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the performance of Lightroom is phenomenal, i am thrilled 100 pictures export in 7 hours wow that is performance. Imports of images the same performance I am excited. With this performance no wonder the customers run away.
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Christophe Kajzar

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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I understand your frustration, but without giving any details like the system you are using and the destination of the exported files, nobody can give you any suggestions how to improve this. The only thing we can say that this is certainly not normal and expected behaviour. So what is the system you use (Mac, Windows, specs?) and what is the destination of the export? For example, exporting directly to a USB stick will be much slower than exporting to an SSD internal drive.
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Christian Fürst

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I also am quite critical of the performance of the totally unnecessary Classic. In my case LR Classic mixes up pictures during import, and does not allow me to sort it precisely by the exact date and time. But in your extreme case it sounds more like an internal technical problem. Yes: Classic is definitely slower than its predecessor, but NOT THAT SLOW
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john beardsworth

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Fair enough for those with performance problems to make a big noise, but let's not accept that it is generally the case. I ran some tests last week using a sample of 100 24mp Fuji raw files, and found LR Classic is now 68% faster than 6.14 when generating 1:1 previews. Using the same sample, exporting full size JPEGs was 35% faster. Anyone can run such simple tests for themselves.

Also, see https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/lightroom/kb/optimize-performance-lightroom.html
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Christophe Kajzar

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I'm using Windows 10 with a AMD Ryzen 7 1700x CPU I have a NVIDIA GTX 1080 Graphic Card and 1 TB SSD. I think that enough performance for Lightroom.
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Is there enough free space on that drive? And have you checked what happens if you export these images in batches of say 10 each? It could be that there is a problem with one or two specific images that slows down everything.
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Christophe Kajzar

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Yes there is enough free space. Actually I tray to import 1700 RAW Images, I'm by image 254 after 1 day of import.
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Where are those images coming from? A memory card? Is that card connected to the computer through the camera, or through a card reader? This is ridiculously slow, so I doubt very much that Lightroom is the cause of it. Not a single photographer would use Lightroom if this was normal. There must be something wrong with your system.
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Christian Fürst

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I agree with Johann. Lightroom Classic appears to suffer from a number of deficiencies, but it definitely isn't that slow.
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Gary Rowe

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Yes, LR can be cranky, but as said above, not normally THAT cranky! Sounds like you would be better to stop that import, try and find what's getting stuck in your system, and if you can fix it then restart LR for the big import. I don't think things can get worse!

I have no idea if you are new to LR, or whether you've had it a while and this is your normal experience with it and have finally cracked ;) 

I'd take it step by step; assuming you are importing from a card, I'd try to copy the files from the card to one of your local disks (HDD/SSD whatever), and see if that operates quickly. If not, then you have a problem with your card, the reader, or the files being copied - track it down.

If the files copy ok to a local disk, try importing them into LR from the local disc (still as a 'move' import), and see if that is still as slow; if not, work out what was wrong with the card/card reader/images. And, try importing only a few files at a time, so you get an answer quickly to each change you try!

If still slow, even from local disk, then  look at your import. Change the preview generation settings, and see if it affects things. Change your target. Try it with a different (existing then new catalogue) etc. Try different things, and see if you can at least identify what it is not! ;)  Then, let people here know what happened, and they can help you more.

Ideally, you wouldn't need to do all of this work, but if it's something that noone here has experienced before with LR, then until you can show that it isn't down to an issue with your own system / card / card-reader / images then people aren't going to invest the time in helping you wrangle with LR. And don't get me wrong, I'm NOT saying it couldn't be a problem with LR! Far from it ...

Everyone on here is choosing to give up some of their time to be here, whether to moan or gripe or vent or praise or help, we've each got different / mixed reasons.
Me, I hate what Adobe have been doing to LR, where each new release is a nightmare and instead of new features we seem to just get new problems, that across the earlier versions 4, 5 & 6 etc. we were asked to pay out for a new version as soon as the previous one was starting to work correctly, and it was back to the same cycle again. They have never messed it up before as much as they have with LR 7, though, especially for the Mac users, and due to the way they never tell us what they are doing I havent bothered reporting all of the small issues I keep finding, and will only do so when I see that it is at least starting to become more stable for people. Hopefully a lot will be fixed by then, but I'm damned if I'm going to spend time working out what exactly is going wrong and the sequence required to recreate it unless I know that they don't already know.

Best of luck with your issues, I hope you can get them resolved soon.
Gary
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People who don’t know that much about computers just LOVE to blame LR when it’s slow. Don’t forget the 85% UNDERNEATH LR, the operating system. I can export 100 in about 7 minutes (on my 21” iMac (Late 2015). Maybe you should switch?
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Gary Rowe

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Well, that's really helped him ...
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Harrison Clark

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What else is going on in your computer?  What percentage of RAM is being used?  What percentage of CPU is being used?  Windows 10 has lots of monitoring that helps quickly pinpoint bottlenecks.  These tools are easy to use.  Right-click on the task bar, click on Task Manager, click on Performance.  Watch the various graphs while the problem activity is occurring. 
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Hi Christophe,

I know there are sooo many "helpfull" comments right now and then I add another to them...

I had some performance problems with Windows, too (it had been Windows 7, but anyway):
The harddrive had been soooo slow - transfer from a network drive to my local drive was in a kilobyte/s range (normally it was somethink like 90-100 MB/s with a HDD or about 180 MB/s with a SSD.)

Please take another drive and copy a couple of files to your local drive using the explorer.
When the copy-dialog apears click on the "more details" twisty so that the speed is shown.

What write-speed is shown when you do this ?