When will adobe fix the performance issues in LR6?

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I have upgraded to LR6 from LR5 and I have been using LR6 for over a year now and I am so frustrated with the performance. I process over a thousand images per wedding and LR6 is so slow in loading raw images on the develop module. I know there are workarounds like converting the raw files to DNG first and generating smart previews but these adds extra steps to my processing. This new version of LR is poorly engineered. This is definitely a software issue and the reason I say that is because I downloaded a free trial of Capture One Pro and I am shock at the performance difference. When I am moving from one image to the next while developing in Capture One Pro, there is zero delay in image loading. The image previews load instantly!! I also noticed something that I think is part of the problem and I am convinced LR6 is not programmed right. When you move from image to image, look at the tool panels on the left and right side (presets tool, histogram, tone curve, etc.). What happens when you move from one image to the next? The entire tool panels reload! It almost seem like the programmers took shortcuts and choose to unload and reload the tool panels with new data points instead of just doing a refresh. Compare this to Capture One Pro and you will see what I am talking about. 
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Jose Mondia

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Alex Furer

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I have to agree! Plus having to run LR using less CPU's than your machine provides, so that it's faster, is plain ridiculous...

I really really hesitate to jump ship to CaptureOne or maybe even ON1 because of the Photoshop integration and being able to communicate to one software provider if there's an issue. But I am really darn close...

I am dealing with large documents. I have a D810 plus sometimes I create HDR panoramas of 10+ shots (times 3 or 5 for HDR) and it's almost unworkable. And even editing a merged panorama (10 - 20 k pixels wide) is sloooooow.

OK... I need to upgrade my machine (6 core i7 @ 3.3 Ghz, 24 GB ram and Geforce 560 Ti SLI), but that's not going to give me a lot more speed. Especially since I see other apps with similar functionality run much faster on my current rig.

Your post is not the only one complaining about the fact that LR is very slow. In fact, the web is full of comments like yours. It's time something happens. e.g. rewrite LR from scratch... So yeah, add me to the list!
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Ditto - big time. I want to switch to a subscription model but all I see is LR getting worse and worse in terms of performance. Why should I pay monthly. Isn't the (a) product supposed to get BETTER over time??
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I'm having the same experience. This is just extremely frustrating.
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avpman

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Everyone reading this who feels the same way please click "Me Too."
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Jose Mondia

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Wow, so after searching the web for solutions, all I see are frustrated users. A lot of these users are professionals with absolutely killer hardware who complain about poor performance. I myself have tried to "throw hardware" at this problem and got nowhere. Adobe, you need to take these complaints seriously. Also, I was right about my observation that the tools panel is being reloaded when you move from one image to another and is part of the problem. LR actually generates a thumbnail for each preset as you move from one image to another? Seriously? If that is the case and you advise users to minimize the amount of presets, can you at least allow us to remove the default presets that nobody uses?
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The ONLY thing holding me to LR right now is the number of plugins I use and the availability thereof. As soon as ON ONE RAW or Capture One provide some of that ability I am so far gone from Adobe. Oh, and Adobe says we can't get new features in an perpetual LR version once it's paid for because of legal accounting reasons. Yet ON ONE and ON ONE RAW produce three or more versions each year with new features - at no cost. Makes you wonder how Adobe is doing their accounting. Oh wait - obviously it's in THEIR favor.

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