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Lightroom 5.7 running very slow on files that I used the brush tool extensively.

John Cicchine

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I am running LR 5.7 on a 2014 15 inch MacBook Pro. OS Yosemite, 16 GB of Ram, 2.6 GHz. inTel Core i7 Processor. I plan to finally upgrade my OS and LR in a few months. I noticed during the last several days if I do local enhancements with the brush tool like I recently highlighted then enhanced the ceiling of a Cathedral I noticed that if I want to enlarge the photo or zoom in to it it takes several minutes. I estimate about 5 minutes. Then as time goes by like a few days it still takes about a half a minute but I feel that is too long. Also the most recent photos I worked on when I tried to export them to OnOne as a plug in to enhance what I was not able to do in LR even after 10 minutes the file will not go. This is only on files that I used the brush too to enhance quite a bit. Not for small enhancements. They too are a little slow but not very slow. My photos are stored on a 4 TB G Tech HD that has in it 3.55 TB of data on it and my Catalog in on another seperate HD. A G Tech 4 TB HD with a total amount of data of about 675 GB on it. I have read that as a HD approaches maximum capacity it slows down and can slow down LR. Could that be the reason? I am also now in the process of moving the Folder to the HD that has the Catalog on it because it has more space on it to see if it makes a difference. I would appreciate any help. Thank You very much. John
 

LRList001

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LR is not a very good editor when it comes to local adjustments. If you need performance, use a layers editor such as PS.
 

John Cicchine

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Thank You very much for your advice. As long as I now know that there is nothing wrong with my computer or HD's I feel better.
 

I-See-Light

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