It seems in develop mode, images are re-rendered from scratch every time, unless cached in RAM. I'd like to see better disk caching in develop mode, so if few or no changes have been made since last visit, then develop mode switching / rendering is fast.
Really? Everybody happy waiting for develop views to render, when it could be as fast as the library mode when the preview is available?
Perhaps I should have called this FR/Idea:
"Improve Develop Mode switching performance"
Since its all about how long it takes to render an image to edit, when coming from another module (or switching images in develop mode). - If cached on disk in a more fully rendered state, switching to develop mode to re-edit would take less than a second, instead of taking 2 or 3 or 5 or 10 or 15 seconds...
Ever noticed how fast it is to switch to develop mode when an image is cached in ram? (last 3 or 4 edited) - I'd like it to be nearly that fast for *all* photos I've edited recently - this is "easily" feasible if Adobe would just give some attention to it before the next version.