Lightroom CC becomes sluggish and slow when you work on last photos of a database

  • 2
  • Problem
  • Updated 3 years ago
As at now, I have been mainly using LR 5.7.1 since it's relatively fast, stable and reliable compared to Lightroom CC which still has some bugs. I recently created a brand new catalog and imported files in. But the more I move through the pictures the slower LR CC becomes. Even when I select pictures it takes one to two seconds to react while the first pictures I work with (I'd say the first 300) it is relatively ok. I shot around 1800 pictures at a wedding, did a selection of a bit more than 500 and when reaching about 400 pictures it becomes a pain. Every action is delayed. Did not get this issue in LR 5.7.1. Anyone experienced this and know a solution for that. Just a note to say that I have a SSD disk, 32mb of RAM, 5th generation I7 processor and GTX ti 980 graphic card. All these should make LR run smoothly.

Some help would be appreciated.


Jean Jacques Fabien
Photo of Jean-Jacques FABIEN

Jean-Jacques FABIEN

  • 18 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
  • frustrated

Posted 3 years ago

  • 2
Photo of Kostadin Luchansky

Kostadin Luchansky

  • 22 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
I experience the same frustrating subpar performance. I have to close and reopen Lightroom every 30 minutes in order to regain functionality. My detailed post: