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    • Performance issues are the complaints you hear most often about Lightroom. Over the years some engineers have attributed the cause to the programming language Lua that the Lightroom team inexplicably chose.

      The problem is probably magnified by the fact that Lightroom users tend to process large batches of photos. I'm curious if that is the case with you? Photoshop is usually used to do a lot on one file.

      When I see open letters like this one about Lightroom performance I naturally guess it is from a wedding photographer or some such.

    • Yup there's a ton of photos especially when I'm dealing with performances that have a ton of movement. So the first part of my workflow is pick the preset, click import, and then go leave the computer for a long while.

      They have improved it somewhat over the years but the big strides are in other areas. The other main issue was the Develop module could get choked up if you edited too many photos in one sitting and would have to reboot. That's done with. Things slowed down a bit in LR 5 or 6 IIRC but being able to edit smart previews really helped that is key for larger files/slower systems like my last laptop's i7-2670qm.

      I just hope they can find a way to utilize the GPU to help with imports because right now my laptop has a GTX 1050 Ti which is no slouch and the workstation has a GTX 1080.

    • FWIW...I just got a new box and FINALLY conceded to Lord Adobe and now doing the CC subscription model....Noticeable improvement in LR Classic versus LR 6.0 on my Win7 machine. Even then I create a catalog of images from mixed cameras to include maybe 100's of my Sony 7RII 125mb raw files, I actually have had no problems.

      Like DD, I also end up with comps in PS that are easily 1.5TB and I have not really had any lag or crashing with the new box.

      BUT, AfterFX is and will also be 1000 years too slow to render. hahahaha

    • I have a license for each of these products....I think it was $25ea. Pretty robust program but they don't offer a DAM (digital asset manager) and so it was impossible to get emotionally and creatively engaged. I was a heavy Adobe Bridge user for many years and accused LR users as Instagram Yuppies...LOL But, now, because I have a gillion presets in LR and meta templates and custom watermarks, once again, I am attached at the hip to Adobe.

    • Those presets and knowing the system are what are keeping me with Lightroom. It kinda sucks that I have to wait a bit for the initial processing/preview generation but it's not enough to get me to switch since it's rare that I need to turn around something right then and there.

      And if I did a common solution is to get an additional program just to cull and then load the final selections into Lightroom. Hopefully that band aid won't be needed forever since Adobe has been slowly improving its performance.