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jdee
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« on: February 20, 2007, 09:22:52 AM »
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Hi,

I just downloaded LR 1.0 after using the beta for a little while.  The program overall is much faster and the added features are great but...

...it keeps crashing on me.  I decided to reimport my pictures for 1.0 because I wanted to fix up the file structure anyway for a fresh start.  I've been trying to import about 4,000 pictures at a time and have had nothing but problems.  The first 1,000 pictures I imported went smoothly so as I started to import the second batch as I was keywording the first imported batch.  I had a few crashes so I decided that I would completely delete the half imported batch, try again, and not touch the program at all.  I went to sleep and in the morning it was still only 75% imported.  8 hours seems like a pretty long time to import 4,000 photos  

Does anyone have suggestions or similar experience?  BTW, I'm running LR on a windows XP machine with 2 gigs of ram and an AMD 4200 dual core.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 12:17:46 PM »
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Afraid I can't help with your problems.  I have to add though that I am having serious problems that are likely related.  I successfully imported ~4500 images, but can't export jpegs, or transfer an image to PS (CS2 or CS3), and it won't import images from a card reader.  In all cases it just effectively hangs.  The progress meter in the upper left says it's working away, but nothing happens... even after a half hour or so.  Windows Task Manager says it's responding and it is consuming reasonable amounts of CPU... but nothing happens.  Very frustrating... the beta was better than this.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 08:47:56 AM »
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Still no luck.  I uninstalled the program, including the database, hidden folders and anything else I could find and reinstalled.  I tried importing a different fold this time as well.  It zips along when the importing first starts, but after about 1000 images it slows to a halt and imports about 1 photo every 10 seconds.  

At this point I've pretty much given up.  I've heard similar complaints over at dpreview.com but no one seems to have come up with a solution yet.
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 11:30:38 AM »
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I've imported just under 12,000 images in batches ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 at a time. The only time it was very very slow was the one batch I had it pre-render the thumbnails for - took about twenty or thirty minutes or so. Files were a mix of JPEG and RAW formats.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 12:58:40 PM »
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Has worked fine importing  off disk but hangs and then stops responding if I try to import from a CF card reader. There is a page on Adobes web site about steps to take if it crashes but they seem pretty draconian as they basically suggest turning off everything else the computer is running.

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2007, 07:45:38 PM »
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I too have been experiencing the Lightroom Not Responding issue.  I am running LR 1.0 on a Windows XP SP2 machine with 2 Gigs Ram and a good processor.   I have important only 1,000 pics or so, but for some reason in the middle of a session it just starts locking up.

I *really* wanted love this program.  I like the UI and while it is missing a few minor features, it is really a good program, but until this gets addressed -- i.e. LR 2.0 -- I am going back to Bridge/ACR.   Sigh.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2007, 08:56:37 PM »
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I too have been experiencing the Lightroom Not Responding issue.  I am running LR 1.0 on a Windows XP SP2 machine with 2 Gigs Ram and a good processor.   I have important only 1,000 pics or so, but for some reason in the middle of a session it just starts locking up.

I *really* wanted love this program.  I like the UI and while it is missing a few minor features, it is really a good program, but until this gets addressed -- i.e. LR 2.0 -- I am going back to Bridge/ACR.   Sigh.
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It is most likely something on your machine that is causing this.  I have a similar environment and its been running fine for me... have about 13k images in the database.  I am on a Core2Duo XP box with 2G of ram.  I have 100% of my images on a NAS box over a GigaE network, and the database on a SATA drive other than C:.  Try to make sure you have everything else turned off on the machine.
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