What went wrong here? Thank you. That sounds like a folder permissions issue. Which operating system? And where are the originals stored? Oh dear — I have important work to do this morning. I have a large catalogue.
Since accidentally upgrading to 9. If I want to roll back to the earlier version and open the old catalogue will the edits be in this previous version? Also, do I have to uninstall 9. Just hitting install on 8. This is not a good upgrade. I can not add a new folder and edit new photos. I have always enjoyed the extremely user friendly aspects of lightroom, but this has created very complicated issues.
That sounds more like an operating system level issue. What happens when you try to access the old catalogs or add a new folder? And which operating system version? Finally I found someone to ask this question. Since the upgrade something has changed.
Before, when I would import a new folder of pictures into lightroom, it would organize them according to date in my destination folder on my external hard drive. Now even though the destination folder is still the same, and the import process seems to be going through i. Can you help me? I understand a catalog back up is a good thing to have before a major update is issued.
I started with one catalog, now I have several with as many Lr cat zip files. Those are taking lots of space in my hard drive; can I delete these? How many should you keep? Depends on your aversion to risk, but most keep a selection, depending on how often you have the backup set to run. Maybe you can help me. I upgraded Lightroom to 9. After upgrade the import feature stopped working. All permissions were granted. I did that, nothing. After that I installed Lightroom from scratch.
I checked the Camera Raw version it was the latest and whether my camera is supported it is , still nothing. That sounds odd. If it was all working fine on 8. In my panic because I did not look at this before upgrading I fear that I have overwritten my catalog. I have work and edits that I still need to export at different resolutions from work I did last year and in March this year before I put 9.
Do you think I should uninstall and put 8. This blog explains how to roll back:. I have avoided upgrading from LR 8. Are they resolved now? Victoria and I have both been using Classic 9. Can you help? Change it to Next time to Lightroom Exits and then quit Lightroom. Thanks for the speedy response!
The only thing that I can access is the upgrade box that pops up when I open Lightroom. Sorry if this is a stupid question. I really appreciate your help! Yep, copy and paste will do fine as a backup. I just upgraded to Lightroom Classic from LR6.
Prior to today, I did not realize that LR 6 would not work on the new machine. I used migration assistant to transfer all of my applications and documents over, including LR 6. I have now upgraded to LRC and am able to open the application. My question is — should I uninstall Adobe LR 6 on the new machine? I assume both applications are now taking up space. If I uninstall, would this have any impact on the catalogs that have been created? When I upgraded to LRC, a new catalog was created as described above.
Hi, I just upgraded from lightroom 6 to the new lightroom classic on my new Macbook pro which does not support LR6 … I imported my old catalogues in LR classic which suggested to update them with a -V10… That worked well HOWEVER all my development history has disappeared… I can see the reworked photos but I cannot undo the history or revert to the original??
Please Hlep! What will I lose by clicking Upgrade Destination on the pop up? If the latter then you lose nothing as the current catalog is left in place. When I upgraded Lightroom cannot locate many of my pictures. Any suggestions? Double-check it was the right catalog updated just looking at the photos in Grid and the folders should prove that.
Check this blog post that helps link missing photos back to Lr:. I am having a serious issue with Lightroom and upgrading my catalog. I plugged that one into my desktop computer as well as the external hard drive I use to keep all my photos and the main catalog. I was going to import the folder from my trip into my main catalog. I got the message that I needed to upgrade the catalog main one.
No question mark, no nothing, no pictures, no indication of previous imports. I tried opening the catalog on my SSD travel drive. Suddenly the same issue appears…upgrade catalog. I did. The files are still on the hard drives, but now what?? All my backup files are from and earlier…I know that I have backed up several times in the last month. Even trying to open a backup file requires and upgraded catalog…which no longer works.
The catalog I upgraded last week is now getting the menu that the catalog needs to be upgraded!! I have a series of old and new catalogs. Now what?? I have the same problem as Jean Fernandez. I accepted the catalog update. My old catalog is still there though. However, after I did the upgrade, I imported some photos, did some work on them, shut down and went home. This morning I open Lightroom and it is again saying I have to upgrade the catalog.
