Luminar 3 so slow

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    Moritz Wellner

    @Mario: Yeah! I would love to use Luminar because they can do UI Design! It is the prettiest software of the bunch of alternatives to Lightroom and C1 but sadly also the slowest by a huge margin...

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    Mario Kober

    Agree absolutely. But if they take their jobs serious, they read all this, they know that the problem exists and they need to completely rewrite this stuff. I think this can be done seperated from the UI and editing development - that is why I still think it might happen. No company can exist forever with so many unhappy customers.

     

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    Moritz Wellner

    I really hope so.

    Sadly I hoped for serious improvement for a long time on this one...

     

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    Philippe Loret

    Because of this slowness, I gave up and I bought dxo photolab for one year. Now I use luminar rarely.

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    Jon Cowdock

    I wholeheartedly agree with Moritz Wellner. "skip on all the fancy AI stuff, concentrate on building a fast experience and give Luminar 5 to 3 and 4 users as a free update. That might help restore your userbase..."

    Too late for me though - I am sick of both the slowness and - worse - instability.  I can't remember the last editing session I did without a crash or freeze once I've got a few layers of selective editing on the go.  I just need to decide now whether to go DxO Photolab 3 or Affinity 1.6.

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    Jason Klein

    Just chiming in here that I, too, have given up on Luminar 3 months ago and have no interest in purchasing Luminar 4. I really don't want a piece of software to make photos for me. I just want one that will allow me to make effective minor changes quickly and serve as a storage and access database for my photos. I was hopeful about Luminar.

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    Hans Smits

    Jason above is absolutely correct.. We don't want someone to make versions of our photos for us, that is what we are trying to do with your software in a fast efficient and easy way.. Please stop making add-ons. Give us a clean looking interface with functions that work. Or another way of putting it,, Lightroom without the subscription.. I have had Luminar 2 and 3 but have not been able to use them so am not going to pay for another lottery ticket..

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    Roy Norton

    @Jon Cowdock,

    Affinity Photo has seen a few updates in the last few months, the current version is 1.7.3.481, it's being quickly developed is and very well supported by the team using various forms of media for both bug fixes and learning.  I can highly reccomend Affinity for the price, not to mention the flexibility for passthrough workflow's when using both Designer and Publisher. Simply grab a trial and try it for yourself before committing hard earned cash.

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    Mario Kober

    Yes with Publisher it has a great workflow but Affinity Photo is not a real alternative for Luminar. Luminar is more like Lightroom and Affinity Photo is like Photoshop.

    Developing pictures in Affinity Photo is not very intuitive - you can do it but it´s not fun because it is not made to do that.

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    Philippe Loret

    It is too slow, thumbnails take too long to display. Very disappointed ! Each time I restart Luminar the thumbnails are displayed one by one ... 15 seconds for 30 thumbnails. No fluidity. Picasa was a rocket compare to it, Darktable is faster.

    If I use it through the network it becomes unusable.

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    Thysje Arthur

    Waiting, waiting, waiting... It's so slow to load. And it's soooo slow to show thumbnails on a large library. I thought it was supposed to fast? Hopefully there will be some improvements soon? 

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    Austin Lippert

    I have noticed this slowness as well. Loading the library and editing photos are both too slow/resource intensive to be useful. This is far different from my overall great experience with Luminar 2018. I am looking forward to a patch.

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    Paul Pronze

    Luminar 3 is evidently not yet ready for prime time.  The drive on my new high end computer just grinds and groans as it tries to load.  I've gone back to Luminar 2018 which I love. Will be waiting for a statement from Skylum on what the time frame will be to have this fixed.

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    Tufan Zengil

    I echo everyone's comments.  Luminar 3 is too slow.  Please provide an update patch soon.  The software is not usable.  

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    Jon Cowdock

    Oh Skylum what are you doing??  You can't launch software that hasn't been tested thoroughly in real world situations.  Luminar 3 is completely unuseable on my mid-hi spec Windows 10 PC.  Whole evening wasted waiting for catalogue to load.  Serious photographers have BIG catalogues and this product clearly can't handle them.  It is way, way, way too slow.  Back to the brilliant Luminar 2018 for me.... 

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    Thysje Arthur

    I'm glad I didn't try and access ALL my library of more than 100,000 images - raw files, tiffs, psds, jpgs and all...

    I tried it on a small folder of about 3,000 images, and left it. It took half an hour and then didn't display all of the thumbs... and it's not as though I don't have a grunty machine or not enough ram. Back to using L 2018 for the fun edits only. 

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    Ed Dumas

    Good to hear Angela.

    @ thysje I am surprised at half hour to load 3000 images, I have 6000 and most are RAW files, then jpgs My 5-6yr old desktop is I7, 12 gig mem, 2gig NVIDIA graphic card, nothing new. Still loaded my catalog in maybe7-10 minutes

    I agree that any LARGE catalog dont stand a chance

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    Dave Boettcher

    Angela
    I was told there would be an update by end of December. It the update going to happen?

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    Thysje Arthur

    @Ed Dumas me too. It didn't take that long on my laptop. But for some reason Luminar 3 seemed 'stuck', so I just left it.  The next time I accessed that folder it definitely went better. Still not as it should though. 

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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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