Problems using Silver Efex Pro3 and Viveza with Lightroom

I am using the ‘edit in’ function and am opening a Fujifilm raw file (various camera’s GFX50R & X100V) from within Lightroom into Silver Efex Pro3. I choose a TIFF file format (see attached screen grab). The opening process is OK, I edit the file in Silver Efex Pro3 and then click Apply. Silver Efex Pro3 then completes the process and closes leaving me back in Lightroom as expected (i dont choose the non-destructive edit option). Lightroom then takes a long time to render the b&w converted image. When in the develop module of lightroom both the preview of the converted image in the top left hand corner and the main image go blank for several seconds. The preview then flashes up for the screen to go blank again. It’s sometimes 20 secs or so before the preview is stable and can be used. Its only TIFF files created from Silver Efex Pro 3 or Viveza in this way which have this problem. In summary Lightroom doesnt see to like the TIFF files Silver Efex Pro3 creates and takes a long time to render and create a preview. Incidentally this didn’t appear to happen with previous versions of Silver Efex Pro; i.e version 2. Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro3 are the latest and upto date. Has the TIFF file format Silver Efex Pro3 creates compared to Silver Efex Pro2 ? As a reference check I used the same process to edit a file in Color Efex Pro 4 (which hasnt bee updated) and the problem is not there; it creates a preview quickly and effectively.

Am using a iMac 2013 with 32 GB and otherwise performing fine. Have raised a support request with no suggested fixes in over 6 weeks.

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I’m having the same problem. Just updated LR today and same issue continues.

Running Mac mini with Apple silicon. Silver Efex is basically useless at the moment.

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Me, too.
The past version improved it, but the latest version causes the same problems - several minutes, once back in LR, to allow the image to appear in Develop mode.