I thought oh well and did it. My old photos are still there but the photos I imported and worked on yesterday are gone!?!? I closed out the program and restarted. Opened Lightroom and it is again saying I need to upgrade the catalog.
Is this going to ask me every time I open Lightroom? Should I look somewhere else for the photos I imported and worked on yesterday? Check in Preferences — General — Default Catalog. It sounds as though you have the old catalog set there. Change and select the new one in the dropdown and you should see it all again!
The only difference in content was that all my color gradings were set to white instead of my previous red, yellow, green, blue and purple and perhaps some old pictures in white. I suspeced that the size difference in the catalogs were due to smaller previews but you say they are included in the new catalog. Do you have any idea what could cause the difference in catalog size? No, previews are held outside of the catalog.
The old was the entire Lightroom folder with 2 cataloges -1 0. Now I see that it is the previews that differs almost 30GB between the old catalog and the upgraded. Maybe I save them too detailed too long. How does the upgrade treat the previews? As mentioned in the post above, the previews files are re-used and renamed.
I just upgraded to v. I tested importing one new photo into LR since the upgrade and I have not changed the destination. It is still going to Lightroom 9. Do I need to change the destination to match or does this not matter? Do I need to create a new folder destination? Stupid question, but just making sure. All the new edits will be applied right? I do not need to change the destination do I?
Is anyone having issues loading the image in Develop after the upgrade? It takes a while to load up, and quite a few times has suddenly loaded an older version of the image, losing the Lightoom edits I had worked on. I had a major issue the first time I upgraded, but it seems to have been an issue with the upgraded library which kept crashing my computer — I reinstalled and did a new upgrade of the older library file which seems to have sorted out the crashing.
Am not sure if the new issue is also related to the library. When you find one that loads an older version of the image, what shows in the History panel? After updating from version 9. If you go back to 9. Some have noticed third-party plugins have caused an issue; check what you have, try disabling them and try again.
When I return to version 9. When you say plugins, do you mean like Luminar? See our release blog:. When I upgraded the previews for all images in my catalog were scrambled and corruoted. I will eventually lose driver support for new peripherals for Win 7 if I keep it,though. I wonder about On1 's LR cataloging import and preset migration though.
Any user experiences to share out there? Still no Canon R5 profiles and no tethering. When was this camera released? End of July ? That ist very annoying! Will Lightroom recognise the files? I know that there is still no camera matching profile. I thought this was Canon's doing? Not giving Adobe the information they needed to create them. Considering how Lightroom CC and Classic CC are paid subscriptions, it is a slap in the face of all of its customers that they still do not support the current de facto hardware standard for photographers: M1 macs.
This would never have happened if LRC were a paid update for M1. This is especially appaling wrt the billions of dollars Adobe earns after tax and the little effort required to recompile and retouch software. M1 Macs are Apple once-again, switching platforms and screwing customers.
It requires a significant reworking of the code in order to make a native app. While it may be important to Apple users, they are dwarfed by the number of PC users. Adobe is simply spending its resources - wisely. Get educated, man. BY FAR. Most computers run on processors using the x86 instruction set made by either Intel or AMD. Previously, Apple bought Intel processors for their Macs. Most mobile devices phones, tablets run on processors using the ARM instruction set.
For a variety of technical reasons, x86 processors tend to work well in designs that use a lot of power like computers ; ARM processors work better for lower-power things like phones. But Apple has been working to "scale up" ARM processors. It isn't "best in the world by far", but it is quite powerful, especially for its power consumption; this means the new Macbooks get very good battery life, for instance. However, since it uses a different instruction set and since its graphics coprocessor is unique , software must be retooled to run on it.
Part of its power advantage comes from the fact that it uses smaller transistors than others. It is difficult to make processors with small features, but using smaller features results in better performance for less power. Intel's best processors have 10 nm features. AMD's Ryzen processors have 7 nm features, which lets them perform better and use less power.
