Luminar 3 so slow

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    Aamir M

    I am also facing the problem of slow performance on Windows 10.

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    Ed Dumas

    @steve Homer,I feel for you,  fortunately I got 2018 a yr ago for 50 bucks (about all its worth) I would be pissed if spent cash for ver3 and way it works now

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    Jan Morgils

    So far Luninar 2018- is brilliant for editing. The Lunimar 3 - I don't know.

    The iniitail launching of Luninar 3 is now taking more than 10 minutes. (Well, after it indexed more than 250.000 pictures.... Could you make an option to check for new pictures in the rigtht click menu on a catalog? Maybe it don't have to syncronize every time the Luminar program is loading. Allthoug your ambition it to mirror the harddrive catalouges is a finew ambition, bit for the 'price' I think not.

    I wait for a solution. In the meanwhile, I am using the Luninar 2018

    Regards Jan M.

    Denmark

     

     

     

     

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    Jason Klein

    This is the one major issue preventing me from doing more with Luminar 3. I am using machines with relatively fast and up-to-date i7 processors and at least 16 GB of RAM. In the case of the Desktop, there is a spinning disk, which slows things down, but comparing it to other similar photo editing software, it is still really slow even on similar hardware. On arguably faster hardware using an SSD, it is still extremely slow when applying filters and particularly when exporting.

     

    In addition to need to speed up all of these processes, a similar feature request that will give end-users the feeling of a speed improvement is to allow the Export to take place in the background. This would allow one to start editing the next photo while another is being exported.

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    Roger Borg

    Angela, what do you mean to"meant to target these issiues" ? I import one! Picture att the time! And export one att the time even if they are simular, and use a very few layers. Its the only way. Are you going to solve this problem and make it better than earler versions!?Rule nr 1 is to make the new better, faster and bugg free👍😉good luck.i like it .but its useless in real world photo😓

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    Dave Boettcher

    Failed update.

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    James Thomson

    Installed update without the Database Opening Failed error. Good.

    Modified the location of my pictures to a 3.3 Gb subfolder (within the Pictures folder) containg five sub-sub folders within it and over 45 minutes later nothing appears to have happened. Just sitting there, there's no 'Next' button or hourglas-type display so I'm not sure if anything is happening. How long should it take?

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    Bryan Drum

    Loads slowly and looks have disappeared. I wished this product would work out, but so far, it’s not so good. I’ll try again on the next update.

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    Sjoerd Woudstra

    Luminar 3 is incredibly slow on my (very fast) pc. What a shame. It is completely unusable at the moment. I have returned to Lumninar 2018, which is the (far) better version. I have also noted that the lens correction produces major noise, which is not the case with Luminar 2018. I hope Skylum comes with a quick fix.

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    Hans Smits

    Sorry Chaps,, I have really tried my best with Luminar. In 2018 I got a refund on the basis of no asset management system but fell into the trap of per-ordering the Luminar 3 based on fancy promotion showing super fast system only to find now that even my brand new Think Pad looks about 10 years old trying to run this Luminar 3..  Even my 3 year Lightroom  6 is quicker simpler and better than Luminar.. Very disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    John Lam

    The Luminar 3 is also completely unusable after I load the catalog


    Lightroom Catalog is crap enough but at lease is still usable (that the reason I don't use it even I have a license on this)

    on this Luminar, it tooks me 5 hours just to start up the program, and any preview and edit just don't work

    and my PC is spec is not anything slow at all
    i9 PC with 64gb ram with NVMe SSD and the NAS is link with a directly 10Gbe network

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    Henry

    It took an hour to export 9 images. That's ridiculous. So disappointed.

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    Tina Fraser

    Luminar was recommended by a friend. Unfortunately, I went straight into purchasing Luminar 3, which keeps stalling after about 5 minutes of use.

     

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    Angela Andrieux

    We released a patch on December 29, 2018. If you haven't already, please install it. You can find more information and download links here.

