Lightroom Now Unusable For Professional Work

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iMac retina with 8gb RAM 3.5 processor etc etc. Base 2014 model.

All other editing programs handle my d800 & D750 files just fine. I've tried all the suggestions in the user to user forum.

1. Disable GPU Acceleration
2. Increase the cache to 50-100gb or so
3. Decrease screen resolution (Gutted i do this on a new 14.7mp display.
4. Build 1:1 previews

Nothing works. When I'm editing it can take at least 2-3 secs between images at best and often up to 10 secs for the next image to load. Then it takes it's time applying my preset. The crop tool is clunky. Then when I cmd C to copy the changes to the next photo, I'm waiting again getting that "Nope" gong.

Editing a whole wedding is taking 5 times longer than it should and it's really grinding my workflow to a halt.

Please don't blame Apple or the iMac as all other apps fly along. I mean I can edit a full RAW file in Apple's Photo apps and it runs like lighting.

There's complaints like this all over the forums yet the new release while claiming to have sorted these issues seemed to have more time spent on a flashy new import interface. Please stop looking at anything else until you sort out the basic functionality of the program.
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Derek Christie

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You don't mention which version of LR and OSX you're using.
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Derek Christie

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I it's 2.1 (Lightroom CC) the latest version. I was on Yosemite OSX but upgraded to El Capitan to see if would be any better. No dice.
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One additional workaround that has helped many people with performance problems in CC 2015.2 and CC 2015.2.1:

5. Uncheck the option Preferences > General > Show Add Photos Screen.

If that doesn't help, then do what many of us have done and roll back to CC 2015.1.1 and wait for a new release (and let others do the beta testing of that release!):