New feature requests for Lightroom Classic CC

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Dear Adobe,

I have a few requests which I'm sure many other creative professionals using your product would agree with me on.

 1: For us Mac Pro users, utilize/leverage both GPU's for the Develop module if possible, with every single feature accelerated.

 2: Make Lightroom have an option to always make new standard or 1:1 previews with every single change you make to the picture you are working on. Some of us out here have the machines with the horsepower to do this and it would make editing soooo much more productive.

 3: Make the second display just as productive as the primary display as far as previews being quickly generated and all tools and modules accelerated.

 4: Many of us use Lightroom instead of Bridge to organize and cull our images. Make Lightroom able to open, preview, and fully edit any image file type that Photoshop can, such as, but not limited to; 16bit TIFF's that are greater than 4GB in size, PSD files without layers, PSB files of unlimited size without layers...

 5: You've made leaps and bounds with added features in Lightroom, one of my recent favorites being the Merge to Panorama feature. Yes you can use the same thing in Photoshop but it takes a billion and a half years longer to stitch the images together, so why is Lightroom limited so badly in this area?!?! Lightroom is soooo much faster at stitching 30 or less Nikon D810 14bit RAW files that it's not even funny, but it seems to hit a ceiling after 35'ish images or so, and I'm editing on a Mac Pro with 64GB of RAM. The ability to have non-destructive editing on a panorama made of RAW images instead of 16bit TIFF's is a godsend for those of us pushing our RAW files to the limit of their dynamic range, and it would be a real sucker punch to panorama software companies like PTGui if you would enable us to make gigapixel panoramas in Lightroom.

 6: And lastly, I love Lightroom Classic CC, even with my few suggestions and complaints. But my final request is that you give users more ability to control the resources that Lightroom utilizes. Things like how much RAM it can use for editing and panorama/HDR merging, what scratch disks to use on top of where the Catalog is located, how much GPU RAM, which GPU, and lastly how many CPU cores that it can use, that way we can leave one or two cores free for staying productive in other areas on our computer while Lightroom is ingesting and converting 3,000 RAW files at a time from a long wedding shoot. 

Thank you for your consideration!

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Jarrett Farewell

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Posted 5 months ago

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It’s better not to make a whole list of requests in one message. First check whether or not somebody else already requested the same thing. If so, add your vote to that request, don’t file a new request for the same feature. The more votes, the more likely that Adobe will consider it. If you can’t find a previous request that is the same as yours, then create one request per message, so others can add their vote.
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Greetings,

Echoing what Johan says...

Thank you for your enthusiasm for the Lightroom family of products. For your Ideas to gain more prominent notice and have maximum impact with the team, there are a few things you could do to help.

Ideas, or feature requests as some call them, work like this on the Feedback Forum:  Each individual Idea is single post anchoring a thread. All of the people who have a similar idea and relate their rational will be merged into a single master post that contains all the comments on a single topic.  This has a few advantages:

1. It gives Adobe a place to accumulate votes (by either creating a thread that is merged into the master thread or by hitting the [Me Too] button in the upper right corner. Adobe can see at a glance, search for, and rank the top features being requested without having to search for scattered posts. The engineering staff can read the user’s comments and divine the best ways to implement a given request.
2. By being a part of this master Idea thread, when an Idea comes to fruition and becomes an active feature in the software, Adobe updates this thread. Participants in the thread, those who’ve been merged in and those who have hit the [Me Too] button will be notified by email to updates and feature announcements related to the original request.

You can help us out by doing a few things to make your idea count. First, if you have an idea, search to see if idea is already posted as a formal Idea. If it is, hit the [Me Too] button and if you like add your individual comments to the thread. Second, if you don’t find the idea is already posted, create a new thread and post your idea for a new feature.  Please keep the Ideas as one idea per thread so that we can merge them with the correct master threads if necessary.  We don’t have a way to merge an Idea into multiple threads so if you make multiple feature requests in a single post, it is likely to get lost in the shuffle, lessening its impact,
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"16bit TIFF's that are greater than 4GB in size ... PSB files of unlimited size"

Please add your detailed opinion and vote to this feature request: 
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_support_cataloging_psb_files

Note that the TIFF standard doesn't support files larger than 4 GB (and some apps choke on TIFFs larger than 2 GB). 
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"Many of us use Lightroom instead of Bridge to organize and cull our images. Make Lightroom able to open, preview, and fully edit any image file type that Photoshop can"

Please add your detailed opinion and vote to this feature request:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_support_common_image_formats_eps_gi...