The biggest pain point for me, and identified area of improvement, is how fast I can go from clicking a thumbnail, to viewing the full size image.
I am dealing with 24mp raw images. Running Intel 4690k, 8gb ram, current samsung ssd over sata.
Concrete example. I was shooting my friends family christmas pictures with two toddlers who don’t like to pose. So I was just shooting almost continuously to hope I got a good shot. Now I have 200 raw images to go through to find the 2-3 keepers. All of them look the same from the thumbnail. So I will be clicking and opening image after image…and it end up being torture…
Firstly, is there some setting or workflow that I am not aware of that can improve this?
Secondly, if there isn’t, I think there should be one added. For example, when I open a folder of RAW images, maybe as an option, it could demosaic (and other process) all of the images, and put all of the resulting image data into ram. Then clicking between the thumbnail and full size image would be blazing fast. This could take a lot of ram, but hey, ram is cheap, and if this feature existed I would updgrade to 64gb or 128gb tonight! Using this feature, you could load a folder, then go grab a coffee, then come back and then work super fast!
Or there could be a preload option, that does the same as above, but on a user selected subset of images.