I've been really struggling with lightroom on my computer recently. I have Lightroom on my windows laptop, and everything I've read online about speeding it up is meant for Lightroom classic not Lightroom.
I've done everything I can. I have more space than necessary and more than all suggested minimum requirements but more and more lightroom is not functioning. It's just so damn slow. I thought that as Lightroom stores images in the cloud and not locally that it shouldn't slow it down, but does the cloud slow it down? And does anyone know is Lightroom Classic faster than Lightroom?
i really need some good solutions here cause it's driving me insane.
What is the exact name and version of the app you are posting about?
Please relocate the above posting to Lightroom Ecosystem (Cloud Based)
just to understand what you mean with "slow" is it slow on opening the photos from the cloud or is it slow when editing pictures?
When downloading it could be a slower internet connection. If its slow when you editing it also can be that there are several other processes on your computer like downloads, Streams, etc. that slows the Computer down. If you have more than enough Memory and a likely newer Computer with fast processor that should be nor problem. Hope that helps.
Hi! Thanks for getting back to me! It's slow with editing and exporting. I actually deleted everything but my adobe services on my laptop in the hope that that would help but it hasn't.
Did you enable local previews or store originals on disk?
To edit and export, depending on the resolution, LrD will need either the smartpreview or the original image. If they are not present, then they have to be downloaded on the fly.
For storing local previews, you have two options.
1. In the preferences, store a copy of all images locally.
2. Right click on a specific album and select store a copy locally.
In terms of performance while editing, LrD and LrC effectively the same. They are both using the same Adobe Camera Raw engine. I believe this also applie to exports, but not positive.