Lightroom: Enhanced activity monitor

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Hello Adobe,

The recent performance issues with the 6.2 update made me really miss the pop-up activity monitor window I used to have access to in Apple's Aperture application. The window provided a great deal more information about what the program was doing, and even allowed me to pause and cancel tasks. Do you suppose this is something you might be able to incorporate into a future Lightroom release? I really don't think the existing status bar is sufficient. Thank you!



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Posted 3 years ago

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Jon Rendell

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Great idea!! Thanks for suggesting.
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Lightroom has a activity monitor on the top left corner of the app. Click to expand the downward arrow near the identity plate area.
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iocchelli

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Thanks Simon. I was aware of that, so now I need to clarify that not all tasks are showing up in that status bar, nor is there enough control over the tasks that are in there (not enough control to my liking anyway).

Specifically, automatic preview generation would be nice to pause/cancel (and, yes, I know you can turn them off entirely under preferences, but it would be preferable to be able to pause it from the task bar).

Second, it would be nice to be able to pause more things. I tested this by generating some 1:1 previews, but the only option LR gives me is to cancel, and my opinion is that having the option to pause would be better.

Thanks very much!
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iocchelli

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While we are on the subject. Why is the activity monitor built into the identity plate? Who would think to look there? My opinion is that it should be more clearly marked. Thanks again.
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Jason Wallace

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Great idea! And I would like some more fine-tune control over tasks:

-- Queue up tasks to execute later rather than right now.
-- Allow tasks to run sequentially rather than all at once.
-- Allow the Import dialog to "queue up" multiple import tasks rather than execute immediately. (kinda like XML Import into Premiere.)
-- Allow the user to change the execution order of tasks.
-- Even more complicated: Execution Logic. If the previous task doesn't execute, don't run the next one.