I recently purchased a Mac Studio M1 Ultra with 64GB RAM, 2TB internal drive, and plenty of very flast external TB4 drives. I'm using the latest version of LRC and Ventura. While I definitely appreciate the AI features, the performance in my day to day tasks is quite underwhelming: importing, exporting, and pasting develop settings across ranges of images.
I am working on 45 and 100MP RAW files so I know they are big, but I rarely see much multicore usage so it doesn't seem LRC is really using the processors and cores of my machine efficiently. While I'd love the speed of these tasks to be much faster, if that is especially hard to optimize for, perhaps there can be some way to partition LRC's usage of my CPUs so I can work more responsively in parallel. Right now, if I perform a batch export on a range of files, I can't even resume editing on other images while the export is taking place. The same for importing to a pre-existing catalog: I have to wait unil the import is finished and it has moved on to building the previews before I can resume editing any images. It's absurd that I have to wait so long to do more editing. Sometimes I can select an image and open the Develop module, but the responsiveness is almost useless. I want to always be able to Develop images with little lag. Just so frustrating to have to wait for minutes because there is no reliable feedback from the UI. Makes me wish I could open two instances of LRC on the same catalog: one for developing, the other for batching imports and exports.
Adobe, is there some way you can make LRC more multitask responsive so Pros like me can always be working, rather than waiting?