But Apple has scored a windfall -- they have gotten a fab to make them the first computer as opposed to mobile chips with 5 nm features. I imagine time will tell how much of the power efficiency advantage of the M1 comes from the smaller process size, and how much comes from the use of ARM rather than x There's also the issue of compatibility. But Apple hasn't been forthcoming about the details of the graphics coprocessor, so for now, you can only run software on the M1 from Apple.
What a load of Programs like Lightroom do make use of a lot of components - for example there are at least 5 different rendering pipelines, some of which are really legacy code almost noone currently employed by Adobe will have laid his hands on except maybe to remove compile time errors by current development environments fact. There will probably areas that are hand coded assembler highly likely.
And then there will be 3rd party libraries which will need to be ported first to make even the attempt to port viable. It isn't like they are taking a program written in plain old C and just running gcc again on a different platform.
I'm sure that it will be improved a bit when it goes M1 native but honestly I find that this new update is significant in terms of performance and in my tests so far I can not find fault with it. Lightroom still doesn't support color inversion for film scanning, which is where photography is headed these days.
The product continues to be oriented towards awkward processing of uninverted photos made with film scanners. Can't you just flip the curve settings and save it as a preset that can be applied on import? If there were that many requesting this feature -they'd have it by now. It's a niche field. Imagine how slow it would be comparing to C1 if they didn't improve performance with every update! Oh, wai Great news - compare mode etc is useful again.
Hard to fathom this really. It is a new problem alright - possibly as new as the most recent update prior to 4. I've been working with Lightroom for years and have a huge time investment in edits, keywords, etc. No-one is forcing you to switch. The random person specifies the things they think are better. I was referring to DT's use of demosaic methods like AMaZE that seem to preserve more fine detail and avoid artifacts compared to Lightroom's. Entropius Lightroom's latest version improved their demosaicing algorithms since you last used it and can in certain cases be better than the methods used by Darktable referring to algorithm changes reports from changelog and "Enhance Details" feature.
That being said, comparing demosaicing is very "technical" as you mentioned well and the practical side performance and workflow are usually taken into account into choosing an imaging software as well that could explain why some people prefer Lightroom in certain situations. Some people even have both Darktable and Lightroom for a complete fulfilment of their needs. Amaze for example produced horrible artefacts on the carbon fibre structures visible on unpainted areas of F1 cars, other algorithms produced a terrible mush on these areas.
LR reproduced the correct cross hatch pattern of the mesh carbon fibre used. Ah, that is interesting to hear that Adobe has gotten better. I am not going to pay rent for math, which is essentially what Adobe wants now, so I only have the "pre-monthly-fee" version to compare to. It's mathematically impossible to have a perfect demosaic; you're always making assumptions about the colors you didn't measure, and in channel-by-channel frequency space are having to make assumptions about the sorts of detail present in the image to recover super-Nyquist signal.
But I would be interested to know what that detail looks like, and what's needed to "get it right" while not sacrificing fidelity for other things like robin feathers, which are one of the things that tortures a lot of algorithms but that AMaZE has relatively few artifacts on. Robin feathers or the like are only a problem with cameras that have a too weak AA filter - I will only buy such a camera once an AA filter is no longer needed Mp on full frame camera sensor.
Amaze is quite bad for properly designed filter stacks! It seems like demosaicing algorithms are likely to be improved by recognizing image characteristics and using machine learning to pick regional algorithms, in part owing to assumptions baked into different algorithms.
My guess is Adobe is doing something at minimum as clever as comparing the input to a database of image types and then picking an algorithm accordingly, much like modern matrix exposure systems work. What I doubt is that Adobe has the best math. One of the great things about R and Blender is that academics will often implement their latest algorithms as extensions to open source software. It's weird to have LR version 4.
My version is, of course, the ancient non-CC LightRoom. The image quality is still second rate, I don't know what they're doing over there at Adobe but it ain't pretty They said in the Super Res announcement that it's coming, but evidently they meant it's coming later. Super Res is there 'sort of", with the Apple silicon M1 version. I've been working with it am impressed. This places an upsized.
Hopefully Adobe will get this fully rolled out shortly, it is pretty amazing. A minor friendly amendment to Charles Hull's approach for Windows anyway : In your Lightroom catalogue, right click the file you want to process and choose "Find in Explorer".
