Performance lack

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Since LR 1.0 the credo has been performance. In 7.0 Adobe should have done a lot of performance things to make LR work smooth. So what is the case?

I downloaded LR 7.0 Classic and asked it to take import my LR 6 catalog yesterday night. When I checked it this morning, it did not have imported anything just ask me what folders I want to import. That is not a good UI!. I asked it to import everything. The speed seems to be about 10.000 pictures each hour. This is not a very good performance! I can't use LR6 while LR7 is running so currently I am waiting for the import to finish. Currently at 96.500 and counting. My pc is not running hot CPU is running 20-35%, memory 33% (of 32 GB), not much disk activity (20-35%). Where is the bottleneck?!?

I downloaded also the new LR CC version. I tried to import my folders into this version, but got the message that I had to little disk space I need more than 2 TB free space. Why? I already have the pictures on disk? I then tried to start with only one main folder (6.500 pictures), LR went through them and I pushed the "Add" button. I did this in the morning (10 hours from now) and still it is "Preparing..."?!? Seriously?

I got a 7 days trial license, but with this speed I will not have imported all the pictures by the time the trial is over. 

Where is the performance?
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Gunder Sønsteby

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Posted 7 months ago

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Assaf Frank

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What you needed to do is make a copy of your Lightroom 6 catalog including the preview folders in case you want to revert back to Lightroom 6.

Then open the Lightroom 6 catalog with the new Lightroom 7 classic. Lightroom 7 will ask you if you want to upgrade the catalog. Click yes. It will then upgrade the catalog DB and the existing previews. It took me about 3-5 minutes to upgrade which was 150K images and 280GB of previews in different sizes. It also made my new LR7 catalog smaller from 7GB to 4.5GB. My catalog is on m.2 ssd which is very fast.

I hope this helps.
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The above reply seems helpful but it raises a question I have. Why when you have a set of folders containing photos that are part of your LR CC Classic library and you choose to import them import photos into LR CC does it create a duplicate set of photos doubling the HDD space needed for you photos? Seems crazy to me, it also makes keeping syncing in step really hard? Have I missed the point somewhere?
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Assaf Frank

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I have not used Lightroom cc properly. Just installed it a few days ago but its too limited for my workflow. Someone else will need to answer this. There is probably an option somewhere to prevent it.