Hey guys. Here's my situation. I have lightroom2 trial, and I don't suppose the retail LR2 is any much different.
I have somewhere around 30,000 pictures on my 2 HDDS, both still have ample space (at least 5-10% of 150gb), one is internal, the other is external, with the power USB plugged in as well.
Whenever I load up lightroom2, after the initial startup sequence where they load the layout and everything, I realise that at the left, the folders are at first all grey. Then it starts to lag up, and bit by bit, the text start to turn from grey to white. I'm thinking this signifies that LR2 "has confirmed that x number of photos are in the folder and are in working order". This is the part that lags, and it can take up to 5min for it to complete it and cooldown.
I don't want that to happen. I don't want lag at all. Photoshop CS 1/2/3 doesn't do this, so I do not want LR2 to do it either.
What are my solutions? My computer, even though it's 2.5 years old, is still alive and kicking. 2gig ram, 256mb 7800gt, amd dual core 2ghz processor. I don't see why it can't handle LR2. Whenever I load up LR2 to export a couple of photos (ie convert RAW format to JPG) I have to load it up because I don't like the Canon DPP software and like to work with one software alone.
Any help would be good.