Very much looking forward to presenting my half day Imaging Workflow Workshops at Chester Zoo in September this year. I’m going through material for the presentation and I’m determined to fill the session with as much information and insight as possible.
As well as my session there is a half day session each with Sue Flood (photography) and Cindy Miller Hopkins who will guide you well on metadata amongst other things. The final half day sees us all together to review and help answer any outstanding questions. It will be a very worthwhile 2 days, we will pour out our knowledge with no compromise or commercial break.
Lightroom is too slow? don’t get me wrong, I do love Lightroom, I use it to ingest shoots, search for images, manage collections, bulk print and make the occasional web gallery, it really excels in lots of important areas. Where it falls down on is speed for editing and retouching, I will be showing work arounds and methods for faster and more accurate workflow using Bridge and Photoshop but in the meantime, here is a message I posted for Adobe:
Lightroom is getting a little long in the tooth, the mobile apps are a fun and sometimes a useful addition but we really need the main desktop program to be better.
Editing and retouching – even with pre built smart previews is achingly slow.
I have monitored processor, memory and disk usage during these tasks and found nothing on my fast i7 PC is stressed, the headroom in speed and bandwidth is simply unused – there must be something fundamentally askew with the code to be causing this latency.
Please use a tiny fraction of your newly expanded profits to employ someone who can write tight and fast code to get the job done, it would be appreciated.
Update: July 11th
Adobe have released a statement acknowledging problems and have promised a fix. Nice to see Adobe responding to its wider community, I hope a better product will be the result.