I am not sure if this is the best place to post this but I am extremely frustrated! This version is extremely slower than the previous version, which in turn was slower than the one before it. Moving from one image to the next, takes at least 5seconds and adjusting any slider causes Lightroom to freeze, with the lovely "circle of death" reminding me that it's thinking and I should not perform any actions, for 2 seconds or so. I am a very tolerant person but feel like I've had it now! It feels like I am falling out of love with a craft that I once was excited about because editing, which is a very important part of the process, doesn't work. And instead of improving, Lightroom has quickly gotten worse over time! It has taken me 2 and a half days to edit 450 photos, and there's a few more to do but Lightroom has now CRASHED hence my angst here! I have a couple jobs more to edit and I am in a position where I am not seeking after more work because of a backlog of jobs to edit. This is really costing me and I am very angry because I just want to get on with my work. Yes I have a decent system, yes I have plenty of RAM, yes I have a SSD installed. ADOBE, please please please, I just want to edit and enjoy it.
One option you have is to DISABLE "lens correction" and "detail" panel. Especially later, because noise reduction, which Lr calculates at every "develop slider" change, really slows things down.
But it is upside down worklflow and U must turn it image per image (times 450 images), and later again switch panels on, image per image (times 450).
It definitely helps, but it is another pain to do it.
Adobe should (no, Adobe MUST) provide global turn on/off of panels. Several smart(er) software (or Premiere plugins) have this function built in, so U can disable rendering effect until restart/or export.
Hope it helps.
(Cache is 50 GB here, always a new catalog for each project. Everything is most possible optimized. Logically the solution can't be to optimize here and there (noisereduction off, etc), because it worked better before 2015.6.)
Stop LR, Start LR, be happy with the speed. :)
OK... Why i'm telling that: Had a Baby here two hours ago and made the preview for the clients. It took me 30 minutes (!) for just 220 pictures from Canon 5D3 for the 1:1-Preview. Switching from one picture to another was a pain in the a.... So unbelievable slow. Note: Nothing has changed since generation of the preview, the Cache is 50 Gig, RAM is 32 Gig, newest Intel 8-Core at 4GHz. Slower than usual.
Than i stopped LR, did something else, started LR with another catalogue and it is fast! Hmmm...
Normally i'm browsing through the pictures right after having done the Preview. And that was fast. OK, somewhat fast. Now it's annoying slow.
Maybe we have to restart LR after generating the Cat and the Preview?
I would recommend the following:
1. Reset your preferences file by closing Lightroom, holding down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] and relaunching Lightroom. Overwrite the preference file when requested.
2. After preference reset, uninstall Lightroom from the Creative Cloud App.
4. Install Lightroom via the Creative Cloud App.
5. After installation, Optimize the catalog first thing.
Does you performance/stability improve now?
I can provide much more data if needed. What you see is only LR process running. I have a descent control on my win background processes and always throw an eye on my Process Explorer which is running always with admin rights.
PS: And for some stupid reason I am hovering the two types of memory (instead of only the one). Sorry.
But never-the-less the beside the error still the trend of memory leak can be observed.
I'm also seeing my screen go black apart from the labels I have at the top of the image (exposure details etc) and then it comes back after up to 5 seconds. Hasn't crashed yet - but feels like it will.
Doesn't Adobe test these updates on a broader user base before releasing them?
So far, I have never had any problems or issues with LR after an upgrade.
But after the LR 6.6 upgrade, it feels slower (I can't document it), and LR hangs if I start more than one export process at a time. And it is almost every time.
Also the screen turns black for a while when I move to another photo or do other actions. It just giving me a feeling that is not very stable.
My PC is totally up to date, Win 10 (64bit), 16 GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 980 with latest drivers.
Lightroom memory usage crept up whilst using it - 4gb to 12gb. over about 20 mins.
I can also confirm that "turning it off and on again" helps with speed.
Macbook Pro (10,2)
Intel Core i7 (2 cores)