I can't tell what your problem actually is from your description. I assume it to be an Export issue but that is only a guess. Or, is it a problem with edits not appearing on screen? Perhaps a more clear explanation could help us guide you? Otherwise, try the link above.
Thank you for reply RikkFlohr and sorry if had not been clearer enough.
I have been experiencing for more than a month now, I was hoping the latest V5.6 will nurse for me but instead another disappointment.
- I upload pictures into Lr and click on Develop tab.
- I make some extreme exposure/contrast/etc adjustments (to the left or right) nothing happens on picture in the main window but instead to the one in the timeline section
Troubleshooting do so far:
- Uninstalling and cleaning the registry then reinstalling (on more than one PC)
- Uninstalling V5.6 and installing earlier versions 5.5 then 5.4 no yield.
- Try the suggested link (Resetting (or 'Trashing') the Lightroom Preferences file - Lightroom Forums) advise, same result.
I'm really HOPING you guys can fix this issue as I have jobs piling up in my hard drive to be processed on the daily basis.
Will appreciate if you could advise on all directories to look at when clearing Lr registry entries on both hives of the PC, I'm on Windows 8.1 x64 with all the latest updates
In Windows Control Panel, set your Monitor profile to the default sRGB profile. Does the problem persist?
I have the Dell U2711 and sRGB is already set as my default monitor profile.
Just checked the monitor settings again and it shows sRGB.
Let me add this, I have installed Lr on my laptop and still experiencing the same problem
If you take an image and make extreme adjustments to it and then:
View it in Library Loupe mode, does it show the adjustments?
Export it: Does the exported file show the adjustments?
View in Library mode do not show the changes, however filmstrip section and exporting the image do show the changes
Just grabbing at straws here. Have you tried deleting the preferences file?
Next set of Questions:
In Preferences: File Handling: Camera Raw Cache Settings, what is the location and size limit of your Cache?
Have you tried Purging this Cache?
In the same directory as your catalog is a Preview Cache named yourcatalogname preview.lrdata. If you rename this file (so you can restore it later) and then look at the images again in Develop and Library Loupe view, do they update now?
giving these a trial ...
Location - C:/Users/[me]/AppData/Local/Adobe/CameraRaw/Cache/
Cache size - 1gb
I've not tried to purge cache yet, but could try it after posting you the above
just purged it Rikk but same result. Going back few posts above. yes i have already deleted the preferences file and restarted Lr
yes i have already deleted the preferences file and restarted Lr
What else happened 3 weeks ago, did you install video drivers or some other system update or a new virus or other security program? Look in your Windows Update history and check the dates of things. Cleaning the registry was probably a bad idea because reinstalling doesn't necessarily put things back. Doing a system-restore to a point before you messed with the registry is about the only thing short of reformatting and reinstalling windows that might get the registry back the way it was.
If your catalog is on an external drive that you swap between the two computers then I'd guess your preview cache is corrupted and deleting it maybe fix things. The preview cache is in the same folder as your LR catalog file. The preview cache has a name of catalogname Previews.lrdata. You should exit LR and delete that .lrdata folder then restart LR and see what happens. DON'T DELETE THE LRCAT FILE because that is your LR catalog with all your edits.
Another way to test whether it is something with your catalog/previews or your computer configuration would be to create a new catalog and import one photo and see if things work ok. If so then it is probably something with your catalog and previews (and photos/videos), if not then it could be your program installation or other program interfering.
I had my whole reg folders backed up before performing tasks mentioned way above and all those entries were re-installed when I found that deleting them did not solve the issue after the "clean" re-install.
I also created a new catalog in Lr and the screen keeps looking at me..
I'm slightly concern b'se another laptop where I installed Lr 5.5 on without chnaging anything at the beginning was showing the same behavior.
Checked my recent Windows list in CP and latest updates were performed on 15/07/2014
I tried your steps as per deleting the .lrdata and restarting Lr ... same result.
Update your video drivers from the video-card-manufacturer’s site not Microsoft.
The question about Windows Update was not when it had happened, last, but what happened in Windows Update at the point LR stopped working, in case it was a driver install or I guess you can also look in Programs and Features and see if a program was installed around that time.
Can you roll back things with System Restore to just before the problems started to happen?
Deleting LRDATA would have a similar effect to creating a new catalog, since previews are per catalog and a new one wouldn’t have any.
Can you ZIP up the new catalog and its one imported photo and upload that zip to http://www.dropbox.com and post a link to it, here? Someone else can download and try it and see if the same thing happens to them—I’m expecting it’ll work fine for others, but in case it doesn’t it might indicate a deeper problem of new catalogs having bad things in them from the start.
The ZIP archive doesn’t contain the original CR2, only a washed-out-looking JPG so I cannot test what happens if I manipulate the CR2 in LR.
Also, the catalog appears to have been zipped while it was open because the .lock file is still there.
That catalog does work ok as expected on my computer with LR 5.6, in that I can make adjustments and they show up in all three areas that I'd expect to see the changes.
As Downloaded with the image missing as expected since my local path for the file didn't match where it came from on the original system:
And then after doing the Locate Missing and restarting LR then adjusting the Exposure up by +5:
had my colleague to try reproducing it in his environment and everything went well for him. Don't know what I've got left to do here
If you download the catalog and raw file and put it on a different hard drive do things work? I mean if these files are on an external drive that you swap between the two computers then that could be the problem, somehow.
What is common between the two computers that you've tried it on that don't work? Is your username not a local Administrator, or is there some virus/internet-security software that is common, or do the computers both have the same video card or the same utility program or the same video game or the same overclocking settings or the same video-card-tweaking settings or the same remote-control software.
It slike something is blocking LR from using DirectDraw to update the main window area or something is blocking LR from re-reading the Camera Raw cache. Typical issues people have with similar display-related symptoms are the display profile which you say you've set to sRGB and a corrupted preview cache, which you've eliminated by creating a new catalog, or a corrupted LR settings file, which you've supposedly reset.
Have you purged the camera raw cache? Have you scanned all your hard-drives for errors?
Where are the library catalogs and photos located: on the internal hard-drives of each computer or on an USB-connected external drive or at least the photos on a network?
ssprengel thank you and team for your relentless support, I managed finally to isolate and solve the issue by disabling and re-installing my GeForce GTX 760 graphics card. everything is showing as expecting now. I've seen other in the forum with the same issue and I think you guys can advise them to check their GC driver as a first step also, never know.
going back to your email, both PCs had the same graphic cards and the same drivers upgrade steps have been done on this one and results are positive.
I will be keeping an eye on for couple of days I hope everything stays this way otherwise will update this tread once more.