First step is to trash the LR Preference file then test.
Second is to go to your Preset folder and look for a preset that would do that and trash that.
Third is to look in the Quick Develop area and set the Saved Preset to Default settings.
ok, where is this LR pref file located?
my preset folder folder..contains many presets...how to know which one? its not like they are labeled "black n white presets" these presets nowadays come with creative names
and i did that on the develop module...i hold alt button down and click on reset button which gives me a warning, saying ya cant undo this change. which i did that but did not fix problem.
Whatever preset is being applied there should be a record of it in the History section of the Develop module. Also in either the Library modules Quick Develop area or in the real Develop module if there is a Preset being applied it should be listed in the Saved Preset area, Quick Develop, or the Black & White heading in the Basic panel will be white and the Color heading grayed out when you select one of the images that has been changed to B&W.
That Reset only work for images in the Future. I has no effect on images that have already changed, that is unless you have all of them selected.
thank you for the info
so I deleted the PREF file.
restarted my iMac
started Lr and held option command, got the reset pref dialog. confirm it
so I check the history and i dont see it being converted to B&W
i hate to say this but it still does it. however it behaves different now.
when i reset an image, i did not like the settings i did to it, in color, so i simply hit reset on the image while in develop module. and it converts it to black and white??
i right click go to develop settings and sure enough the black n white has been check marked??? wtf why?
i check the history and i see nothing in regards to being converted to B&W
i hate to say this vut ever since I upgrade from 6.2 ive been experiencing alot of wierd bugs, when they brought out 6.2.1 it resolved a few but it seems there are more lurking....
so when i reset an image...it resets it to B&w instead of its original color format.
It is possible you have set your import default to B&W. (ie. everything you import turns to b&w)
To change this-
Select a 'raw' image in the develop module (one that looks b&w)
Hold down the [Shift] key and click on the [Reset] button. (The button will change to [Reset (adobe)] )
If this procedure works for one image, then you can select multiple 'b&w' images, and with AutoSync turned on, the Shift+Reset will convert all photos on the filmstrip back to color. (History will still retain the b&w setting as the first setting at import)
If you hold [ALT] and click [Reset] you can reset the default for future imports with all develop controls as they are currently set.
I hope I have explained this correctly! (any guru comments?)
It sounds like you have accidentally changed the camera raw defaults for the camera. Select one of the B&W images, go into Develop, do Develop > Set Default Settings, and click Restore Adobe Default Settings. Now click Reset. Does the photo reset properly?
Thank you for that great tip
In grid view I select images and simply hit the V key and they all go back to B&W
i can see there is sadly no way to prevent LR from removing the B&W, but I guess I can just reselect them. its just another step I have to go back and do. I wish it would just leave them as they are.
i can see there is sadly no way to prevent LR from removing the B&W
Before you reach that conclusion, you still haven't tried restoring the camera-raw defaults for your camera. Select one of the B&W images, go into Develop, do Develop > Set Default Settings, and click Restore Adobe Default Settings. Now click Reset.