Lightroom 6.2 and 6.2.1: Are just awful - unusable . . . .

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Updated Lightroom to 6.2 - the software is now awful - very buggy and crashing all over the place. Updated to 6.2.1 as soon as Creative Cloud notified me of the update. I now have a Lightroom that is working at a crawl - its not crashing now, but its not doing much else. Selecting folders or collections has no effect. Scrolling in library view is sooooo slow. Metadata filters are not showing in library view at all. Lightroom 6.2.1 is unusable. Please sort it ! !
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Steve Wilcox

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Steve, have you tried restoring your prefs after the update and quit/relaunch Lightroom? http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjourn...
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I'm having similar issues. Ditto on metadata filter as Steve mentions above. Activity Monitor on my 2015 MacBook Pro is pegged at 90% every time I open Lightroom now (6.2.1). It slows down to a crawl...to the point it is a useless tool.

Other examples - I did a B&W conversion and the color sliders would not show up...had to reboot. I attempted to use the clone tool and I could not get the tool to actually move beyond the tool tray on the right and onto the photo...had to reboot.
I'm letting LR idle in the back ground as I type...it's pegged at 95.2 CPU Utilization.

Painful.
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John Guillaume

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Just tried restoring preferences...did not help. Now I've got to do more work to get it back to the way I want it. Also, appears keyword tags are missing...not sure if its simply lagging or it below them all away :-/

Super, super pissed.
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David Skok

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I have a very similar problem with the Lightroom CC 2015.2.1 release. After I open it, I have about 20 seconds where it will respond very quickly to every action, then all of sudden, it has been slowing down to an extreme crawl.

In activity Monitor, Lightroom is taking between 90 and 121% of CPU

Also - I don't see the film strip at the bottom any longer. The space for it is there on my screen, but no images appear.

Quitting and re-starting fixes the issue for 20 seconds. Although this last time that I tried quitting, it took all night to have the Lightroom screen disappear, but the icon is still present in the Mac list of running apps, and it hasn't quit. But the icon is not showing up as an "unresponsive application" in the Force Quit dialog.

I am running this on a newest version MacBook Pro with El Capitan. My catalog is set to export the XMP files as soon as I make a change.
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David Skok

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I have found a cure for the problem on my machine. I had to completely uninstall Lightroom, and the delete the presets as part of the uninstall. Then re-install. I am using El Capitan, which is apparently part of the problem. I found this fix on the Lightroom Killer Tips site which has a video of how to do this if it is not clear. The uninstall program is in the Lightroom Folder, inside of Applications on a Mac.

I hope this helps others!
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Piotr Naskrecki

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The latest Lightroom is absolutely unusable. All operations, including applying presets during import or simply adding keywords, are so sluggish that I simply give up. Unless a new version of this bloatware radically improves the performance I will have to look for an alternative.
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Lightroom 6.2.1, Windows 10/64, 16GB RAM, 1TB with 300GB free, i7 Intel CPU, Intel GPU (disabled for now).
LR 6.2.1 is a mess. I'm unable to work other than extremely slowly. I can't believe this update passed any sort of QA.

Adobe: I strongly suggest you find as many of these complaints as you can, then add us to your beta process prior to the next general update release.

Truly terrible...
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David Skok

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I was able to solve that same problem by doing a complete uninstall including deleting all preferences, and then re-installing.
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Byron Cann

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Thanks. I've tried that twice. I do get better results if I stay on 6.1, but as soon as I go to 6.2 or 6.2.1 it's a mess.
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Forcing the customer to downgrade from existing 6.2 is not a fix but rather an inconvenience. Adobe makes us the Beta tester and what is our reward? Software that is broken. Unacceptable and a lawsuit waiting to happen. Its been 3 weeks and what have we heard from Adobe?? Crickets...........
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Byron Cann

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This is crazy. And still no response from Adobe?
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Chris Cox

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Other than the fix posted the same week 6.2 shipped, and all the comments about the other bugs that they are working on?
There has been plenty of response from Adobe.
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KennethF

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Mr. Cox the only response we heard is to downgrade the software which to be truthful is not something that sounds easy. Especially if I lose all my presets including the FTP settings.
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Byron Cann

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I went back to 6 only to find the dehaze feature was lost. Honestly... for there to be this many issues on both Mac and PC it's hard to believe it passed any real attempt at QA.
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Byron Cann

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Is anyone also having jerky "crop angle" movements? This is a nightmare.