When I first installed Lightroom3 it funtioned properly. I created several export templates via the Publish dialog screen.
About two weeks ago, I was asked to export some photos to Shutterfly.
I used a plugin I downloaded (even though it was written for LR2). It worked fine.
Since then I am not able to bring up the Export Dialog screen. My computer freezes every time I select Export. I have tried to unistall LR3 several time and reinstall it. It still does not work. I ewvery used a popular unistall program that deletes all the "files left behind " by Adobe's unistaller.
I have searched some user databases, and have found several references to Lightroom 2 and 3 export functions freezing the computers. Unfortunately, I have not found a solution to my problem.
I am using CS5 and bridge now. Both work ok so far.
I did try starting another catalog to test if that would correct my problem
Thank you for any help or direction that you can provide.
System is Windows 7 64 bit computer with 8gigs of RAM and 1 Terrabyte Hard drive.
AMD 2.3 Ghz.Phenom X4 Quad Core 9650 processor (Dell Inspiron 546)
Additional storage is a Seasgate Replica Backup Hard Drive.
For those who have read this posting: I have corrected my problem with more research.
Using the Adobe Support CPSID 82252.html "Trouble shoot system errors and freezes"
I found my problem. Step 4 asked me to update my video card driver. I did and I was able to click the "Export" button and the dialog screen came up.
For reference: my video card is a ATI Radeon HD 4350 and the latest driver is ver. 8.872 (AMD VECO 11.7 package which includes the driver and a nice user interface to upgrade the video software)
I will update this thread if any more issues occur on my system.