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134 Points

Mon, Apr 21, 2014 3:12 AM

LightRoom 5.4 Import is Very Very Slow

I just imported 263 raw files off of my card that took just under 90 minutes for ony the import, not even the smart previews. I have never had lightroom take this long to import even double or triple the number of photos in a batch. The only "change" is I have moved to LIghtroom 5.4. Any ideas why all of a sudden this is unacceptably slow?

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4.5K Messages

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76.3K Points

7 years ago

No idea, but I'd recommend re-installing 5.3, then Lr5.4 to assure problem was due to changed code in 5.4 rather than some other install mishap which would be a red herring.

4.5K Messages

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76.3K Points

7 years ago

Also, try (with Lightroom closed) deleting (or temporarily renaming) your preferences file - refer to:

http://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/p...

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848 Points

6 years ago

I have the same issue, but it's not off a card, it's via my hard drive.
I'm on latest Windows 7, 16GB ram, Quad processor, etc.
I have deleted and re-created the catalog and the preferences, it makes no difference.
I don't use the catalog, so it's always empty to start with, and the cache is clear.
The hard drive I use for my raw files and the catalog is an SSD.
CPU usage while importing is around 13%, and disk usage is around 2%. I have nothing else running.
It first imports five raw files and then sits there. Then, after about a minute, another 20 or so, and so on.
5.3 was not like this at all.
Building previews after the import is also much slower.