Skip to main content
Adobe Photoshop Family
thomas_steinlechner_e9om3cza9yoh3's profile

10 Messages

 • 

194 Points

Thu, Jul 4, 2019 10:29 AM

Lightroom Classic: Export very slow

the export in lightroom since version 4.0 is very slow. 
i just wanted to save time and bought a new high end pc. no effect - the export is as slow as on my 2 years old medium end pc. i tried every performance tip - nothing worked. 

i could see that 9 files are exported at the same time. the files are created ... then nothing happens for a long of time (only cpu is on 100%).. after a while the files appear.

this happens on 4 windows pcs - no matter if intel or amd. 
it ́s very frustrating if you buy a new to save time at work and nothing happends.

sadly if this does not change i will have to switch to capture one... 
without hardware acceleration it was 50% faster than with lr
with hardware acceleration it was about 95% faster than with lr (45 seconds vs. 9 minutes)

i gonna invite any developer to take a look at my mashine via teamviewer and deliver beer if this is finally solved

Responses

16 Messages

 • 

216 Points

a year ago

Add me to a list of people that are ready to cancel becuase lightroom performance is horrendous. 14 -27 seconds to burn one jpg and I can’t even change the exposure without lightroom saying loading or in some cases the window freezing.

I’ve tried everything listed in this thread. Photoshop even runs well. It’s insane how bad the performance of this program is.

Adobe Administrator

 • 

9.4K Messages

 • 

130.3K Points

I just tested a raw to jpeg export here on Mac 10.14.6 and Windows 10. In both cases the export was less than one second. 

It sounds like you have something wrong with your particular instance of Lightroom. Please supply:

  1. OS Version Number
  2. Lightroom Classic Version Number
  3. Type of original
  4. Export Settings
  5. Basic specs for your computer (Ram, Free Drive Space, Location of Original, Location of Export.
Additionally. If you restart your computer and export does it still take 14-27 seconds? 
Adobe Photography Products

Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

17 Messages

 • 

240 Points

10 months ago

I have a very similar issue,  it has been almost 24 hours exporting a catalog. I originally started out to merge and move files from  2 hd's, each with a separate catalog. The catalog go to he new hd, but all meta data, keywords etc. did not.  So, I started to attempt second time, this time not creating a new Master, but just merging the 2 catalogs.  I have tired turning off graphics acceleration, nothing runiing background.  The first catalog has about 90K images. Latest version of LR.  
I also have noticed that the mouse and keyboard will freeze frequently.  

1 Message

 • 

60 Points

9 months ago

Hey All,
So i'm having a similar issue when exporting my whole computer gets bogged down, I can't use any other apps while exporting is in progress.  This just started happening earlier this year, pretty sure with the latest upgrade.  The export itself doesn't seem to take too much longer than I remember, I just can't do anything while it's happening. Screen shot of computer specs attached.  I do work on a 4 Bay Raid 0 external drive, using Softraid 5.8.3, with plenty of space to spare.  And again, I did this all last year without issue, I could even export 2 or 3 jobs at the same time, from within the same catalogue, without issue (other than when 1 job is exporting, your filter for another job in the same catalogue is turned off so you have to be quick with your selection for exporting 2nd job).

1 Message

 • 

60 Points

8 months ago

Same issue here. Exporting 1977 pictures to JPG takes aprox 2-3 hours. Whole PC is slowed down, CPU LOAD 99% (i2700k) RAM 85% (16GB). This is unacceptable and I see that a lot of people have the same problem.

Adobe Administrator

 • 

9.4K Messages

 • 

130.3K Points

I just ran a test on 608 PSD Files at 160 MB each exported to full size JPEG and imported back into catalog during the export operation 8:27:00.  Extrapolated, this would be about 25 minutes for a batch the size of your batch. 

I am guessing you have another issue - possibly disk space. What is the free space on your system drive? What is the free space on the location of the images? What is the free space on the destination for your exports?
Adobe Photography Products

Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

1 Message

 • 

60 Points

Why can't Adobe just own up to the fact that they have big problem?

 Fix it and give us all a refund.

1 Message

 • 

60 Points

4 months ago

Same, no reason based on all of my hardware and settings for it to take ~2 hours to export ~2k 53MB NEF images to full jpeg. I do time-lapses for those asking, "whyyyyy." Yes I've reset everything per the instructions and even working from recently re-installed Windows 10.

2009 53MB NEF files exported to full jpg
Started job at 3:09pm PDT, completed 4:56pm PDT; 1h47m to complete on this hardware, why?


OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 
Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362 
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 
System Model X570 AORUS MASTER 
System Type x64-based PC 
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor, 3800 Mhz, 12 Core(s), 24 Logical Processor(s) 
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 64.0 GB 
 2TB (500GB free) PCIE 4.0 NVMe drive, sequential read 5000 MB/s, sequential write 4400 MB/s