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The world is conspiring against me

This isn’t as much about photography as it’s about post-processing. Some time back, I discovered that Lightroom Classic on my desktop didn’t display all the options that the program has. When I looked closer, I discovered some small text that basically said, "your computer is too old and feeble, so you can’t use the fancy stuff". Yep, my computer isn’t the latest model, not even the previous model … or the one before that … in fact, they are probably right. My computer is a bit old and feeble, however it works quite nicely for anything else than processing images.

To be honest, I get the impression that it spins up the fans if I hold up a memory card from my Nikon Z7 in front of it 😁.

Anyway, yesterday I started to play with ON1 Photo Raw and experienced lagging, we are talking about 1–3 seconds when I try to create a mask using the brush. So, I sent in a support request asking if there was something I could do to improve the performance. The answer was something like "you have an older Intel chip set (hey, at least it isn’t a 68K processor 😁) with not enough graphics memory". They didn’t write it, but between the lines you can read "get a new computer".

My wife has been saying the same thing for quite some time now. It feels like the whole world is conspiring against me 😜.