Jerry_Syder's profile

625 Messages

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12.4K Points

Mon, Jun 13, 2016 11:39 AM

Lightroom 2015.6 Extremely Slow

I am not sure if this is the best place to post this but I am extremely frustrated! This version is extremely slower than the previous version, which in turn was slower than the one before it. Moving from one image to the next, takes at least 5seconds and adjusting any slider causes Lightroom to freeze, with the lovely "circle of death" reminding me that it's thinking and I should not perform any actions, for 2 seconds or so. I am a very tolerant person but feel like I've had it now! It feels like I am falling out of love with a craft that I once was excited about because editing, which is a very important part of the process, doesn't work. And instead of improving, Lightroom has quickly gotten worse over time! It has taken me 2 and a half days to edit 450 photos, and there's a few more to do but Lightroom has now CRASHED hence my angst here! I have a couple jobs more to edit and I am in a position where I am not seeking after more work because of a backlog of jobs to edit. This is really costing me and I am very angry because I just want to get on with my work. Yes I have a decent system, yes I have plenty of RAM, yes I have a SSD installed. ADOBE, please please please, I just want to edit and enjoy it.

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87 Messages

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1.6K Points

5 y ago

Same to me. OK, not that worse, but it feels way slower than previous version or even 2015.1 or .2.

82 Messages

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1.3K Points

5 y ago

The crash is maybe because of a memory leak (I think) I observed. Need more data to collect and send them. As for the rest, I am just like you. :-(

625 Messages

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12.4K Points

5 y ago

I rarely post problems because I always think someone would have already posted about my issue. I just couldn't help myself here. It's that bad! The numbers and stats I've listed are precise btw!! Man, I hope they look into it.. I'm pulling my locks out here ha!

39 Messages

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1.1K Points

5 y ago

U're not alone. Lr is slower and slower. On my 6-core/32GB/3x ssd computer Lr is always slow. 
One option you have is to DISABLE "lens correction" and "detail" panel. Especially later, because noise reduction, which Lr calculates at every "develop slider" change, really slows things down. 

But it is upside down worklflow and U must turn it image per image (times 450 images), and later again switch panels on, image per image (times 450). 

It definitely helps, but it is another pain to do it. 

Adobe should (no, Adobe MUST) provide global turn on/off of panels. Several smart(er) software (or Premiere plugins) have this function built in, so U can disable rendering effect until restart/or export. 

Hope it helps. 

39 Messages

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1.1K Points

5 y ago

... some say you enlarge Lightroom CACHE to some odd large figure, like 20GB... I did it to 13 GB (as my space allows), but I cant swear by it helps much. Disabling panels, does. 

87 Messages

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1.6K Points

5 y ago

That doesn't help. LR CC 2015.6 is slower than 2015.5.1.

(Cache is 50 GB here, always a new catalog for each project. Everything is most possible optimized. Logically the solution can't be to optimize here and there (noisereduction off, etc), because it worked better before 2015.6.)

87 Messages

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1.6K Points

5 y ago

Hups, please try this:
Stop LR, Start LR, be happy with the speed. :)

OK... Why i'm telling that: Had a Baby here two hours ago and made the preview for the clients. It took me 30 minutes (!) for just 220 pictures from Canon 5D3 for the 1:1-Preview. Switching from one picture to another was a pain in the a.... So unbelievable slow. Note: Nothing has changed since generation of the preview, the Cache is 50 Gig, RAM is 32 Gig, newest Intel 8-Core at 4GHz. Slower than usual.
Than i stopped LR, did something else, started LR with another catalogue and it is fast! Hmmm...
Normally i'm browsing through the pictures right after having done the Preview. And that was fast. OK, somewhat fast. Now it's annoying slow.
Maybe we have to restart LR after generating the Cat and the Preview?

Adobe Administrator

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10.7K Messages

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142.2K Points

5 y ago

Jerry,

I would recommend the following:

1. Reset your preferences file by closing Lightroom, holding down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] and relaunching Lightroom. Overwrite the preference file when requested. 
2. After preference reset, uninstall Lightroom from the Creative Cloud App.
3. Reboot.
4. Install Lightroom via the Creative Cloud App. 
5. After installation, Optimize the catalog first thing. 

Does you performance/stability improve now?

22 Messages

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446 Points

5 y ago

Hi @Rikk,
If we do this procedure (uninstalling and reinstalling Lightroom CC 2016), will we loose any personalised settings and configurations?
I'm willing to try.
Thanks,
Kostadin

Adobe Administrator

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10.7K Messages

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142.2K Points

5 y ago

A backup is always prudent.

Your catalog and user-defined settings should remain intact. 

28 Messages

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498 Points

5 y ago

After using this version for a couple days now, I’m finding it significantly slower (painfully so) than the previous version. Turning off “Use Graphics Processor” seems to help. As soon as I have some time, I'll also try the advice provided above.

Champion

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6.7K Messages

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111.8K Points

5 y ago

Those of you who are seeing new performance issues in 6.6, can you keep your eye on Activity Monitor and see what the RAM usage is like when it's going slowly? I've seen it ramp up the RAM use to crazy levels twice, but I haven't managed to figure out how to trigger it yet.

13 Messages

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288 Points

5 y ago

I'm pretty much in the same boat as the OP. Latest LR update has made it pretty much unusable. For me, it's CPU not Memory. My CPU gets pegged any time I try to make any adjustments in develop module. A simple adjustment of say highlights causes the CPU to spike and it takes 3-4 seconds to recover and be able to do anything else again. Just switching from develop to library module takes 5+ seconds. It's very frustrating and making me seriously consider trying out Capture One Pro since I can't afford to be impacted like this with one of the major tools of my workflow. Didn't have any of these issues prior to the update a few days ago.

82 Messages

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1.3K Points

5 y ago

Here is my data. PLS note this is only LR currently running. Within those 10 min. I was processing images within LR only.



I can provide much more data if needed. What you see is only LR process running. I have a descent control on my win background processes and always throw an eye on my Process Explorer which is running always with admin rights. 

PS: And for some stupid reason I am hovering the two types of memory (instead of only the one). Sorry.

But never-the-less the beside the error still the trend of memory leak can be observed.

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174 Points

5 y ago

I'm also seeing my screen go black apart from the labels I have at the top of the image (exposure details etc) and then it comes back after up to 5 seconds.  Hasn't crashed yet - but feels like it will. 


Doesn't Adobe test these updates on a broader user base before releasing them?