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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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I think you should use Photo shop instead of Light room. If you are having problem with noise reduction then Light room would be the best option.
 

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Hi Mariah. Thank You very much for your advice. I hear from others too that Photoshop would be faster but I must tell you for me the learning curve for Photoshop is very very steep and I am having great difficulty grasping it. What works best for me is Lightroom with Plug Ins. Hopefully one day I will have a better understanding of Photoshop and in the meantime I will just try my best in dealing with this in Lightroom. Thanks again for your help.
 
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John, you are not alone! After several attempts, I have given up on Photoshop. Lightroom is now so good (admittedly I'm on the subscription version) that I need less and less to go to a pixel editor
 

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John, you are not alone! After several attempts, I have given up on Photoshop. Lightroom is now so good (admittedly I'm on the subscription version) that I need less and less to go to a pixel editor

Thank You very much for sharing your thoughts. Lightroom and plugins is what works best for me my friend. I also heard somewhere that the best Photoshop Pros know up to about 40% of Photoshop. And the rest only know what they need to know. Thanks again for sharing.
 
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