Improve Library and Develop Mode Switching Performance

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Lightroom is fast at many things, but I spend a lot of time waiting for library previews to re-render, and develop mode images to re-render.

This FR/Idea is to eliminate this waiting, at least in the case of recently visited images, and images likely to be visited soon.

Problem:
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- lib mode & dev modes don't much share the same renderings, and Lightroom implements a "lazy" re-rendering policy: re-rendering is deferred until needed. And changes in dev mode result in out-of-date lib previews. Likewise, changes in lib mode via QD (or plugin, or context-menu sync...) result in out-of-date dev-mode renderings.

Solution Ideas:
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- First choice: integrate lib+dev to use the same rendering(s) and keep them up-to-date and cached on disk in a "ready-to-go" state as much as possible.
- Second choice: cache dev mode renderings in a more fully rendered state than is presently being done via the ACR cache, and keep them up-to-date as much as possible (including after changes in lib mode via QD). Also, keep lib previews up-to-date as much as possible (including after changes made in dev mode).
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Rob Cole

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