Hello out there! I am a not an expert on Lightroom but I'm also not a total beginner (to give you background on my knowledge of resolving issues). I opened up Lightroom today to try and edit some photos and when I went to click on Develop there are no presets or editing tools whatsoever. It just shows the picture and then it is blank on either side. Have no idea what happened. I didn't have any kind of change in the computer, it just opened up today like this. I tried closing and restarting and it did not change. I have googled answers, many say to check or uncheck the "Store Presets in Catalog" (under preferences) but that also did not change anything. Any help would be so appreciated.
Have you recently updated Lightroom? Are you on a mac or windows platform?
Do you mean that the left and right side panels are missing?
If so, press Tab to bring them back.
You can also press F7 for the left panel and F8 for the right.
Oh my...that was such an easy fix I feel silly. Thank you!!!!