Bridge: Preview generation and performance (again)

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I am working on a job at the moment which is not my usual type of work in terms of volume.
(however this is not my first post here on the total lack of performance with Bridge)

I started with roughly 1300 raw files (large I'll admit - 5DsR) head & shoulder portraits.

First Problem:
In order to make first edit (Delete) I really need to wait for 100% previews to generate (of course the counter has long gone in Bridge) this has taken at least an hour!

Second problem:
When previews have been generated and cache exported I start to delete "bad" shots - first "delete" takes about 3 seconds for the image to actually delete, but afterwards the next "delete" takes 13 seconds - while the whole folder re-generates previews and exports the cache (again)!

At this rate, basic editing will take more time than the day shooting the portraits!

What can be done?
PS 2018 CC | Bridge 2018 CC | MacPro 3.7 Quad Core | 32Gb Ram

Peter
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David Converse

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This is a known issue, unfortunately.

Instead of immediately deleting, try using labels or rating to edit out the rejects then delete those in bulk.
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Peter Moloney

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Hi David,
As I thought!
In my other work I normally delete the rejects in order that all the following processes will happen faster (smaller number of images to generate previews)
Please Adobe re-write Bridge, bring back web galleries and the preview counter. Real photographers don't work with phone images, some of us use big files!
P
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You can set a filter to not show certain rating or labels if you want, that would hide those rejects once you have marked them.
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Peter Moloney

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For today I have completed deleting rejects... I have now moved on to labelling "selected" images... out of a folder now containing 688...
In a folder of this size cmd+6 to select red label also has a lag / delay... all totally frustrating when all you want to do is get the job finished!
Thanks for all your comments though!
Peter