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Help please - Lightroom sooooo slllllooooooooow!

missewills

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Hi - apologies if this has already been covered - I am new to the forum. I am hoping for some advice about Lightroom. I have a monthly subscription and I'm using it on a desktop which is 18 months old and used almost exclusively for editing. I have done all the windows updates/ LR updates, checked space etc - everything I can find online to try and speed things up to no avail. Exporting each image takes a couple of minutes and I can't do much of anything while that is happening. Id i'm using radial filters or seemingly especially the clone/heal tool it takes ages to make adjustments and catch up. Its painful. Any advice would be most gratefully appreciated. Emma :(
 

missewills

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Thanks - have copied the info. I'm afraid I'm not that tech savvy. I'm using raws.

Lightroom Classic version: 8.4 [ 201908011719-03751b60 ]
License: Creative Cloud
Language setting: en
Operating system: Windows 10 - Home Premium Edition
Version: 10.0.17134
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 2.6 GHz
Built-in memory: 7628.3 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 7628.3 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 2312.8 MB (30.3%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 3735.4 MB
GDI objects count: 848
USER objects count: 3829
Process handles count: 2942
Memory cache size: 230.0MB
Internal Camera Raw version: 11.4 [ 273 ]
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 3
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2
Camera Raw virtual memory: 2462MB / 3814MB (64%)
Camera Raw real memory: 2773MB / 7628MB (36%)
System DPI setting: 96 DPI
Desktop composition enabled: Yes
Displays: 1) 1920x1080
Input types: Multitouch: Yes, Integrated touch: Yes, Integrated pen: No, External touch: No, External pen: No, Keyboard: No

Graphics Processor Info:
DirectX: AMD Radeon R7 Graphics (23.20.768.0)



Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic
Library Path: C:\Users\Emma Williams\Pictures\Lightroom\Lightroom Catalog.lrcat
Settings Folder: C:\Users\Emma Williams\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom

Installed Plugins:
1) AdobeStock
2) Facebook
3) Flickr
4) Nikon Tether Plugin
 

Roelof Moorlag

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Sorry for all the questions but performance issues can have different causes.
Do you know how much free space that drive has?
Those performanceproblems, are they recent?

Bigger RAW files often causing performance issues on computers without problems before. Both camera's however are not very recent so that is not the issue here i think.

Little RAM is often the source for performance issues. 8 Gb RAM is considered as low for Lightroom Classic. Adobe does recomend 12 Gb but my advise is: as much as you can afford :). Extending RAM is considered as a relative simple task. Most people can do it themselves.

The biggest improvement of performance can be expected by adding a SSD for your Operating System. This is a more technical operation. Most people would call for help i think. A 250 or 500 Gb SSD is not that expensive ( < 100,-) and it would extend the live span of your computer drasticaly.
 
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When you notice LR is slow, I'd suggest jumping into TASK MANAGER and see what else is running. You will need to select all users to see everything. Filter by descending CPU use to see what is taking up resources. Also look at the performance tab to make sure all cores are being used.

Also, as someone else mentioned, check your free space and amount of disk fragmentation.

I have USB based monitor adapters that occasionally start using 30% of the CPU which is fixed with a hard reboot.
 

missewills

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When you notice LR is slow, I'd suggest jumping into TASK MANAGER and see what else is running. You will need to select all users to see everything. Filter by descending CPU use to see what is taking up resources. Also look at the performance tab to make sure all cores are being used.

Also, as someone else mentioned, check your free space and amount of disk fragmentation.

I have USB based monitor adapters that occasionally start using 30% of the CPU which is fixed with a hard reboot.
Thanks - so I have just stared a task manager and it shows 100% disk (in red) before it drops right down to under 10% in a minute or so. I don't reallt understand that. My computer has loads of space.
 

missewills

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Sorry for all the questions but performance issues can have different causes.
Do you know how much free space that drive has?
Those performanceproblems, are they recent?

Bigger RAW files often causing performance issues on computers without problems before. Both camera's however are not very recent so that is not the issue here i think.

Little RAM is often the source for performance issues. 8 Gb RAM is considered as low for Lightroom Classic. Adobe does recomend 12 Gb but my advise is: as much as you can afford :). Extending RAM is considered as a relative simple task. Most people can do it themselves.

The biggest improvement of performance can be expected by adding a SSD for your Operating System. This is a more technical operation. Most people would call for help i think. A 250 or 500 Gb SSD is not that expensive ( < 100,-) and it would extend the live span of your computer drasticaly.
Thank s- I have 479GB free. The performance problems seem much worse since I started the monthly subscription plan. I was using LR5 before that and I never experienced these problems, even on a really old laptop!
 

PhilBurton

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Thank s- I have 479GB free. The performance problems seem much worse since I started the monthly subscription plan. I was using LR5 before that and I never experienced these problems, even on a really old laptop!
I don't have any specific numbers, but but the current LR 8 definitely is larger and more processor-intensive than LR 5. That is normal progression for software. If you have a really old laptop, your system is probably outside the "target zone" for acceptable performance for the designers for LR 8.

Phil
 
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Thanks - so I have just stared a task manager and it shows 100% disk (in red) before it drops right down to under 10% in a minute or so. I don't reallt understand that. My computer has loads of space.

This is a hint but don't know what is causing it. Try rebooting and start just the Task manage and Lightroom. While watching the task manager ask lightroom to do some exports and watch your task manager. Figure out how to monitor disk and memory.

Maybe this will reveal some further information. It does sound like you have some sort of resource contention in your system that Lightroom is sensitive to.

-louie
 

GrahamP

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I saw a suggestion a few days ago of deleting Lightroom preferences so that it recreates itself. This seems to have been effective, there is now a noticeable more snappy feeling to it.

But I have a high end i9 Windows 10 computer with more RAM than you can shake a stick at, and a good modern, fully driver-updated NVidia graphics card with 6GB of vram, but it still performs better with GPU acceleration turned off - Adobe just cannot seem to get this right..
 

missewills

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I saw a suggestion a few days ago of deleting Lightroom preferences so that it recreates itself. This seems to have been effective, there is now a noticeable more snappy feeling to it.

But I have a high end i9 Windows 10 computer with more RAM than you can shake a stick at, and a good modern, fully driver-updated NVidia graphics card with 6GB of vram, but it still performs better with GPU acceleration turned off - Adobe just cannot seem to get this right..
Thank you I will try that!
 
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