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Lightroom update with performance improvements

DonS

Stuck in Toronto
Moderator
This seems to be a performance improvement update. It now supports GPU assisted editing in the Develop Module.

Also new:
  • The option to export a file as a PNG using either Lightroom Classic or ACR
  • “Significant improvements … to the Library module while browsing folders” should speed up Lightroom Classic even more.
  • The ability to add color labels to collections
  • The ability to batch merge images to create HDR, Panoramas, and HDR Panoramas
EDIT:

Lightroom Classic
As part of our on-going effort to improve speed and performance in Lightroom Classic, significant improvements were made to the Library module while browsing folders.

Missed the above.


https://theblog.adobe.com/august-photography-releases/ (not up at the time I posted but should come back)
 
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johnnypanic

Well-Known Member
I'm hopeful, that this improvement, will actually be worth it. I think, many people are at the point (especially with LR), that if significant improvements in usability are not made, they'll be jumping ship.
 

SeanNeedham

Ol' Sparky
Honorary Life Member
Just updated mine after finally sitting down and watching the logs so I could see where the dreaded 44 error was kicking in. Seems a lot better than what I'd got previous but at the same time it doesn't seem to be masses better; but I've not hit it with any big batches yet, that'll be the weekend.
 

DonS

Stuck in Toronto
Moderator
I'm hopeful, that this improvement, will actually be worth it. I think, many people are at the point (especially with LR), that if significant improvements in usability are not made, they'll be jumping ship.
I think they are and that is why this is happening, finally. I installed this morning but did not have a chance to test. I will test tonight if I have time.
 

SeanNeedham

Ol' Sparky
Honorary Life Member
Ah, there's something new... Under the GPU settings in preferences there are a few more settings to be able to scale GPU performance on supported cards and now there's an option for image processing (Process V5 and above) on the GPU. I don't know if that makes a difference but it's sure an excuse to buy a Vega!
 

DonS

Stuck in Toronto
Moderator
Ah, there's something new... Under the GPU settings in preferences there are a few more settings to be able to scale GPU performance on supported cards and now there's an option for image processing (Process V5 and above) on the GPU. I don't know if that makes a difference but it's sure an excuse to buy a Vega!
It makes sense to use come GPU power to help along the development module.
 

SeanNeedham

Ol' Sparky
Honorary Life Member
It makes sense to use come GPU power to help along the development module.
Just been playing around on it with the 580 and it does seem to be a little bit quicker on a few things; and with the GPU fully kicked in, it seems to be a bit quicker exporting an edited TIFF with a lot of spot removal, transform, clarity and dehaze thrown on to it for good measure. It could be my imagination that things are a bit quicker, but today was the first time since I built this rig that I've actually heard the GPU fans spool apart from that little pause at boot.
 
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