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112 Points

Sun, May 27, 2012 9:51 PM


LR4: Importing photos takes long time

I've been trying to import some RAW photos into lightroom 4, however the process has been quite painful. The import process takes at least 5 minutes to start loading the thumbnails and once I am able to select the images I want (which seems very sluggish) it takes 45 minutes to simply import 2.5gb of photos. Similarly, I tried Picasa 3 to import the photos which took only about 10 minutes to copy the photos to the same drive (but different folder).

Not sure why its taking so long to do an import or tell me it is doing the import. I have a Core2Duo with 6gb of ram and on Windows 7 64bit.

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9 years ago

Are you importing from the camera or card-reader? LR4 may be having some issues with the USB-drivers. Try copying the photos with Windows Explorer to their final destination, and then do an Add not a Copy.