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84 Points

Mon, Apr 2, 2012 5:45 AM

LR 4.1 RC: Creating 1:1 Previews becomes slower the higher the number of selected pictures

I selected 500 CR2 images and clicked create 1:1 Previews in Library module. At the beginning it took 7 sec for one preview. After 400 previews and 5 hous later (!) it took already 1,5 minutes for one preview!

I cancelled the activity. Restarted lightroom and the previews were generated swiftly again.

Used system: Windows 7 64 bit, 16 GByte RAM, I7 processor, SSD 120 GByte, two other fast harddisks. LR and Raw cache on SSD, catalog, previews and photos on harddisk.


33 Messages


578 Points

9 years ago

This also happened with LR 3.6 on Macintosh.

Try updating previews in catalogs with tens of thousands of images - it can literally take days (on the fastest/most capable hardware available).