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Lightroom update with performance improvements

DonS

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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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Hopefully it will speed up as it's been slower and slower in recent months.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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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I'm waiting for @tenchy to weigh in.
 

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I've still got PS2 and 4 on this machine. :)
Are you doing a day of volunteering in the Toronto Tech Museum again Roger?
 

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Sean wins the beer!
 

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Are you doing a day of volunteering in the Toronto Tech Museum again Roger?
Well if XP is not the norm, then I guess the museum it is then. ;)
 

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