Have you tried disabling GPU acceleration? Let us know if that makes a difference.
Edit >> Preferences >> Performance (tab)
Lightroom >> Preferences >> Performance (tab) on Mac OS
Uncheck the box “Use Graphics Processor”
Then click OK
Sure looks like a corrupted file to me. Caused by a hardware malfunction somewhere. Can you re-import the photos from the camera card to an entirely new computer? Or if that's not possible, import the photos again using different hardware (different card reader and/or differed USB cable) and run diagnostic testing on your hard disk and computer memory.
Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, I didn't realize this was happening and have already reformatted my cards. Ugh!
Thanks 99jon! I didn't have GPU acceleration turned on.
Images of RMNP wrote:
Sometimes an image will have multiple areas and the more I use the file, the more they multiply.
This probably rules out a faulty card reader or USB cable - I would have thought that it's caused by a failing hard drive or bad RAM.
The (really beautiful) image in your screenshot could be saved by retouching, so I would leave these images alone until you have rectified the problem. If you haven't already done so, back up all your images to an external drive immediately!
I believe that I have fixed the problem! I kept getting more and more of my images corrupted and finally decided that the issue was Lightroom. I uninstalled LR, rebooted and then reinstalled. Now my damaged images are appearing undamaged and no others have been corrupted on import!!!