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Can't Perform Metadata Batch Entries & Other Slowwwwwww Performance

MoPhoto

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Joined
Sep 4, 2012
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12
Location
Moab, Utah
Lightroom Experience
Advanced
Lightroom Version
6.x
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Classic vesrion: 11.5
Operating System
  1. macOS 12 Monterey
Sometime after upgrading LR (either 11.5 or 11.4), I suddenly lost the ability to make batch metadata entries. (I think it may have started after the upgrade to 11.4 and I'd hoped the upgrade to 11.5 would fix it. Not.) I can no longer go into Grid Mode, select all the images and type in a Caption or Location information and have it apply to all the selected images. It only applies it to the image with the main highlight on and not the rest of the highlighted images. What is going on?!? I am in the process of captioning and keywording 70,000 images and this is really slowing down the process. Batch entries still work on the keyword window,fortunatel, but not in the Metadata Window. Saved presets in Metadata, such as my contact info, copyright info, etc., do still function properly in batch mode, but nothing I have to type in new. I have also noticed if I select everything in a Keyword window for one image and cut and paste it to another image/images, it takes a little while to show up. Not instantaneous like before. Anyone else seeing this?

The next issue is a drastic slowdown in time to convert tiffs to DNGs. It used to be almost instantaneous. Now it takes a full minute or more per image to convert a tiff to a DNG. Also, importing the tiff from PS to LR takes a full minute or two before it shows up in LR. Again, pretty much instantaneous before. In both cases, I am not able to do anything else in LR while this is happening. I can turn off all other programs running on the computer and it makes absolutely no difference, nor does restarting the computer to flush the buffers and caches.

I am using a 2017 iMac with 40GB of RAM and running Monterrey 12.2 and this issue just surfaced recently. I can't remember if it started immediately after one of the upgrades or a short time after.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 
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In the metadata panel, there are two new buttons to indicate whether you want to apply the metadata to the target photo only or to all selected photos. No doubt you have the first option selected.
 

MoPhoto

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Moab, Utah
Lightroom Experience
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Thanks for that info. I checked the panel and Target Photo Only was checked. That must be the default for LR 11.5, since I had never opened that panel and never checked it myself. Any clues on the slow performance?
 
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Check this out: Apple changed the security requirements in MacOS Monterey. Go to MacOS 'System Settings - Security & Privacy' and add Lightroom Classic and Photoshop to "Full Disk Access". Click on the lock icon to unlock the settings, then click on the plus icon to add Lightroom Classic and/or Photoshop if it isn't already listed. If it is listed, then just enable the checkbox. See also Quick Tips: How to give Full Disk Access to Lightroom Classic on macOS
 
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