Lightroom Classic: how many edits (spot removal)

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How many edits can you perform in Lightroom before performance latency is seriously affected?

I recently returned from the middle east with about two months work to catalogue and edit and about 150 of my images had been affected by a serious sensor contamination. This meant that the images in this range that I wanted to use, needed a great deal of spotting to be done. By the time the spotting was completed, the latency lag was so bad that I had to make a tiff copy in order to complete the editing.

I have to say that I was extremely disappointed with Lightroom's inability to cope with this kind of workflow.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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It's one of those "how long is a piece of string" kind of questions, I'm afraid. For most edits, you can do as many as you like, but spotting does have limits. Those limits depends on your system spec and patience levels though. For that volume of spotting, Photoshop would be a better tool for the job.
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Useful advice - but adobe, do you have any comment?
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Adobe US is on annual leave this week, including most of the staff who usually frequent this forum.
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