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Alex64 Avatar
2 Apr 2021 4:26PM
I have been using Lightroom for a number of years but over the last few months I have been having problems, my photography is Landscape based, and I was able to stitch photographs together quite easily, however now it takes ages, and Lightroom just stops..or locks up. Is anyone else having this problem, my camera is a Canon EOS R, and Lightroom has the most recent update.

Hope you can assist...

Dirtnapper Avatar
Dirtnapper 13 1 United States
2 Apr 2021 5:26PM
You are not alone, I had to roll back 10.0. It has become a memory hog. The updates are making it worse each time it appears. Try ver. 10 and see how that goes, whatever improvement may have been offered are not worth the issues in 10.1. and 10.2.
LenShepherd Avatar
LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
2 Apr 2021 8:15PM
Have you checked if you are running short of hard drive space?
Tianshi_angie Avatar
2 Apr 2021 10:01PM
Although Hard drive space can be a cause I would also suspect that you may not have enough RAM. With the new updates all the programmes need a great deal of 'elbow' space and what you have described sounds to me as though - if you are merging a number of images - that it could cause the programme to stop. It is worth checking on Adobe's site to see what they recommend for the recommended RAM.

I have just checked this myself and the minimum is 8 Mg but they actually say that for panoramas or HDR 16 Gb is needed
Paul Morgan Avatar
Paul Morgan 22 19.9k 6 England
2 Apr 2021 10:48PM
Have resource monitor running and see what is happening within Lr
Dave_Canon Avatar
Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
3 Apr 2021 3:18PM
I think the other suggestions are right that you probably have insufficient RAM. I have just run a couple of panoramas using the latest LR and no problems. It took about 20 Secs for the preview and another 60 secs to produce the final dng image. During the processing, RAM usage peaked at just over 11 G Bytes. I have 16 G Bytes which is probably a bit small now as my PC is 7 years old. As Paul suggested, if you run the task manager and look at the performance tab, you will be able to see all of this.


Alex64 Avatar
3 Apr 2021 11:01PM
Thank you all for replying and your helpful suggestions, my desk top, is over ten years old, so probably time to upgrade.
Best wishes...



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