Adobe Lightroom 5 on Mac suddenly is running very slowly
Posted on 2014-01-21
Very often, when I open a photo, it takes quite a while for the image to be rendered, and I see the message "Loading" as I wait. This is especially annoying when someone is at the computer wanting to see my work.
What should I look for that could be causing this slowdown?
When I have this slowdown problem I turn off nearly all of my other programs.
Thanks so much!
Here are my specs:
Lightroom Version 5.3
iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7
16 GB Memory
Mac OS X 10.7.5
Lightoom files and catalog are on a Promise Technology Firewire 800 RAID DS6400
4 - 1 TB drives
I have run the control software for the raid, and it shows normal activity - no rebuilding is happening.
I DO have several other FW 800 hard drives attached to the chain
I have a few USB devices, with 2 USB hubs.
I ran a software program, MainMenu Pro, which cleared all the caches, repaired permissions, and performed a whole series of maintenance tasks.
I have 325,000. photos in LR even though that is a lot of photos LR's performance is usually quite good.
My catalog size is 3.72 GB