Lightroom Classic: "Synchronize Settings" very slow, using 10% CPU

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I have a 300-image (NEF) folder where I highlighted all images, turned on Auto Sync, then adjusted the sharpness, noise and applied lens corrections. LR Classic has taken about 15 minutes to process 50% of them. When inspecting the CPU, it's only being 10% utilized (out of 1600%)... basically the system is idle. -- 8700K@5GHz with 64GB 3GHz DDR4 ram.
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Sean,

Thanks for the detailed information. 

I am curious if you were to turn off Auto Sync and instead, copy and paste the settings from one image to 299 images if the operation is faster, slower or takes the same amount of time? 

Returning to your original workflow, if you don't apply Lens Corrections is the time affected? If you apply lens corrections but not noise/sharpness?
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Here's my CPU utilization when I have a few hundred images selected, AUTO SYNC enabled, and choose to apply lens profile corrections. 

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Chiming in here, I have similar issues with very slow copy/pasting of settings or syncing of settings. I'm on a maxed out 2015 MBPro with the latest OS and the latest update of LR Classic.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Paste / sync settings is slow.



Hi there,

since version 8.x? the sync / paste settings function is very slow. I read about this issue here:

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2608215
https://forums.adobe.com/message/11089395#11089395

I use always new catalogues, ' Optimize Catalog' does not help. Can anybody from Adobe check this issue please?

Thanks!

sewi
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Paste / sync settings is slow (merging).

Hi Sewi,

Can you provide some details on what settings you are syncing? Also since which release are you seeing this slowness?

Thanks,
Chinoy

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Lightroom Classic: Paste / sync settings is slow.
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Seems to be mostly the Enable Profile Corrections. I'm on 8.3 and checking the setting seems to be a single-threaded, serial operation. I just checked and it's 100% utilization of single thread. I just queued up 208 shots, enabled profile corrections and it definitely is faster now. Took about 60 seconds. Interestingly, unchecking the corrections takes the exact same time to disregard the lens calculations. (Nikon D750 14-bit NEF, 8700K CPU w/64GB RAM and catalog is on M.2 3500MB/s SSD)

Why isn't the set chopped up and thrown the the whole CPU like Export does now after years of people asking? I can't actually gang up 1/3+1/3+1/3 because after checking the Enable Profile Corrections to the first 1/3, the UI is locked (grayed) out. 
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Thanks for the detailed explanation. We will investigate it further and get back to you.

Thanks,
Chinoy
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Looks like there's a bug with Auto Sync and Lens Corrections > Enable Profile Corrections.  The workaround for this particular bug is to avoid Auto Sync and use Copy/Paste Develop Settings or "Sync..." instead.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Select 400 raws.

2. Edit one of the raws in Develop.

3. Make sure Auto Sync is disabled.

4. Check Enable Profile Corrections.

5. Click Sync, check just Lens Profile Corrections, and click Synchronize. Observe the progress bar -- it takes less than 3 seconds for the sync to complete on 400 photos, or about 145 photos/sec.

6. In Library, do Develop Settings > Reset.

7. Edit one of the raws.

8. Enable Auto Sync.

9. Check Enable Profile Corrections.  Observe that it takes a couple of minutes for the progress bar to indicate completion -- about 2.5 photos/sec.

Tested on LR 8.3.1 / Mac OS 10.14.5.
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Thanks for more information John. We will keep this data in mind during our investigation.
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sewi

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Any News about the issue? Sorry, Adobe that is really frustrating. 
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Is this getting looked at? The latest update did not address this issue at all. Every single timelapse photographer I know is complaining about this. 
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Ray Majoran

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I agree as well. It's very slow.
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This stupid software becomes more unusable every update. I'm on a brand new desktop system and lightroom runs the same speed as it does on my tablet which was not designed for editing. How can syncing settings take MINUTES. Ridiculous.
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Paste settings are taking a sheet ton of time on 8.4 looking for other software application solutions atm.
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Right? 8.4 is 50% the speed of precious version. Need to find out what’s up. New gpu code?.
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Hi Jeremiah and Sean,

Can you elaborate on what settings are you pasting which is showing slowness.
   As previously mentioned in this thread, we are aware of slowness during AutoSync when Lens Correction is enabled. That issue we are able to reproduce and are investigating it. But your issue might be different as the slowdown is in Paste settings,

Thanks,
Chinoy