In short: the 'flashing' updating of a tiff file in LR is driving me nuts. What am I doing wrong?
Long: after exporting to PS from a raw file in LR (mac, 3 or 4), the picture comes back as a tiff, but if I still want to do some work on it afterwards in LR ,
like working with a brush. the file keeps 'updating' = 'loading', while working, constantly disturbing the work process.
For example: I have to re-select the adjustment point all the time, while I'm not even done.
Is there anybody with a solution to this? It is not workable. The tiff is not in layers or anything.
Thanks in advance.
I've seen this reported before. Quite a long time ago, actually.
What version on Lightroom are you using? There's a possibility that the bug is fixed in 3.6, which you can download from Adobe.
Does the same problem occur if you use PSD's instead? Make sure they are saved with Maximum Compatibility turned on.
UPDATE: sorry...changing from tiff to PSD didnt do the trick after all. It still flashes/updates constantly
exporting as psd did solve the constant updating
but its not a bug in 'a' version:
It happened to me in all versions within 3 and now also with 4
Im always using the latest update: LR.3.6 Raw 6.6
PLEASE...still nobody with any idea?
This is also going on LR4.
It stops when the app is restarted. Cache is set to 5Gb and it starts immediately with first picture.
I would be grateful for the right 'fix', Thank you EJ.
(mac, 10.6.8. 9Gb)
Thank you very much for your time,
but writing data back is exactly what it is doing, every few seconds as soon as you change something
Doing it by hand doesnt change the procedure, the wait for it to be finished and the flickereing.
What I don't understand is that it will stop as soon as you restart LR. The tiff than reacts like any other RAW.
I now remember what I've heard as a workaround before:
Making a Virtual Copy of the Edit.tif and using that in the Develop module, then Set Copy as Master and delete the Virtual Copy.
Make sure that <Automatically write changes int XMP is un-checked> in >Edit >Catalog Settings.
If you need metadata written to XMP and/or file do it manually via Ctrl/Cmd + "S" or >Metadata >Write metadata to file. In Grid View you can select a bunch of images and do Ctr./Cmd + S for all of them.
Yes thank you, that helps, but its a shame of that extra "remember to save at the end!!" and I still dont understand why restarting LR makes a difference (even with cache 'new' or empty) with writing to XMP set on 'on'.
Strange thing. Thank you very much for your helpful answer.