Are you doing lots of brush strokes on an individual photo, or just a few?
What happens in the situation where Lightroom seems to be not responding, if you wait an extended period of time, say 5 minutes, does Lightroom begin responding again?
Thanks for the reply dj, I have attached a photo showing some of the areas
that I'm using the brush. In this photo, I have isolated the spectators to
blacken them and I have isolated the gunfighters to highlight them, so
there are two areas in this photo that have been worked over with the brush.
When the program (Lightroom) stops working, there is some repetitive
activity that shows the program is trying to recover, but I have left the
program run for several (15) minutes without success. The problem does not
occur as I'm using the brush but only after I quit the brush and try to
reset the photo to it's original size. The program is not completely locked
up, but it is unable to recover.
It would be easy to duplicate the problem if you tried it on your own
program. I am reluctant to opt for the new version 6 of lightroom if this
problem still persists.
You can't attach photos via e-mail, you have to attach photos via the web interface.
However, I don't really need to see the photo, I do need a clear answer to my question: "Are you doing lots of brush strokes on an individual photo, or just a few?" I am not asking about the amount of area that is brushed, I am asking about the number of different brush strokes, are there a lot of brush strokes, or a few?
There are a lot of brush strokes.
This is a known drawback to brushing (and also spot healing). If you do a lot of brushing, you bring the hardware to its knees, it can't keep up.
Speaking for myself, and not speaking for Adobe (because I don't work for them), the non-destructive editing technology they have invented is really a wonderful thing, except in the case of performing a lot of brushing and spot healing, where the technology fails.
- Do the brushing and spot healing as the next to last editing step; the last step being to turn on the lens corrections (if you use them)
- Do the brushing and spot healing in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements
- Get a faster CPU if you want to do this in Lightroom (no guarantee that this will help)
Thanks for your help dj, I guess that means that the current version
(cc2016) is still prone to the problems.