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Community Beginner ,
Nov 21, 2019

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I am up to date with Lightroom Classic 9.0. I've always just lived with some painfully slow processing because I knew my files are big. I could import a shoot of 600 - 1,000 images, all shot in RAW. About 30 mb each. My Windows machine has 16GB of RAM, plenty of HD space, and 2.60GHz processor (Intel Core i7). It's not a wimp.

 

But when I start to view photos, Lightroom temporarily freezes (and my laptop's fan kicks on). When I try to click between menus, there's a freeze. Most things freeze. They unlock in a few seconds, but obv this is a giant pain in aggregate.

 

What am I missing here? I've read everything that Lightroom needs to be rebuilt, to little tweaks to make it faster, but nothing really works. 

 

Does anyone have a specific recommendation for my situation? I feel like there must be something I'm missing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am up to date with Lightroom Classic 9.0. I've always just lived with some painfully slow processing because I knew my files are big. I could import a shoot of 600 - 1,000 images, all shot in RAW. About 30 mb each. My Windows machine has 16GB of RAM, plenty of HD space, and 2.60GHz processor (Intel Core i7). It's not a wimp.

 

But when I start to view photos, Lightroom temporarily freezes (and my laptop's fan kicks on). When I try to click between menus, there's a freeze. Most things freeze. They unlock in a few seconds, but obv this is a giant pain in aggregate.

 

What am I missing here? I've read everything that Lightroom needs to be rebuilt, to little tweaks to make it faster, but nothing really works. 

 

Does anyone have a specific recommendation for my situation? I feel like there must be something I'm missing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEGEND ,
Nov 21, 2019

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I will split this up into a few seperate postings

 

1. As you are using a laptop. And as you appear to be having a cooling issue. Are you running Lightroom Classic soly on battery power? Or is the laptop plugged in?

 

PLEASE USE THE REPLY FROM THE TOP POST WHEN REPLYING TO POSTS.
Helps to show posts in date/time order, improves visibility (as not hidden in a reply to a reply), and is easier to use

 

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LEGEND ,
Nov 21, 2019

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3. Please post your system information as reported by Lightroom. In Lightroom, click on Help, then System Info, then Copy. Paste into a  reply.

 

 

opps, used wrong reply button, out of order, drat

 

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Nov 22, 2019

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Lightroom Classic version: 9.0 [ 201910151439-b660523e ]
License: Creative Cloud
Language setting: en
Operating system: Windows 10 - Home Premium Edition
Version: 10.0.17763
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 8
Processor speed: 2.5 GHz
Built-in memory: 16204.2 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 16204.2 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 438.1 MB (2.7%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 4427.6 MB
GDI objects count: 706
USER objects count: 2736
Process handles count: 1783
Memory cache size: 790.7MB
Internal Camera Raw version: 12.0 [ 321 ]
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 5
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Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2019

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The laptop is always plugged in.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 21, 2019

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2. What is your power settings? See tip 8 in: https://au.pcmag.com/windows-10-1/5180/11-tips-to-speed-up-windows-10

 

Do not use tip 8 when under battery power only on a laptop.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2019

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I was on HP Recommends. But just changed to High Performance.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 21, 2019

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4. Turn the laptop off, remove the batteries and inspect them. Looking for swearing as an indication of damaged or falling apart batteries.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2019

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The battery looks normal. Feels normal.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 21, 2019

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5. Catalog corruption?

 

Create a new catalog. Place it on your external hard drive (in case posting 6 is called for). open the new catalog. Does the laptop behave?

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2019

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I can try creating a new catalog. Makes sense.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 21, 2019

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6. Possible external device issues

 

Being as you have a laptop, and as such has its own screen, probably a touch pad, and keyboard, Disconnect all external devices. Mouse, keyboard, monitor, microphone, speaker, card reader, tablet, phone, external hard drive, etc (a desktops would of course require the mouse, keyboard, and monitor to be retained)

 

For this diagnostic, if you keep your catalog on ab external hard drive, use that new one on your internal drive.

 

Run Lightroom, does it now behave? If so, one at a time add devices back. Usual suspects are smart phones especially Android, Hard drives dying, occasional card reader (but often the &SB cord not the actual reader)

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2019

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I do need to use my mouse and wireless keyboard. (Because of the way my desk is set up.) But I can disconnect other things plugged in. Never knew that could be a factor.

 

I don't use an external hard drive for anything but archiving my RAW files. The catalogs live on my laptop's SSD hard drive. Do you recommend I use an external harddrive differently?

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