5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2017 3:38 PM by wobertc

    LIGHTROOM IS CRAP DISCUSS.....

    alanr3093876

      I have the latest updates and use lightroom 6.8 and photo merge doesn't work AT ALL.

      First of all it is grayed out on the menu.

      Then after getting ..kd about on here for 400 billion hours the only advice available was and is halfwitted and completely useless so DONT bother replying unless you know what your doing.

      I have gone into "preferences" and changed the setting that was suggested.

      I unticked it and all it did was .....................

      On the menu bar if you click photo and then merge the 2 options HDR and PANORAMA are greyed out.

      THEN....................you go to the photo on the screen (yessssssssssssssssss I know there needs to be more than one)

      and right click to bring up the list ..........choosing merge they are still greyed out using this right mouse button method....................

      HOWEVER.............THENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN go back to the top bar menue and try again and click merge and THIS TIME (BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO TRY IT WITH THE MOUSE RIGHT CLICK FIRST WHICH WONT WORK BUT.............) THENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN  HDR and PANORAMA  are BLACK AND CLICKABLE.

       

      NOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT that that helps at all as when you click either HDR or Panorama an instant error message appears.

      THEN if you try again the 2 options are greyed out again.

      SO....you must go through the process of trying it with the right click mouse button (WHICH WONT WORK) BUT ......................has the effect of making the top bar merge button options become BLACK .................IT IS THE only  WAY TO GET THE OPTIONS TO APPEAR BLACK AND CLICKABLE.

       

      But as I said it doesnt really help as then an instant error message comes up.

      I use WINDOWS 10  my computer system is more powerfull and better equipped than anything NASA have and I have 500 trillion billion terra things of space.

      I ALSO....................loaded lightroom onto a completely seperate sytem I have which is even more powerful than this one and is so fast and has so much space that it takes up most of the known universe.

      Now ....................I am highly educated and have an IQ beyond most mortals and YES I am in MENSA.

       

      SO , WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WONT THIS UTTER CRAP WORK ?

       

      DONT WASTE MY TIME WITH POINTLESS ANSWERS I WANT THE RESOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM OR I AM GOING TO SHOOT MYSELF

      .......................OR A NEIGHBOUR ............................preferaby.

        • 1. Re: LIGHTROOM IS CRAP DISCUSS.....
          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          If you ever decide to settle down and really describe your system as far as how much RAM you are using, how your disk drive(s) are configured, etc., and then really describe what is happening in a logical manner perhaps someone will be able to offer you some assistance. Ranting and raving and shouting isn't going to get you much help. I'm using a very modest computer, Windows 10, 8 GB RAM, and I'm able to create panorama images, HDR images, and have no problems using  Lightroom. There's obviously something installed incorrectly or configured incorrectly on your system.

          • 2. Re: LIGHTROOM IS CRAP DISCUSS.....
            alanr3093876 Level 1

            Had you bothered you would see that my computer IS NOT THE PROBLEM

             

            You would also have spotted that I very cunningly EXPLAINED THE PROBLEM USING CRYSTAL CLEAR ........................WORDS

            • 3. Re: LIGHTROOM IS CRAP DISCUSS.....
              JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              OK. Maybe someone else is willing to put up with your tirade. Unfortunately for you, I'm not.

              • 4. Re: LIGHTROOM IS CRAP DISCUSS.....
                gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Try inputting "HDR and PANORAMA are greyed out" into Google and see if you can find a post somewhere that helps.

                 

                Even try using the words "grayed out"

                 

                Also, calm down. Venting on the forums is not going to make anyone want to help you.

                 

                Please understand that these forums are not Adobe Support. The vast majority of the participants here are end users themselves volunteering their personal time to assist other users. Occasionally, Adobe employees do monitor these forums although in many cases, they are also not part of Adobe Support.

                 

                Gene

                • 5. Re: LIGHTROOM IS CRAP DISCUSS.....
                  wobertc Adobe Community Professional

                  As another 'user' (with some frustrations like yourself) I would like to help if I can.

                  But first some questions-

                  What is your OS?

                  What are you trying to achieve- HDR or Panorama?

                  The files you are selecting- what are their properties?  Raw, jpg, originals, virtual copies, cropped, different exposure, different framing, etc?

                  A screen-clip of the selected photos in the Library grid would also help.

                  For a panorama- do the images have some image overlap?

                  For HDR- are the images the originals taken at different camera exposures?

                   

                  All of these answers would help us try for an answer to help you.