I’m testing out Lightroom this week (currently still using Aperture) and I can’t get over how slow the Library module in Lr feels for quickly paging through photos. I’m using a 2015 15” MBP with a dedicated GPU (i.e. the high-end version). My workflow process involves doing passes with star ratings (in other words, going through a first time and giving one star for acceptable, then going through again and promoting to two for good, and so on) so I need to be able to go through photos fast, particularly for that first pass. Aperture never has any problems with rendering photos at 2-3 frames per second, but Lr absolutely chokes on this, skipping photos and constantly displaying the “Loading” message. Anyone else have a similar problem going quickly though images in Lr? Is there some kind of quick-preview mode that I’m not seeing? This is a deal breaker for me, and I really don’t know what I’m going to do if I can’t speed it up.
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