Thanks Dave, this will be the test for sure. Didn't know where to go for images. Have another issue concerning Ps. When I updated a week ago my subscription to Lr & Ps I now get prompted to update Camera Raw, but when I go to menu it shows its up to date, what do I do here. As of this morning the Box labeled Don't Show Again disappeared. Frankly I'm kind of tired of getting this prompt. Any clues?...Jerry
That is a bug that was introduced in the last update (Adobe have acknowledged it)
Just check "Don't show again" the Open anyway and all will work as normal
That message is a confirmed bug, it will be fixed next update. You did right - just check "don't show again", click "open anyway" and forget it.
As for performance - there has been a continuing story with slow and jerky response in Lightroom, for years. It seems completely random, some get hit and others not. The strange thing is that the higher the machine specs, the greater the apparent risk of slowdowns.
The Lightroom forum has been full of this and there are two or three active threads at all times.
ACR is probably hit as much, but it makes less impact there because it's mainly used for processing single images. A typical Lightroom user has hundreds of images to be processed ASAP, and the biggest slowdowns seem to be switching between images and getting the next frame fully responsive.
Nobody seems to have any idea what causes it. My own theory is that it's the ugly backside of parametric editing. Every single adjustment starts from scratch, and as they pile up, the full pipeline kicks in with every touch of the sliders. The monitor profile gets loaded, the preview is refreshed, stored, corrected for the monitor profile, read back and sent on its way. There's a lot to do.
Why some get hit and others not may be, again according to my own theory, mainly psychology. Some work slowly and deliberately, some fast and furious. Expectations vary. The better machine specs you have, the more you expect.
As always Thanks Dave....jerry
As for slow & jerky response in Lr I do get that every now & then when processing real estate images. I just exit out & then go back in, problem solved. I know Lr is great for cataloging images but I read awhile back that to many files inside of one catalog can cause this as well, bogging down speed. I create a new catalog for every address I shoot under that agents name. I don't plan on keeping the images forever, just about 6 months then dump them along with the catalog. It also makes it easy to transfer files, everything goes together. As for my pc & moving forward on a possible purchase of a new camera (A7RII, 42mp) I have to give it some thought & find some images about the same size in Raw & put it through the tests as to see if my pc handles it as fast as it does now with 24mp files or will the larger file sizes slow it down a bit. Thanks for your insight.