I took a ton of photos of a wedding. Made changes to Lightroom, that I love, and exported the raw files to about 60% quality JPGs, with my copyright logo. Shared them with the bride and groom (whom I am good friends with) to choose which photos they like. From there I was going to go back and edit the raw files and export them at a very high quality. However, I had a small computer glitch (not related to adobe). To be safe I backed up my photos and my Lightroom catalog. I had to uninstall the Adobe programs to fix the minor issue. Once I was completed with the repair, I reinstalled the software. I opened back the Lightroom catalog to restore it just like I left it. The problem I am having is that all my Raw wedding files went back to looking like they did before I applied any post processing changes. I see the "Photo Adjustment" icon (+/-) in the lower right hand portion of all the raw photos from the wedding. However, I am unable to make the raw photo look like it did when I exported it. It seems like Lightroom sees that there have been adjustments made to these photos, but is unable to sync to the settings.
Any ideas how I can get the photo adjustments to show how the raw photo looked when I exported? I spent a week going through each photo editing and don't want to start back at square one.
Thank you for your time,
The RAW files must be in the same folder (and hierarchy) that they were in when you did the original modifications. If that's already the case, I'm clueless where to go next.
Where did you open the catalog from?? Is it the back up???