January 26th, 2017
The complaints about Adobe Lightroom get a little louder. I’ve been feeling this pain, too – are the folks here experiencing the same slowness? See this article.
I have 2 – SSD’s and 64 gb of ram on an I7 with an iNvidia 1070 video card – pretty close to top of the line for everything. It takes easily two minutes per photo for light edits and applying presets. I thought there was a problem with my old computer with just one SSD and 16 gb of ram because LR had slowed down so badly, so I built the new one; only to be quickly disappointed with LR performance.
Slowness is relative. My experience with Lightroom is that it hasn’t slowed down with the updates over the last few years. Is it smoking fast? Not really! About 4 years ago I just decided to run it on the fastest hardware available: 16 or 32 GB of RAM, SSD drives and the fastest I7 I can get my hands on every couple of years. I just don’t expect blazing speed out of it since it’s never been fast. But on the other hand, I don’t see it being any slower than it’s ever been.
What are others experiences?