Another LR Classic CC slowness moan

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Apart from the massively confusing new product naming (I needed to visit other photography websites to discover which version I need to use now....) I am very disappointed in the decrease in performance and also it the automatic upgrade process seemed to dump all my in-app preferences. 

I've reconfigured LR for the "look and feel" now, so that's ok but it's the first upgrade that made me do this.

The big concern is the performance.  I use a moderately well specced computer (Dell XPS 15 9550 model, i7, 16GB, SSD drive, Nvidia GTX950M 2GB graphics) and to be fair, it sometimes struggled with my sony 42mpix raw files.

However, LR Classic CC 7.01 seems to pause/hang rather more often now.  I'm often looking at a totally black screen when switching to Crop mode and the interface seems to lock up then slowly rebuild itself on many occasions.

Given that there aren't any obvious improvements apart from the adjustment brush 'Range' function, can I downgrade to the previous incarnation?

How can I do this?
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Mike Phillips

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Larry Fasnacht

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I'm not an expert, but I think I might be able to help.  If you converted your catalog, you will need to go to a backup of an older version.  The two catalog formats are not the same.  I didn't down grade, but I did "upgrade" my old version of Lightroom to the newer version that isn't Lightroom Class CC.  You can access this on the CC app.  Go to "Lightroom CC (2015) and click on the down arrow on the right.  You can then access "other versions".  I'm currently using Lightroom CC release 2015.13.  I have been afraid to upgrade due to emails like yours.

Victoria also had a post sometime ago about this very issue, you might try looking for that.

Good luck.
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Huw Morgan

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Are you using smart previews when you edit photos? Select Library-previews-smart previews. I've got a Canon 5ds and the edit speed was ridiculously slow until I chose to build smart previews. You can do it during import by checking the box. It makes Lightroom fun again.
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For me it is the same: I have the same hardware specification (Dell XPS15, 16 GB etc.) and since updgrade LR is definitly slower than before. I have to restart LR quite often to have "repower" again.

Using smart previews is for more a workaroud - to cure a symptom but not the cause. They are invented to be used when "offline" not to cover up poor performance implementations.. :-)
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Thanks for all the replies.  I'm pleased that it's not just me going mad.  Then again, I'm un-pleased that we have the issue at all.  I'll try the smart previews tip as I'm sure I remember my catalog being upgraded (so no going back to old versions for me...)

Is adobe aware of all this?  Do they read this?
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Yep, they're reading everything, even if they don't reply. Performance is now their primary focus, so hopefully we'll see improvements.
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Mike Phillips

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I found a few other posts with replies.  I've volunteered from the pre-release test program.  Fingers crossed...
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Suffering from poor performance as well. Even in library mode alone, it takes much longer to watch thumbs build up than in even the cheapest freeware viewers (provided their cache is set to on)

In Develop mode it gets unbearably slow at times, especially with the local adjustments. Very disappointing, not much fun to work with.
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Larry Fasnacht

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I haven't upgraded yet, and am glad I haven't, reading these.  I find myself wondering when it will be "safe" to do so without compromising performance.
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My LRCC version is running painfully slloooooooowwwwwww. It's taking me nearly 1-2 minutes to process a shot, and if I do more than one, it takes forever.  Importing and saving, then converting to DNG is really consuming a lot of time as well. It takes 30 minutes to import and convert up to 100+ images.

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That sounds horribly frustrating John. Let's start with Help menu > System Info so we can see which version you're actually using, as the naming is confusing.