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.
Shut down Lightroom
Go to your Library > Preferences
Find the file com.adobe.Lightroom6.plist
Rename that file to com.adobe.Lightroom6.old.plist
For me it works perfectly and my speed is back up to normal. I am running a Mac OS 10.10.5
It took me a good three hours to do this cloning on Lightroom 6.6, so from my point of view it is usable. It was slow mainly because of the zooming in and out, but that does not surprise, because the job was somewhat ambitious I have many more complaints about how limited the cloning toolset is. There is also a problem with overlaying clones using a mixture of clone and heal. You get colour fringing at the selection edges
I expect that the system I have is just about OK for what camera and screen I use and as amateur the small amount of work I do, which is about 4000 images a year. Running 4k systems means that file sizes are huge and quite possibly only a render farm type of machine will cope, but I am very aware of how much high powered machines cost and people still finding that they seem inadequate.
Apologies if this irritates some people.
Can you confirm this by selecting all the relevant photos, Auto Sync on, and go to the spot removal tool, toggle the Spot Removal panel switch to off. And try again to see if it helps.
I guess that we are getting the idea that quadrupling the files sizes that Lightroom has to deal with almost overnight, is placing a great strain on its architecture. Processing 1:1 previews at standard HD is fine, 4k previews for super HD are bringing very powerful computers to their knees. It has to be worse for laptops as the CPUs shut down as they overheat, or if they are using just battery power. Workstations can turn the fans on and deal with the heat that way, but in the end the CPUs have thermal protection and will in the end shut down. Restarting or resting Lightroom, brings some thermal relief.
Minimizing, Restarting, Resetting, Rebooting, Uninstall, Reinstall, Turning this off, Turning that on, What is your system info, what CPU do you have, are you MAC or Windows.
I don’t get it! This should work correctly right out of the gate!
Maybe I missed it but has Adobe even acknowledged there is a problem with this latest update and are they working on a solution?
Or are they going to tell us to dial this toll free number: 1-800-WHA-AAAA!
Is anyone else haing issues with lightroom running much slower after the recent update? Have cleared cache, optimized catalog, defragmented drives, and move scratch to different drive. Still running slow 2-3 sec delay between image switch (import with 1:1) and selecting tools had about a 2 sec delay.
This has nothing to do with cloning. Not a thing. I gave up on cloning anything but the odd dust spot a long time ago. Just reduces lightroom to a crawl. Also my workflow has the detail and noise adjustments off until just before export.
To hear there wont be a quick fix is dismal. At the moment there are people willing to help, but if days go by with no response I for one will revert to a previous version, or try to find an alternative (and if I go there then I may as well ditch the whole suite).
So here we are. What do you need to know? Would screen-captures be helpful?
Everytime since the last 3 years Adobe updated LR or PS some big issues occur.
Just tried to print something from a web page in Firefox and got the message that there was not enough memory to print. First time I've ever encountered that! Closed Lightroom and it printed fine.
Just one question: would any of you consider going back to 5 or are you happy with 6.5?
Thanks so much for your consideration.
I'm following this topic because I'm interested, not because I am having trouble. On the contrary, I am one of the thousands (or more) that are not having trouble with slowness. (I'm on a Windows 10 computer.) I have sympathy and concern with the hundreds (?) that are having slowness trouble and those trying to fix it.
Keep LR5. Try 6.6 or the CC. My bet is that it will work fine. If not, get a refund and fall back to LR5. Note that fewer are having trouble with 6.5. Some say they are continuing to use that. Also, be aware that improvements in the Haze tools have come with the CC updates that have not come with the 6.x updates.
I cannot do anything until I get back my computer and praying I have some data left on it. Since I'm a photographer, it's the pics or the lack thereof that concern me the most.
Have a great 4th!
1) Import your photos, make sure to check the box "Build Smart Previews". Yes, this is going to make a process that is already more slow than it should be take even longer, but it will reduce frustration later.
2) Go to the file system on your computer (Windows Explorer on Windows, Finder in macOS), and rename the folder where the original files are located. This is a temporary thing so I just add the word "temp" on the end of the folder name.
3) Now Lightroom doesn't know where to find the original files and is forced to use the Smart Previews instead! You will notice that just under the Histogram it now says "Smart Preview" alone instead of "Original + Smart Preview". With Lightroom using the Smart Preview that is significantly smaller in file size than the original (at least with RAW files) all of the sliders and tools work significantly faster.
4) Do your culling and a lot of editing at much faster speeds (like 4x faster!)
5) If you need to roundtrip a photo into Photoshop and/or export, go back out to the file system (Windows Explorer or Finder) and change the name back to what Lightroom is expecting.
Adobe, would love to see a checkbox somewhere to have Develop use the Smart Preview instead of the Original even though it is available for everything it can so that I don't have to do the folder rename hack.
The sad part is that we keep thinking that its something we did. After we put so much money into our systems to ensure that they are running top notch hardware the bottleneck ends up being the software. Of course theyre aware of the problem, theyre just trying to figure out how to release an update and not look like goobers doing it. All of the tech guys that keep posting and saying theyre trying to help us absolutely know what is going on ... theyre just holding our hands getting us too look in a different direction while Adobe pulls its pants back up. Lol if you google the threads for this problem there are multiple Adobe reps repeating the exact same thing and everyone is having the same problems. Do you think for a second that the company doesnt know what is going on ...