Are you sure that all of your settings in the develop module are set appropriately? What happens if you press shift and click reset (Adobe) in the Develop Module? If this returns the image to color, then you probably have inadvertently changed your default settings to create black and white images.
The images do return to color with your instruction. But, when I attempt at importing again, the same thing happens.
Where do I change the default settings back to giving me a color image on all imports.
Thanx for your advice, thus far.....
To reset your develop settings back to the default settings, in Lightroom go to edit>preferences (Lightroom>preferences on Mac) then click on "reset all develop settings". This should restore the default settings that Lightroom had when you installed it origianally.
If you would like to set your own preferred settings to be applied on import (extra contrast, sharpening etc), set all of your settings the way you wish them to be applied to your images upon import. In the develop module, hold alt down (option on Mac) and the "reset" button changes to "set default". If you click "set default", the settings that you have currently selected will now become your new defaults.
Thanx for the response.....
On my Mac - Lightroom > Preferences. I did this but there are 5 tabs, each having multiple items requiring a 'check the box' but none apply to your statement,
"reset all develop settings". Maybe I'm missing it.
Sorry, it is under the presets tab.
Here is another way: While in the develop module, hold down the option key on your mac and the "reset" button should turn into "Reset Default". Click "Reset Default" and you will be taken to a dialogue box that gives you the following choices:
The Update to Current Settings choice will make every setting that is current your default. So, I recommend choosing "Restore Adobe default Settings" first just to make sure that you are starting fresh. Then, you can make any changes you wish to any of the settings in the develop panel, then choose "update to current settings".
Thanx so very much for guiding me through this process.
Everything is back to 'normal' and I have a better understanding of some of the nuances of LR4.
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