Thumbnails slow to load in, or slow to move between images?

Select has higher memory requirements in order to run smoothly due to its architecture compared to other more traditional applications. We’re working on improvements and optimisations in this area which may help. However, there are things you can do to help in the meantime.

What can you make Select run faster?

Close other apps and browser tabs.

It's possible the slowdown you are experiencing with Select is partly down to a lack of available RAM on your computer. Typically applications like Lightroom, Photoshop and Chrome (particularly if you have many tabs open) take up a lot of RAM, so closing them is a good place to start. To see what else is running and taking up RAM, open up your Activity Monitor (Press Cmd+spacebar and type ‘Activity Monitor’).

Work from files stored directly on your computer.

Another possibility is where your images are stored. If your source folder is on an external hard drive (particularly an older mechanical hard drive) you may experience the app running slowly, particularly when importing new projects. Try working from your desktop or an SSD to see if that helps.

Give Select a few minutes to process after importing a new project.

Select does a lot of work up front to give you AI assessments and scenes. We are definitely working on making this more efficient, but in the meantime you may find that Select runs a lot faster after all of this initial processing is finished. Depending on the size of the project and your machine, it could take between a few seconds and a few dozen minutes to finish. So if you can spare the time, go and make a cup of tea come back later :)

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