the result.
Just my thoughts.
Not that I have noticed no.
2560x 1440. Face recognition, LR mobile or plugins, none of that have I been using.
Yes, the previews have been rendered. Yet when I come back to a photo (that I am certain of I have rendered) it sometimes takes a very long time to load. And I have made sure the previews aren't deleted after some time.
Well, I do not really do "heavy editing". Is using a brush/brushes, fixing sharpness, colour and light etc considered "heavy editing"?
And if all these things are possible doing with LR, then why shouldn't you?
If it is too much for the LR program to deal with, then why enable it in the first place?
And now I also encountered a new problem. For some reason, when (trying) to optimize the library, I get a message saying the drive is out of memory, which it isn't. I have about 30 GB memory left on the disk...
Are there no Adobe-employees that can give me satisfactory answers?
I mean the questions I have put out here aren't really rocket-science questions.
Like I stated in my original post, I don't want to pay money for a program that can't do what it is supposed to do.
And I especially don't want to pay when the customer support is this lousy.
I am redirected to the forums with my problem, and yet there are no staff members proving any support.
I do appreciate every one else pitching in trying to help though.
I still need help.
I'm sorry that I can't help. But I can empathize. I'm not a big fan of Lightroom in general (I"m an Aperture refugee), but I haven't hit speed problems. Perhaps I'm light enough with my adjustment brush needs that I've dodged that bullet.
My experiments with Capture One Pro have been generally positive (its adjustment tools are wonderful, but its DAM tools are marginal), but I'm an now fighting with lag and speed related problems associated with database operations. And now a crash when cropping portrait oriented images with a portrait oriented crop for my OM-D E-M1 Mark II images.
So the grass is not necessarily greener.