Adobe Lightroom Classic users have wanted an update in performance for some time.

At last, Adobe has told DPReview it has significant updates pending.

The updates are "coming soon" (whatever 'soon' is), and are supposed to improve performance for anybody using a multi-core machine with at least 12GB of RAM.

In Adobe's own words: In this upcoming Lightroom Classic 7.2 release, we were able to make significant strides with our partners at Intel on addressing key performance issues. We have optimized CPU and memory usage so that performance will scale better across multiple cores on computers with at least 12 GB of RAM.

According to Adobe the update will result in:

  1. Faster import and preview generation
  2. Faster walking of images in the Loupe View
  3. Faster rendering of adjustments in Develop
  4. Faster batch merge operations of HDR/Panos
  5. Faster export