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Lightrom, what's happening???

Community Beginner ,
Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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I updated my LR to the latest version and tbh I am thinking about hanging the platform to edit photos. What did you do with the Lightroom? It's impossible to edit photos - it's SOOOOO SLOW that editing 1000 photos from the wedding takes ages. Can you fix it????

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Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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Did you leave Lightroom alone for a bit after updating? There's a load of additional models that get downloaded in the background. 

Sean McCormack. Author of 'Essential Development 3'. Magazine Writer. Former Official Fuji X-Photographer.

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Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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yes, I did

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Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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What version of Lightroom are you actually on? There are two main versions. One is called Lightroom Classic and is what people commonly refer to as just Lightroom. The other is called Lightroom Desktop and (contrary to the name) is cloud based. SO this always causes confusion as it really makes a huge difference in figuring out why things are slow.  The cloudy version stores all your images in the cloud and uploading images can take a long time. The Classic version can sometimes be slow because it is indexing all your images for faces for example.

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Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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It's Adobe Lightroom Classic, the newest version. It was sometimes slow but not as slow as it is at this moment - waiting a few seconds until one photo will upload and be ready to edit (before it's grainy and scrolling between to check which one to remove - the last culling. I am not that stupid to do the whole culling through LR Classic, I just do the final selection from time to time), sometimes it takes around one minute to go to the next photo. 

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Nov 23, 2023 Nov 23, 2023

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One minute? That is really extreme. What kind of internal hard disk do you have and how much free space do you have on that? You need a good amount of available space on the internal SSD. Classic should be more than fast enough to do initial culling on it just fine but you don't want to cull in the develop module. Fastest way to cull is to import using embedded previews (make sure "replace embedded previews with standard previews during idle time" is turned off in preferences->General) in Library without touching develop. You'll be able to zoom 1:1 super fast there because of the embedded previews and it won't try to generate a new preview.

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I Use iMac M1 which I bought I think 2 years ago. I have enough space as two weeks ago I was cleaning almost everything from it to make LR work quicker. I use Clean MyMac every day (sometimes a few times per day) to clean it. I use Narrative Select for culling. LR only when I edit and have a few similar - it's much easier for me to see a few photos in the library standing next to each other. Scrolling between photos to cull is much quicker in Library than in Desktop (there was a time when in desktop was pretty quick).

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