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| p.1 #5 · Turning off Lightroom 4 Modules, does it help with speed? |
Consensus seems to be that turning those modules off doesn't really turn them off, it just doesn't display the titles, and it doesn't seem to have much, if any, performance impact.
Adobe is indicating, however, that closing the filmstrip view MAY help with sluggishness with the Develop sliders.
Here is what the Sr. Development Manager for Lightroom posted about a day ago:
There are several entries in this thread I need to study in more depth, but I want to provide an update on where we're at with performance improvements. We tend to get myriad issues lumped into that category, so even if these aren't your issue, please bear with me. This is work in progress that has not been released yet.
1. Several Web gallery users noted that time to export a gallery had degraded. We've found & fixed that.
2. Time to move files via the Folder panel has been improved in cases where the catalog has a lot of Smart Collections based on folder criteria.
3. Some of the hitchiness of the sliders in Develop is due to the way we're updating other views (filmstrip, 2nd monitor). We're working on a couple different approaches to alleviate this, but we need a little more time to see if the more aggressive approach we want to take will work.
In the meantime, for those of you struggling with Develop:
- Most of the performance feedback we got on the 4.1 RC was positive, especially if you depend on a 2nd monitor. (The main drawback with that build involved the Flickr plug-in.)
- If sticky sliders are a problem, try closing the filmstrip in Develop.
- While this isn't a new issue, I'd recommend avoiding the option to "Automatically write changes into XMP" under Catalog Settings as it causes a lot of disk IO. The new metadata filter option for Metadata Status can help you identify which files have unsaved changes if you depend on that workflow.
- Heavily edited images will always be a challenge for us. If the history stack has gotten particularly long for an image, consider clearing it out. You can make snapshots first of particular stages you might want to go back to.
More to come as we digest more of this thread. I'd appreciate if we could keep the comments here to performance. Thanks for your input.
Here is a link to the performance feedback thread where this was posted: