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Really really bad memory leak on ‘import’. Running OS X El Capitan. Lightroom starts up ok (although it could be quicker) into ‘develop’ module. Selecting ‘import’ I don’t even get the opportunity to choose an import source before I get the ‘spinning beachball’ (Apple’s equivalent of the Microsoft hourglass).
And if I track the process, OS X thinks Lightroom is ‘not responding’ while I can sit and watch the memory usage go up and up. I’ve let it get to about 12.5 GB (yes, gigabytes) before I kill off the Lightroom process – it was still getting bigger quite rapidly. Once Lightroom is killed, the memory use then immediately drops to normal levels.
This is critical. Without the ability to import photos, the software is useless to me.