I do a lot of work with catalogs, catalog sets, and smart catalogs, but just basic photo processing. I mostly run into problems when switching between photos and catalogs.
Does this mean you have problems switching between photos in the Library Module, or in the Develop Module, or somewhere else?
Do you mean "collections, collection sets and smart collections" instead of "catalogs, catalog sets, and smart catalogs"???
What "problems" do you have?
Also please state the exact version NUMBER of your Lightroom 6. Go to Help->System Info and report the version of LR shown there.
I have problems in both the Library and the Develop Module.
Yes, I mis-spoke - meant collections, collection sets and smart collections.
Problem - the software slows down. From switching almost instantaneously between photos within a collection or between collections, it will slow down to taking up to 20 minutes to switch. It's cumulative - the more photos I work on, the slower it runs.
Shutting down the program restarts the process, in that it usually goes back to working normally, before slowing down again (at times I need to restart two or three times to get it back to normal.) I can usually get in 10-20 minutes of work before needing to restart.
I'm running version 6.13.
Under Catalog Settings, click on the File Handling Tab. To increase the performance of Lightroom, you should have selected
- Standard Preview Size: I have 2048, but if your monitor is a 4K or larger monitor, you will need to select a larger number
- Preview Quality: High
- Automatically Discard 1:1 Previews: Never
In your editing, do you do lots of brushing and/or lots of spot healing?
Also, I have heard other people say that if you have a lot of smart collections, this can also slow down LR performance ... approximately how many smart collections do you have?