LR 5.7 slowing to a crawl on MacOS Monterey (12.0)

New Here ,
Jan 25, 2022 Jan 25, 2022

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Hi there, 

I have been having performance problems since i moved to this new Mac, however when searching through forums and support pages all reported issues relate specifically to image processing. This is different, I click-and-wait on pretty much *any* action, from flipping through thumbnails to moving from Library to Develop, to actual image processing commands

 

my specs:

LR 5.7, running on MacOS Monterey(12.0), MacBookPro, M1 Pro GPU 16 cores, 16GB RAM, 300GB free on SSD storage.

 

All tips i have found involve disabling HW acceleration but I don't think this is the issue, besides on my LR 5.7 there is no such option in the prefs (in fact there is no Performance tab at all??)

 

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any suggestion greatly appreciated, thank you

-Paolo

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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Lightroom 5.7 is an ancient version of what is now called Lightroom Classic. If you keep upgrading your version of MacOS and at the same time continue to use this ancient software, then sooner or later it won't run just slower, but won't run at all.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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New Here ,
Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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thanks!  much appreciated

ok fine, let me crawl out of my cave  🙂 to ask if I need a brand new license to move to LR CC or perhaps I can carry over from my current LR license?  probably a question for the sales team though

 

--Paolo

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LEGEND ,
Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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Lightroom Classic (which should not be called Lightroom CC) is a subscription only software. Your current Lightroom 5 license does not  carry over to Lightroom Classic.

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Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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The only thing that will "carry over" is that your catalog will upgrade so that it will enable you to continue working with all of your work in Lightroom Classic. But to use Lightroom Classic it will be necessary to subscribe because there are no one time purchase options for Lightroom anymore.

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Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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my specs:

LR 5.7, running on MacOS Monterey(12.0), MacBookPro, M1 Pro GPU 16 cores, 16GB RAM, 300GB free on SSD storage.

 

 

Bold text above is one of the more significant reasons for your performance issue. Lightroom 5.7x can only run in emulation mode (i.e. Rosetta 2).

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