bfitzgerald wrote:LR 4.1 is a bit better than the 4.0 version which suffered from slowness esp moving between modules. It's not there yet though
I'm running a new build PC quad core 16Gb ram and it's not that fast. I've run LR on some boy racer computers too and it's still not really quick (quicker to export but it's just not optimal right now)
Maybe LR5 will use GPU acceleration, but I think the problems are not PC hardware but lack of optimal code from Adobe.
mikeriach wrote:Please have pity on me running it on an i3 laptop with 4gb ram
Adobe made major changes in the processing algorithms between Version 3.x and 4.x that provide visibly better results, especially with images that have exposure issues. However, these came with a price in terms of the necessary computation. One of the people involved with that development has written that the initial coding of PV2012 required about one minute of processing per megabyte of file size - which would be 20 minutes for a change to a typical A700 file - and that it took them months of work to get the speed to its current level.bfitzgerald wrote:Maybe LR5 will use GPU acceleration, but I think the problems are not PC hardware but lack of optimal code from Adobe.
bfitzgerald wrote:LR4 is a bit sloppy in non processor intensive tasks.
bakubo wrote:When I finally started using LR for real use and not just evaluation I had to make a decision about how to handle the fact that I had my photos in folders on both a USB 2.0 ehd and also a subset of them on my ihd. See earlier in this thread where I explained all of that. After posting on the Adobe LR forum asking for suggestions I finally decided to give up some performance in order to keep things simple. I only use the copies of the photos on my ehd and always import from there. It means that when I want to use LR I must have the ehd connected and it means that if I want to work on a photo LR must load it from the ehd. When I later upgrade my laptop it will have USB 3.0 ports and the ehd is a USB 3.0 ehd so when that happens I should get a pretty good speed upgrade when I load a photo. Another possibility is that the new laptop will have an ihd that is big enough to hold all my photos so that the catalog could point to them.
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