Lightroom: Why Wait For The “Loading…” Overlay
category: Lightroom • 1 min read
When processing photos in the develop module, I have to wait for the image with the message at the bottom: “loading…”
Lightroom Develop Loading Message
It takes a while and patience has never been my forte. So the 6½ seconds seems like forever. Now, disabling the message and clearing the cache, makes me wait only 3 seconds before I can start working on the photo. I know my computer is slow, it’s an old one and I’ve ordered a “speedy-gonzales.”
- View Options
- Disable the
Show message when loading or rendering photos
Lightroom Remove Develop Loading Message
- It takes exactly the same amount of time to load and process the photo, but I can start working on it earlier, by a full 3 seconds.
Librarymodule only loads the lower quality previews.
Developmodule loads the 1:1 preview if it exists. If not, the
Developmodule will generate the 1:1 preview and then load it.
- If the 1:1 preview does not exist, it will read the raw file to create the 1:1 preview.
- Load from the Lightroom database any change that was previously done, and apply them to the 1:1 preview.
- Enable the develop panel.
The “load from the Lightroom database” and the “enable the
Develop panel” are threaded, meaning that depending on the CPU load, they can happen at the same time or later depending on the CPU load.