LR4 Web Module = SLOW. Help make it faster.

Following the launch of Lightroom 4, many issues of varying severity are quickly coming to light as more and more photographers come aboard. To be clear, we're talking about issues with Lightroom 4, not with TTG plugins on Lightroom 4.

Adobe is tracking some of the higher severity issues, and asking for feedback. Tom Hogarty posted about Lightroom 4 Hot Issues on the Lightroom Journal blog, and there provides several locations where you can report issues or join discussions in progress. It's worth a look if only to see what's on their to-do list for updates.

One item that we users of the Web module should consider a "Hot Issue" is severe slowdown of the Web module in Lightroom 4. Reports are pouring in of Web exports taking significantly longer to complete than they did in Lightroom 3. One user testing a 451 image export using the Lightroom HTML Gallery says his export took 20 minutes to complete under Lightroom 3.6; that same export took 87.5 minutes under Lightroom 4. That's crazy.

If you'd like to get in on the discussion and/or to post your own findings and feedback, you'll find the conversation ongoing on Adobe's feedback forum.

As you might imagine, we'd love to see the Web module sped up in subsequent LR4 updates, and the more voices we get behind this issue, the more likely that is to happen. This is an issue that affects not only TTG users, but all users of the Web module.


5 Responses to “LR4 Web Module = SLOW. Help make it faster.”

  1. Mark says:

    I’m always in the front of the line for new software releases, knowing there will be bugs, knowing there will be differences. That is part of the fun. But LR4 has presented some different issues. Most new software releases can be put into the workflow pretty much immediately while I chew on the learning curve. But this new beast, LR4, can’t be used for serious work just yet. Complaints seem to be pouring in so it’s not just me. LR4 crashes, locks up, won’t save print templates, whole chunks of Matt’s web engine sections just disappear, restart LR and they magically reappear, the develop module grinds to a halt, dual monitors seem to cripple it. Sadly, I’m going back to LR3.6 for serious work. I’m still going to play with LR4 like crazy, but right now it’s too undependable. Just my opinion, of course, but I’m eagerly awaiting LR 4.1.

    · March 15, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

  2. Rod Barbee says:

    Good news if you’ve been following the thread on the adobe forums, the folks at Adobe have been able to reproduced the problem and “have a bug logged internally to fix this in an update.”

    · March 20, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    • Matt says:

      Woo-hoo! That’s the best news I’ve heard all week, and good news is welcome news. So far it’s been a shit week.

      · March 20, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

      • Rod Barbee says:

        Matt, it’s only Tuesday…….
        but it is the first day of Spring. If that helps.

        · March 20, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

  3. Rod Barbee says:

    I’ve downloaded and installed the LR 4.1 RC and sad to say, the bug fixes haven’t addressed the slow image processing in the web module. Boo. And hiss.

    · April 5, 2012 @ 11:47 am

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