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Add detailed progress and guaranteed working cancel to Optimize, LR C

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Oct 30, 2023 Oct 30, 2023

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I sometimes have catalog "optimize" that runs for hours until I attempt to cancel it, then when it hasn't canceled after minutes, I wind up killing LR.

 

I really think there should be something more for users than an indefinite duration "progress, or progress?" bar to look at.

 

Some ▶ the user could click to obtain more information, for example, what phase of optimization? How long has it been running? How much of this phase has been completed? If it's been running for an hour, is that expected? Has it ground to a halt? Can I stop it while it's half done, with some improvement?

 

Second, cancel ought to work, always, and it ought to take just a few seconds at most.

 

The only reason that Lightroom users continue to use LR is that SQLite is utterly, absolutely, completely rock solid, as in, literally the most rock solid library in all of existence. If SQLite didn't tolerate almost infinite amounts of abuse, then after one or two crashes or power interruptions or lock ups, and consequent loss or corruption of enormous amonts of metadata, LR customers would be using different software.

 

Adobe, please stop leaning on SQLite to take care of the cases where broken "cleanup," "optimize," etc. doesn't work and the customer just kills and restarts the application. Fix the optimize and repair routines so that they do actually work reliably and predictably.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 30, 2023 Oct 30, 2023

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I sometimes have catalog "optimize" that runs for hours
  • First impression, is The catalog may be, or may be getting corrupt?
  • Second thought, is just how large is your catalog?  Both in hard drive space, and in number of photos (thereby indicating number of records in the database)

 

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Oct 30, 2023 Oct 30, 2023

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SQLite vacuum takes a few minutes at most. If "optimize" fails in LR I just do it with an SQLite browser, which works fine.

The latest catalog I've had trouble with is about 250k photos. Nothing huge. This isn't 2010 any more.

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LEGEND ,
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Does any software provide such guarantees that a click will work? I mean, if the software crashes, clicking isn't going to work in any software.

 

Does any software really show how much of a task is completed descriptively if the user clicks?

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Oct 30, 2023 Oct 30, 2023

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The applications that show progress show how much progress has been completed. Like, file copying. Downloading. Etc. Lightroom Classic shows progress for most tasks, just not for "optimize."

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Hmm, just tested Optimize, and I noticed a progress bar.

 

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It has an "indefinite" progress bar that indicates that progress is (allegedly) being made, but gives no indication of what the amount of progress is nor how much remains. Basically it's the Enterprise computer saying "working."

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