    You can also visit the News & Updates section of the forum to read the Luminar 3 Update From Support.

    If you’ve encountered a problem not listed please file a support ticket at https://www.skylum.com/support. Thanks in advance!

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    Sjoerd Woudstra

    The link to the patch in the newsitem above ( .... download links here ) doesn't work.

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    Angela Andrieux

    Hi Sjoerd,

    My apologies for the broken link! Please try this one

    https://community.skylum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360036043011-Luminar-3-0-1-is-here

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    Kevin Myers

    I'm just using for one day on a new I7 fairly fast PC and your catalog is to slow. 

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    Joseph Morelli

    With update, catalog is just too slow to be used efficiently. Will only be using the editing portion for adjustments and will continue to use Lightroom for my catalog.

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    andy gray

    Love the filters for tweaks, sadly catalogue is not there yet...well not to fully commit too.

    So will use for tweaks in conjunction with dxolabs2 as main software.

    Come on skylum....get it tigether

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    Reehan Hoossein

    Just bought Luminar 3 yesterday. And it is very slow, its a shame. I have a HP desktop i5 2.5Ghz processor with 12GB ram.  I like the program but whats the use if its slow to work in real time, upload and export all slow.  I trust that engineers can provide an update to rectify this issue.

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    Jon Cowdock

    Ken Waller's experience mirrors mine, although I'm on a fast PC running Windows 10 pro.  I even upgraded some hardware so that all software and my storage for images until I've finished all editing is on SSD.  This has significantly speeded up my photoshop but had no discernible effect on Luminar - each image still takes too long to load and save if the product is used just as an editor, and if used as a catalogue tool seems to lead to complete gridlock.

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    Reehan Hoossein

    it takes 3 minutes to export 1 image of 36mp. erase mode takes 5 minutes to upload. junk. lost my money. bought it for Sony A7iii files. better to covert to dng and work in lightroom.

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    Reehan Hoossein

    is there any moneyback possibility?

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    Dmytro B.

    Hi Reehan, yes. Please contact our support team at support@skylum.com

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    Urs Stettler

    same here. I just installed Luminar 3 after I had been convinced this is the good stuff.

    Having watched the videos, I feel, perhaps something with my install is wrong? The videos show a fluent workflow. My working with Luminar 3 is anything but fluent:

    - I press Add Filter and have to wait 4 seconds until the filter catalog appears.

    - I click on a filter (to be added). Now I have to wait 10 (TEN) seconds until the filter appears in the right pane.

    This is absolutely useless this way. Can't work with it. What to do?

     

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    Reehan Hoossein

    Why there are more features in Mac version and not in Windows version?  And when is there going to be update on fast working version?

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    Reehan Hoossein

    is there any sidecar file where luminar writes changes? like xmp in lightroom.  I post process plenty of images at my own pace in a few days and need to remove / add HDD.  Luminar expects us to save 200 or 300 files each separately every time? to edit later?

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    Mario Kober

    So nothing new? Why can something like this happen? I think you tested the product on different systems with different configurations. But this does not work an a new macbook, fast cpu, fast ssd, only a few images. This is so unprofessional. Can we really hope, this will be solved in the next 2 or 3 month? To me it looks like some serious concept problems in your code.

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    Alan Beeler

    I installed the free (to paid users) Luminar Flex and am quite satisfied. I mostly use it as a plug-in with LR6 but it stands alone as well. If you don't absolutely require Luminar itself to have a functioning catalog, install Flex. It may not be exactly what I thought I was buying but I recovered usability and now have access to most the Luminar 3 tools (which for me is the primary reason to buy Luminar 3).

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    Sjoerd Woudstra

    I have the same experience as Alan Beeler. Luminar Flex is fast and performs as Luminar 3 should have worked. I don't need the functionality of catalogs. Lightroom does that for me and use Flex as plugin. If necessary I always can switch to the standalone version. Finally a thumbs up for Skylum.

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