Lightroom: Progress bar does not show real progress

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I noticed that while making corrections in Sync mode to multiple images, the progress bar that appears in top left corner shows 100% completion and says "Task completed" when LR is still working and making changes to the images! I believe it must show REAL progress.

Thank you.
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Yuri Aldanov

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jdv, Champion

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The changes have been synced to the DB. This does not necessarily mean that the UI has been updated. This is a separate problem.
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Yuri Aldanov

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Hi. thank you for your response. I meant UI in autosync mode, (sorry for confusion).
Let's say I have 100 images that I applied some change. And progress bar showed 100% completion. But
1. LR is till applying the change to the rest 99 images. And I have no idea for how long.
2. I cannot see all images on the bottom film slide bar, so I do not know which ones done.
3. I may try to close LR while proccess didn't complete yet.
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Yuri Aldanov

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I forgot to mention, that LR in autosync mode applies change to highlighted images randomly. That is why I cannot slide all way down to the last image see if process completed.
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I think the progress bar just tells when the settings have been changed for all photos. But after that, updating all the previews can take some time.

Since the latter is more of a background task which will try to catch up with the user but will not prevent any actions of the user, it makes some sense to have it this way.
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This sort of thing is a real problem for plugin developers too.

SDK methods return when Lr is happy enough for the moment, but no telling when (if) stuff really takes effect.

Not sure how much work it would be to improve the situation...

As it stands, I have *lots* of code like:

1. do something
2. repeat: - try to tell if something really happened, or is hopeless...

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Looks like the problem remains even 6 years after this post. I am editing photo metadata for 1000-2000 photos at the same time. I cant say if it's finished or not, really inconvenient and sad that no one payed attention to this issue
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Having the same problem with an import. Gets to 28 photos and just sits there, have no idea what Lightroom is doing.

Do I cancel the import? Should I wait a few hours and see what happens? Is it getting harder and harder to be productive in Lightroom with these frustrating issues that keep cropping up? Yes!

There's really no excuse for this kind of thing with the insane amount of subscription money pouring into these products.
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The original thread you posted in was very old, with different symptoms.

Please reference the new conversation here: Lightroom: Import stalls after 28 photos