This is not an exaggeration, it is a data informed fact. Details? Sure... After months of frustration with Luminar I gave Lightroom's free trial a spin. I was shocked at how quickly my RAW files were exported to JPEG. So I set up a test and exported 70 unedited RAW files in Luminar and the same 70 unedited files in Lightroom.
Luminar took 14 minutes 44 seconds. Lightroom took 33 seconds. You have to see it to believe it. My jaw hit the floor.
Your results may vary; however, on my 10 year old laptop Luminar was 14 times slower and on my wife's 5 year old iMac it was 19 times slower.
Over the past 10 days or so, I attempted to lay out my concerns in the Skylum Windows Forum. Skylum has made it clear in their response (and lack of response) that performance enhancement is not a priority.
It would be one thing if AI was a priority over performance if baseline performance was acceptable.
BUT IT'S 27 TIMES SLOWER THAN THE COMPETITION.
Never mind how long it takes to export. That, after all, is snack time or beer time. Lets talk about what we can't quantify: The time lost while switching from photo to photo while editing. Lets talk about the quality of our end product that is significantly affected by our ability to preview and sort through hundreds of photos efficiently.
If you would like to see technical details, please see my other post with system performance snapshots and references. Long story short, Luminar uses 2010 software architecture that utilizes one (maybe two) of your CPU's threads. Think of a thread as a single data stream of information or work. Modern computers have 8 or more threads. Computers built in 2019-2020 have 16, 24, or more in some extreme cases.
1. Speak to us in technical terms.
2. Explain why you are 27 times slower than Lightroom and why you feel like this is OK.
3. Tell us when you are going to fix it.
I can not afford to lose any more pictures or waste any more of my time.
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