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4 Messages

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318 Points

Fri, Apr 24, 2015 2:59 AM

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Lightroom CC: File handling much slower

I'm having an issue with Lightroom CC being very slow at file handling. In Lightroom 5 I could move files from one folder to another on the same drive very quickly (almost instantly, never more than a few seconds), but in Lightroom CC I'm currently moving 400 CR2 files to a different folder and it's taken 10 minutes. This is on a Retina MacBook Pro with an SSD.

Also, the way Lightroom CC converts to DNG seems to be different. Normally when I import files I choose to convert to DNG in the Import dialogue. Normally in Lightroom 5 I ended up with a folder full of DNG files. However, in Lightroom CC I seem to get a folder of CR2 files which are then converted to DNG. I tried moving these files (from within Lightroom) while this process was going on and Lightroom got very confused and around 25% of my files could no longer be found by Lightroom (they were still on the disk, but with "DNG" extensions as opposed to the "CR2" which Lightroom seemed to be expecting, even though it had just converted them!).

Overall, this has slowed my import workflow down hugely. I used to Import as DNG, move my files around and boom, done. Now I need to import as CR2, then move the files into the right folder (which takes at least 100x longer now), and then convert to DNG. Not good!

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9 Messages

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140 Points

6 years ago

I got some improvement when I uninstalled my old DataColor Spyder product. Installing the newest version did not make it bad again. This improved the transition time between images in both develop and library.

I wish the cache was bigger, ie I can now rock back and forth between two images without delay, once both are loaded. However, if I view a third one of the others drops out. I have set my cache size to crazy figures without fixing this issues. Perhaps this data is cached somewhere else? Perhaps main memory? I have 16gig of ram...

4 Messages

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192 Points

5 years ago

Adobe...please fix this. It is killing my efficiency.

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60 Points

5 years ago

This behavior has almost made Lightroom CC 1015 unusable on my iMac.

The previous version of LR did not have this problem.

My workflow has almost ground to a halt.

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62 Points

5 years ago

I had a problem with moving files within Lightroom CC very slow. Thanks to Denni's post on this thread, I got an idea to disable Face detection. Boom! 600 files moved on the same time it had moved 20 before.
So there is something really wrong going on with face recognition while moving, but this is my workaround. Disable, move, re-enable it.

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496 Points

5 years ago

I just started experiencing this yesterday after updating to 2015.6. I'm moving old files within LR and it is taking way too long. I went to bed last night and it took all night to move 250 photos from my main drive to an USB 3.0 ext. And it has taken over 3 hours to move 113 files from the main to an internal drive. Why.