Saturday, October 17th 2009
My mother in law had ~1500 scanned photos where she wanted dust spots removing. No problem I thought, that’s a pretty quick job in Lightroom.
I imported the photos, and got going with the Spot removal/clone/heal tool. It didn’t take long before I noticed that it stutters, jumps and lags endlessly, which makes it extremely frustrating and basically impossible to use.
I really think this should be considered a bug for the Lightroom team to fix.
I made a screencast to show you the issue:
All that jumping and stuttering you saw there was in Lightroom, not just because of the video/recording.
I’ve tried to find more information about this on the internet but without any real success. I guess it’s not a very common problem, or more people would be complaining. So I decided to post something about it, hoping to get responses from people who’ve noticed this too.
If you have seen this, leave a comment!
Edit: I seem to have found what’s causing this bug, and hence a workaround. The stuttering of the Spot Removal tool only appears when I have two monitors active in Windows. (The setting in Lightroom though makes no difference.)
Actually, that’s not quite true. Here’s what I should say: The stuttering goes away when I disable my second monitor in Windows. I have found the stuttering to reappear after a reboot, even though only one monitor is active. Really weird!!