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Lightroom Classic v11 Mac Slow and CPU extensive

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Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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Lightroom Classic v11 Mac Slow and CPU extensive, anyone have any recommendations on how to improve performance?

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LEGEND ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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Performance doing what?

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Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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What kind of Mac do you have, with how much memory? And is it a new Mac, or have you had it for a while?

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Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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iMac 2017 5k retina 27", quad core i7 @ 4.2ghz, 16gb DDR4 ram, with SSD drive.  Mostly happens when in the develope module, but really mosy of the time.  I did not even know my Mac had a cooling fan until after the v11 release, now it is blowing hard when running lightroom classic.

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iMac 2017 5k retina 27", quad core i7 @ 4.2ghz, 16gb DDR4 ram, with SSD drive.  Mostly happens when in the develope module, but really mosy of the time.  I did not even know my Mac had a cooling fan until after the v11 release, now it is blowing hard when running lightroom classic.


By @ExSierra

 

These are symptoms that the CPU is working very hard (causing fans to run) and can't keep up (lag). Potentially due to the 5K screen. First, please turn on the GPU acceleration (Preferences->Performance->Use Graphics Processor should be set to AUTO).

 

If that doesn't help, please try an experiment where you set the monitor resolution to 1920x1080 and use Lightroom Classic for a while (let's say 15 minutes). Does the problem get better/go away?

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Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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I have been using Lightroom (classic) since V1 all the way through this V11, and never had an issue.  I will look forward to a V11.1 to hopefully to resolve the issue.  Thanks for the recommendations!

 

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Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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Me too, something is very very wrong with Lightroom Classic v11.0 on my system (iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019, 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9, 64 GB RAM on macOS Monterey 12.0.1).

It takes about 40 seconds from launch until I see the first photo rendered in the Library module. Other things are super slow too, but that's where it starts.

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Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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Try the suggestions I mentioned above.

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