Right click on the file in Explorer and Open with Photoshop. Run Enhance, and then click "Done" without saving. ACR dumps the enhanced file in the same folder on creating it so you don't have to save. If you want to apply Super Resolution after you developed a file, you have to copy or sync settings manually. Don't forget to check whether or not you need as much Texture, Sharpening, Detail, etc.
You might not. I did this conversion in Photoshop with Adobe Camera Raw These 12MP images convert to nice 48MP images, something you could print 33 inches wide at dpi. Noise can be an issue for anything but photos in good light; noise seems to scale up with the increased pixels. But with normal light it works well.
I wish they improve the denoise feature. Lots of reviews and my test tell that they are behind Topaz or DxO. Don't understand why is it so difficult to implement these :. Just press i on the keyboard to show that info overlay, works in all versions I tested cc on iPad and windows as well as classic.
Thanks for the suggestion, I know that you can use I and E to switch between Info and Edit panel, but from the UI ergonomics perspective it's still not that satisfactory in the Mac version at least, I don't have windows. Example, editing lots of pics you don't always remember which photo was shot with which parameters. When I use edit-panel to do adjustments and want to quickly check the ISO for example, I have to press I to switch to Info and then E again to go to Edit if I press "I" again it hides the panel completely The best would be to either enable showing it all the time somewhere in the corner as it was in Lightroom Classic , or just show a real "overlay" of the information when you press and hold a particular key, then just hide this info-overlay when you let the key go But okay, I hope Adobe will implement it one day :.
All my Lightroom images.. Again answer the question: Which large, partly written in hand optimized assembler, software have you ported to M1 native code recently. I care none about that, it is not my problem. You should care that they do the port properly.
That takes time and since everyone has slammed Adobe to optimize the core code for x86 platforms you are now paying the price for that optimisation - if you have no clue what such a port takes I would advise you to curb your expectations because what you currently demand is absolutely insane. My demand to expect an update for the M1 system is far from insane, they are a big company, they aren't 3-man team.
I hope they work double-shifts, because the world moves fast. I already purchased few other suites and I'm sure I'm not the only one. You really have no clue how software development works. Ok, I know a. Edit -- I take that back -- bummer. I'm not used to referring to Lightroom CC as "Desktop" or "mobile".
My bad. I was hoping super resolution would end up in this update since they mentioned that it would come in a future update. Bummer, maybe next one. That will never happen. If Adobe will release a M1 native version, it will be the new LR. While they are working on a version for the mac, it's likely not a high priority for them as they are pushing people to regular LR, not LRC.
This is a good example why early adoption of new technology when avoidable is sometimes a good thing. Until they add edit-history to non-Classic Lightroom, I just can't switch. Also annoying: no custom aspect ratios for cropping. You're stuck with the defaults they give you. Lol I'd say the biggest thing Lr non-classic is missing is the ability to work completely locally. I don't always want to upload my photos to creative cloud In fact, I never want to upload my files to creative cloud.
Just as soon and Lightroom CC is not a step down in features from tired old Lightroom classic, I'll consider it. No calibration, no printing The Smart Album would know to only look within the Project, and not the entire catalog. Of course, you can place a Smart Album at the top of your catalog root level and have it apply to all Projects and sub folders.
Unfortunately for me, I couldn't get around the workflow in C1 so have returned to LR because I've used it for the past 5 years and have grown use to it, but the Smart Album functionality in C1 was appealing, because I didn't have to add extra critieria to make the album smart enough to know NOT to look at the entire catalog and would behave differently based on where it was placed within the catalog structure and IMO, is more intuitive than LR's implementation.
But I've found workarounds in LR, it's just more tedious and more work to set them up The M1 chip is simply another chip. It has many positives and some negatives, but it is not "magic" and not the "second coming" many Apple fan-boys have made it out to be. It will take significant re-working of code, new compilers and tools and significant testing.
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First, you need to be sure that you are installing the right program. The names are important here. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic users are responsible for their own file storage and Catalog backup systems.
