My husband wiped off our wireless keyboard while LR3 was open, a bunch of settings windows popped up and now when I import photos they look ok and then when I click on them in develope mode they load and turn super dark, contrasty, orange and with a dark vignette (without touching any settings) Now, LR3 has always colour corrected a slight amount but this is extreme...can anyone help me out?
At some point the adjustments for one of your images was likely saved as the Default State for all images. On import this is being now be applied to every photo.
To reset go to: Preferences>Presets> Default Develop Settings and press the [Reset all default Develop settings] key to restore a more neutral starting position.
Let's take a different tack on this. Your second import of the image muddies the waters slightly. (Generally a reimport is never a good solution)
If you click the [Reset] button in Develop what happens?
If you apply the Preset: Lightroom General Presets>Zeroed what happens?
now when I go through and click on thumbnails from previous sessions that have already been uploaded and culled, the images that did not get edited are coming up all contrasty as well (when I originally uploaded them 2 weeks ago they changed slightly like normal but now they are VERY dark)
Super frustrating because I don't think im explaining it properly
its switched to the bottom and it just says Sync beside Reset....but I think its always been like that...and under presets mine looks just like the photo (the only one checked it the converting to B&W setting
Make absolutely sure no default settings are being applied. Check that all develop settings are default and zero for most of them.
From left field. How are you calibrating your monitor? This weird orange image problem can also be a consequence of a bad monitor profile.
ARe you calibrating? If not, if you are on windows, go into the monitor's properties pane and delete any icc profile associated with the monitor. This will likely fix the problem. What you describe is very typical for a bad monitor profile.
OK then it is unlikely that it is a monitor profile issue. That is typical
for windows machines. You should still be calibrating using a hardware
calibrator though. What must be happening is that some default setting is
being applied. Go into the menu Lightroom->Preferences->presets and hit the
"reset all default develop settings" then in the import dialog, make sure
you have no preset selected.
On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM, paperdeerphoto_2012 <
that was the first thing I did.....didnt work
Now I have discovered that in my camera clibration tab, under Profile, the only options that are coming up are recent presets that I have purchased through VSCO
Ow! That is not good. For your 5D mk II, you should see a list of profiles like Adobe Default, Camera Standard, Camera Portrait, etc if you are looking at raw files. They somehow got wiped. You should probably reinstall Lightroom to get them back.
No need to trash it. Just run the installer (the latest LR 3 can be
downloaded from adobe if you need to) and it will overwrite the old binary
and reinstall the support files. It should not overwrite your catalog nor
even your preferences.
On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 5:43 PM, paperdeerphoto_2012 <
I uploaded the newest version and it seems to be fixed now but how do I make sure when I import new photos that it doesn't click the other film presets and uses the adobe standard setting instead?