When exporting images using multiple presets, Lightroom seems to slow down inexplicably.

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I guess this is best explained by an example...

If I export an image from the catalogue, using a particular preset, it may take, say, 15 seconds to complete the operation. If I wait for the operation to complete, then export the same image, using a different preset, it takes roughly the same amount of time.

If, however, I export an image with one preset, then immediately export the same image with another preset, before the first export has completed, the time taken is well in excess of the 30 seconds it would take to export the two as explained above. It's more like 120 seconds on my system.

Obviously, this is not a huge problem if you're only exporting two images, but when exporting many images using different presets at a time, you can be sat waiting for quite a while!

The problem seems to be that Lightroom is trying to export all of the images simultaneously, when it would be much quicker to export them one by one.
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Ian Grainger

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