Elements Organizer 15 is unacceptable slow.

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Irresponsible, not acceptable slow performance.
My computer fulfills all system requirements. Every open source tool is better as this Adobe product. Waste of money and time.
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Denis Smolin

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Rens Jansen

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So same as E 14, they won't react!
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Rens Jansen

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Update. Still Elements 14 but now on a brand new MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) , 500GB SSD and Elements 14 still terrible slow. I won't pay again $$ for Elements 15 'upgrade', all the complaints on this site apparently don't stop Adobe to continue promotions for Elements upgrades iso fixing the Mac interface?
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Vivienne Ahlert

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My computer is much faster than system requirements, but Elements 15 requires in average more than 90 % CPU and 80 % RAM over days to build the updated database from my previous PSE 14 DB. With transformation to PSE 15 I lost the most tags in my database and the whole face ident datas
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Ok, Elements Organizer is absolutely wrecking my MacBook pro performance.    Is this something I just wait out while it is building up my database or does it stay like this perpetually?  If the latter, I will have to avoid the organizer completely and stick with file/directory based catalog management.

This is unacceptable.
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So, how's that file/directory thing working for you?  I have over 25k images, many with faces and finding photos of people is very difficult with file/directory - and you must be a disciplined whiz with tags to pull it off - it takes forever to work your way through every photo.  To me the big frustration is not knowing how long the catalog process takes.  It would be nice to have a message prior to importing a large quantity of files - Something like, "Based on your system resources, this operation will take approximately 89 hours.  Do you wish to proceed?"  I use Google Photos for basic backup and they have their own version of facial recognition - but I can't control it and I want the face names to stay with the photos.  I'm trying patience with Organizer, believing that eventually it will be worth the wait.
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asbjørn heien

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Hey there. I run a mac with OS X el capitan. Let ́s just say that Elements 15 runs extremely slow. I har tried a free trial and the program does not work. Any suggestions?
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Most probably face analysis and smart tag analysis are running. Just leave computer on until they complete or disable (losing relevant features) in Preferences>Media Analysis.
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asbjørn heien

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Well I waited for about 3 days. (Aprox. 10 000 pictures) I have un installed the program and will try to reinstall it. Hope this will work. I guess the main problem was to upgrade to ElCapitan in the first place
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I'm running )S 10.11.6, on 8GB Mac Mini.  Obviously you are just not patient enough:)  My Mac has been chugging along for 2 full days now and it's already 29% done analyzing the faces of my 20+k photos - how cool is that?.  The main issue is expectations.  At this rate, I'll be able to start actually working with other features in about a week.  After adding the files to my catalog, I tried the backup feature - took several minutes to build about 1/2 of the file so I'm just waiting until the program gets done with the facial recognition, then I'll see if it's worth the effort.
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I found that having editor and organizer open at the same time causes the editor to be horribly slow.  I found that when using the editor if I shut the organizer down, it works as it should.  I contacted Adobe support but so far no response.
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Rens Jansen

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and....did you get a response? Or even better, a solution or outlook for an improvement?
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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The organizer can use a lot of power (processor and RAM) in the following cases among others:
- when using face recognition, at least until all the files have been scanned and processed, which may take several days for very big libraries; it's a background task but no doubt it's a penalty on the overall speed of the computer. It's advised to let the indexing run in night jobs. I don't care for face recognition and I don't have the problem.
- When using all background tasks like searching for missing files etc.
- When bulk importing
- When processing a big number of files in tasks which require rewriting edited versions (write metadata to tags for instance). Processing the catalog itself, for instance adding new tags to all the files in your very big library is very fast.
- When you delete a big number of files
- when you optimize the catalog. Optimizing the thumbnail cache is a very heavy job.

So, if the organizer is always slowing down the editor, chances are that you are in the first stage of face recognition or that you are momentarily using the above tasks.  It would be useful to state your hardware specs; the critical factor is the RAM, I would recommend 8GB. The processor speed is more important than the number of cores.

Best practices in my opinion:
- forget face recognition (a non productive gadget when you are really interested in managing people for genealogy or family history in ANY software).
- Don't use background tasks when you can do otherwise
- Don't use other programs at the same time
- correctly set your scratch disks and keep enough disk space available
- If you want to store your library on a  NAS, do speed comparisons with normal drives.
- prefer night jobs for very heavy organizer tasks.
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F de Haas

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Let organize in a larger body and have Adobe react by legal way's, How does one organize so many people are represented by one legal bosy?
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Rens Jansen

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I gave up on Elements 14 and went to the competition! No resolution was offered. Macbook Pro, 500 GB SSD 50% loaded, latest OS
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Denis Smolin

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Hi. A search for performant picture management software and I like to have my pictures on NAS. Any hints on this?
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Rens Jansen

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Luminar, Skylum coming soon with their organizer