There is also a separate program on the market now that is called Adobe Lightroom. Adobe Lightroom is much easier to learn since you are not responsible for your own file storage, or backup plans, with this software but this program does not offer all of the features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic. To be clear, this cloud-storage based program is not the same as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic and it is not the subject of the video tutorial above or the advice on how to upgrade Lightroom Classic below.
Upgrading Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic should not harm your computer or your photographs. Along with creating a robust reliable backup, I urge you to take this opportunity to save all of your metadata down to the file level too before upgrading. Although this step is not technically required it is strongly advised. If there is a disaster, and all of your data has been saved down to the file level xmp metadata block, then recovery is much easier.
This article is for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic users and not for those using the cloud-based Adobe Lightroom alternative. At this point, I also need to point out that your computer must be running an Operating System that can handle the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic. Most Lightroom Classic users do not understand that just installing the latest version of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic software package is not enough. You will also need to upgrade your current Lightroom Catalog to the newest format after you have installed the latest version of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic application.
Each version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic uses a slightly different Catalog format and these formats are not backwards compatible. Upgrading your current Lightroom Catalog is a separate step from installing the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software. In this phase of the installation process, Lightroom Classic will ask your permission to upgrade a copy of your existing Lightroom Catalog. Lightroom Classic will automatically make a copy of your older.
If you are working with a large Lightroom Catalog then this step might take a while. Please be patient. When the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Catalog upgrade process completes you will have two separate. Adobe automatically appends the -2 mark so that your new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic Catalog will not overwrite your older.
Unfortunately, this automatic renaming of your old Lightroom Classic Catalog can create a lot of confusion. Once the Lightroom Classic Catalog upgrade process is complete, I urge you to rename your new. If everything is working properly then you could delete your old Lightroom Catalog at this point but I suggest waiting a few weeks until you are completely convinced that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic is working properly.
Leaving a copy of your older Lightroom Catalogs on your hard drive takes up very little disk space and it will do you no harm until you are sure that the entire upgrade went as planned. Make sure you keep it for a few weeks to make sure everything works as planned.
Most likely, those who skip the Catalog renaming step accidentally create a mess of unnecessary. Now you should have access to all of the images, Collections, etc. You should now have all of your existing work and all the new tools that came with the update of Lightroom Classic. You can now back up once again, this step is totally up to you and not necessary but recommended in case anything happens.
If you have a large Catalog it could take a bit longer but just grab another coffee and you will do just fine! I hope that this blog post will help you understand how to update Lightroom on the newest version and what steps are necessary to make sure all your data is safe. I hope this guide helps you in process of updating your Lightroom. Let me know in the comments if you have any further questions.
Lightroom Presets. Your cart is empty. With each new release, Lightroom requires specific changes. First, you need to be sure that you are installing the right program. Check if Lightroom Classic CC works with your operating system. Make sure you make a backup copy of your Lightroom Catalog. Take a note of the location and name of your Lightroom Catalog. Setting your Preferences. Renaming your Catalog files really helps here.
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But, when loading my CD to new computer I was of course back to 6. Chat provided me a link and now all is back to normal. Thanks for your input!! I have exactla the same problem Yes the D needs v6. If you go for a Chat with ADobe-! Besides Adobe offer the DNG legacy support for free! Thanks a lot! Your tip was not only very fast but working and I got the download without problems. Three weeks ago I purchised a D - and the program doesn't reas the data. The correct answer at the top of this thread provides a link for downloading LR 6.
I had the same issue and just got off chat with Adobe moment ago and got the link to download 6. My reload of LR6 is now LR 6. Would you be willing to share the link they gave you? I just received a replacement for a bum Dell and I can't locate an upgrade or 6.
Thanks for the speedy reply. Unfortunately, that link from prodesigntools for CC doesn't work on Chrome or Edge. I get "Access Denied". The download links still work in Chrome. Be sure to follow the steps in " Very Important Instructions ". Thanks for sharing the download link. I just have online-chat with adobe support to get the download link 6. Adobe Support Community. Turn on suggestions. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.
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