Photoshop 21.2.0: Very slow to load images from Lightroom Classic, spot healing brush doesn't show changes unless click elsewhere

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Really hoping these are bugs and not a sign of needing a new computer...

Since updating to 21.2.0, I am finding that images sent from LR Classic take a long time to load. I've been working on a few panoramas (5-12 vertical stitched in LR then sent to PS for editing) and the loading will just sit for 5 minutes or longer. Even a single RAW file from my Sony a7r3 will take a good minute or so to load. This never happened before.

Also, when using the spot healing brush, I find that the effect doesn't 'take' until I click elsewhere. I will see the darkened shape of the area I brushed ever and it just sits there. If I click on another area in the image or in the layers area, then PS works and the healing brush does its thing.

Doing this in a late 2015 27" iMac 5k with 4 GHz quad i7 and 32 gigs RAM and the AMD Radeon R9 M395 wiht 2 gigs RAM. Internal drive is the Apple SSD SM0512G wtih 75 GB free space. Photos are on a USB-3 external SSD with over 200 GB space.
I have Performance set to use the graphics processor and have legacy compositing unchecked (never had it checked).
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Just tested on a Windows 10 machine. Used the Add function to eliminate moving the images and therefore just include updating the catalog and building standard previews. 
  • 20 Olympus raw images, average 14 MB each 
  • 5 seconds for import 
  • 16 additional seconds to build the standard previews 
Aside, your video card is way too weak for a 5K monitor, you need an 8GB card for decent performance when the video card is part of the process. 
 
Our "almost a pet" hawk attached from this import. A release from the Ft. Collins raptor rescue project, will allow me to get within about 3 meters of him. He helps control the rodents in our yard. 

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Sorry Bill - I actually meant the process of loading images from LR to PS is taking forever. LR Classic has not had any changes with the latest update for me. Didn't realize tagging with LR would make it seem like that was part of the problem.
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Just loaded 5 Fuji X-Trans raw images in 13 seconds, not counting the time to start Photoshop.
 
But for me, who only uses Photoshop for focus stacking, the photos are no longer listed under the Layers tab, guess it is time to end the war with Photoshop and just buy a good focus stacking plug-in. I get Photoshop for free with the Lightroom subscription and that's exactly what it's worth. 
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Oren: Note that 75GB free is 14% free space, which is too close to the 10% free space limit for your Mac to work correctly (Swop file space requirement). You should probably clean up your drive and try to get down to at least 20% free space.

That said, let's try to clean up cache files by running Onyx first: Download the free Onyx (https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html), select the Onyx version for your OS, download, run it, reboot.

In Onyx run almost everything in the Maintenance tab, deselecting things you may not want deleted, like Launch Services . Hit the "Options" button across from Internet and deselect more stuff like Cookies & Other Site Data, Browser History, Form Values, etc. (most of these are OFF by default). If you don’t know what something is, google it, or don’t run it, or ask me), then hit Run Tasks. After it's done it will ask for a reboot.

Also try to fix any directory damage by running Disk First Aid from Disk Utility: boot into Recovery Mode, (hold down Command-R when booting). When you're in Recovery Mode go to the Utilities menu and launch Disk Utility, say Repair Disk. When done go to Apple Menu for Startup disk and restart normally.

Let me know if that improves it!
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Thank you very much Carlos.

Started with restart and disk utility

Then found all the wasted space - iOS backups (100 GB) and audiobooks (60 GB). Moved that to my attached RAID5 drives and now have 350 GB of 500 GB free.

Did not run Onyx - was scared of doing damage...

Files load from LR to PS as expected and the spot healing brush is working correctly as well.

Thanks again.
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I've never known Onyx to damage a drive, in the thousands of cases I've used it! It deletes caches, which will save you maybe a gig or two.
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Very good! Also that freespace is way too small for a SSD. You are spending a substantial amount of time in cleanup that is internal to the drive and not reported to the OS. My ROT for the OS drive when on a SSD is to never fill it over 50%. This is OS independent. Unfortunately SSDs don't report this activity to the OS so we can't monitor it.