Lightroom Classic Issues

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I am a longtime Adobe advocate (and active in my local Adobe User Group), but I am extremely disappointed with this "upgrade". The performance is terrible on my Windows 10 machine. My machine is older but has plenty of RAM and a new video card. Performance of the previous version was slow but acceptable. The new version takes FOREVER to import, and inexplicably chooses to ignore some of the images and not import them as well. The HDR module is MUCH slower than before and the application constantly freezes. It is using up lots of computer resources and I can't really do much of anything on the PC while the program is running. 

I was excited when this new version came out promising faster performance, and am disappointed that it is not faster, but appears to be badly broken. If Adobe doesn't fix this soon, I may be jumping ship.
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Seth Dewey

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Jens Koopmann

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Same here. Importing, HDR, Panos take forever. Importing 260 files inkl. converting DNGs took more than 2 hours. On an empty catalog it was done in 15 Minutes.

Memory usage is extremly high (usually 2 out of 4GB).

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Remember not so many years ago, right prior to Adobe Max, Adobe drastically changed the LR Import module so they could rush to announce it at Adobe Max? The import module was such a mess and full of bugs they had to quickly revert to the old import module AND they issued a public apology! Well we learned two thing from that experience 1) They never revisited the import module again, my inference was they really didn't care and 2) They didn't learn their lesson and pushed out  V7 of LR full of more bugs than before - again.

A company can't maintain consistent profits for their shareholders by treating their customers like this. As long as their stock prices continue to rise NOTHING will change. Only after customers get sick and tired of the current treatment and leave in enough volume to negatively affect the stock price will Adobe do something. Until then we are relegated to shutting up or putting up.