Lightroom: Preload images in Develop Module

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In the develop module if you go trough a few images and than go back the image loads almost instantly. I think this performance improvement is due to the ram caching.
Most of the computers running lightroom have the ram and processing resources to preload a few images in the memory.
So, how it would be if lightroom would take the user direction in browsing and preload a few images in advance (3-4 images would suffice for this).
If you think this will bloat some users with fewer processing and ram resources make it an option in the preferences so the user can choose the amount of ram for this or the number of images to preload, or just simply preload or not, without options.
I think this would be a major performance improvement for the users that are going trough hundreds of images per day. That one second less to load the image adds to 10 minutes per day if you go trough 600 images and the user experience adds to that.
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I've been begging for that for many years, so yes, it has my full support!
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This also applies to the library module, this way we would forget about Photo Mechanic or other raw previewer in the fast culling process.
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Definitely has my support! Adobe, you know the "technology previews" that you have with LR web, could this be a good one to try as an option power users can turn on and give you feedback from in an upcoming LR version? (Assuming this can be coded and built)