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Clone tool not working under Lion

Aug 3, 2011 6:49 PM

The clone/heal brush tool doesn't seem to be working since upgrading to Lion. It starts out just fine and lets me select the spot to clone but once the I click down I lose the ability to move the source cursor around and the ability to interact with the original target circle.


No other changes to the machine or to LR other than the OS update.


I checked the "Known Issues" list and didn't see this mentioned.

Has anybody else had problems with the clone/heal tool?

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    Aug 7, 2011 5:51 PM   in reply to conceptDawg

    Hi conceptDawg!


    I haven't had this issue under Lion on either my MacBook Pro or my iMac. Perhaps it is a video driver issue? Make sure you are running the most recent version of LR as well.


    I also haven't seen this issue mentioned anywhere. Last resort - try a reinstall of LR.

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    Sep 15, 2011 7:56 AM   in reply to conceptDawg

    After downloading the new OS Lion yesterday, I can not get my clone stamp to work either.  It looks like I've aligned it corectly and when I click to stamp it, nothing shows up.  I'm very frustrated with it and am desperately searching for solutions too.

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    Sep 15, 2011 9:17 AM   in reply to conceptDawg

    2 new Lion users same problem... I think we need to know a little more about your setups, versions etc?


    I'm having no problems with lion 10.7.1 on a 2011 Macbook Pro using LR 3.4.1

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    Sep 15, 2011 11:46 PM   in reply to Rainydaiz

    Thank you for your reply.  I'm running the new Lion OS on my 2.66 GH2

    Quad-Core Intel Xeon with 3GB 1066 MH2 DDR3.  I am using Photoshop CS4.


    When I downloaded Lion OS yesterday, I found everything slowed down.  My

    biggest disappointment is that the clone tool in Photoshop CS4 no longer

    works.  I can select a section to clone, move it to the location I want to

    put it, but when I click, nothing appears.


    So far, the only advantage I see to the Lion OS is the FaceTime feature.

    But my Mac doesn't seem to recognize my older logitech webcam.  Have tried

    to research what to get, but still not sure.  Some say the new Logitech

    1080p Webcam Pro C910 with Skype HD works great, and others say it is not

    compatible with their Mac.  Any suggestions on webcams for Macs?


    I do hope you can give me some help with the cloning tool issue.


    Most appreciatively,




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    Sep 15, 2011 11:43 PM   in reply to Tweaker4U

    Becky, are you using Photoshop or Lightroom? We're in the Lightroom forum here, but you mentioned CS4 and Clone Stamp, which sound more like Photoshop. You might want to post this in the Photoshop Forum if that is the case.

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    Sep 16, 2011 9:08 AM   in reply to John_Cornicello_home

    Oh,  I'm sorry.  I just Googled "OS Lion and Photoshop clone conflicts" &

    was led to your site.  I'll see if I can figure out how to get to the other




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    Sep 16, 2011 9:08 AM   in reply to Tweaker4U

    Photoshop Mac is over at


    Are you replying via email? Your messages contain your address, phone number, etc. I'll remove those for you.

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