After being embarrassed by failing to check the Clone/heal tool to make sure the opacity was set correctly, I am encouraged to ask another question that was not affected by the appropriate correction that made the tool work fine under most circumstances. However, using LR4 (and previously LR 3) )iMac 27 quad) at odd intervals, certain images show up with a single white spot, usually on a blue background, that cannot be removed or cloned with the LR Clone/heal tool. It can be removed with the clone tool in PS but not in LR. I don't know where the spots come from. They sometimes show up in a sequence of 3-4 or just singly. A copy of one is attached here. I don't know if this spot is an aberation in LR or from my cameras. Since it's happened with different cameras, I presume this is some problem with LR. Any comments?
Frans -Thanks for your comment. I'm unfamiliar with using a "Reset Image" command. Where is that located and what does it do? I doubt this problem comes from a preset. A few images had the spot but the rest imported on either side at the same time as this one didn't. I will try to attach the image that failed to attach last time. The spot is more of a blog than circle.
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Looks like an Adjustment Brush Stroke.
Hit your adjustment brush and see if a pin appears. Select the Pin and Delete. Does the spot go away? If so, that is the problem. Double check to make sure it isn't part of a series of brush strokes somewhere else on the image.
OK. Now I'm doubly embarrassed! You were right again! It was a random adjustment brush stroke that I easily deleted. Now all I have to do is figure out how it got there and avoid doing it again. The same exact spot has been showing up on various images over the last few years in approximately the same place. There are no other adjustment brush strokes on the image. I guess it could have gotten there when I used the brush on other images nearby and forgot to close it before going to the Basic Development section on the new image. I'll probably never figure it out but thanks to your help I can certainly fix it now in LR. FYI, a moment ago I intentionally put a white spot in the blue with the Adjustment Brush and then tried to remove it with the Spot/Heal Tool. I discovered that without a lot of playing around I couldn't even circle the spot with the tool. I only got the hand symbol. There must be some relationship between the two that I haven't seen documented.
I don't have a preset but I do a lot of syncing and that is probably the answer. In fact, I lighten up a lot of bird's eyes which would take on that shape. Mystery solved. Thanks again for your info.