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Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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So I am using the brush tool on some of my photos and after that I decided to use the spot removal tool. Upon doing so it removed more than the spot. It actually ended up removing separate brush strokes I have made. I am not sure how this is possible but please look into this. 

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Adobe Employee , Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020
Greetings, Updates to the Adobe Photography Products were released yesterday and include a fix for this issue. Please install the December update, restart your system and verify that you are no longer experiencing the issue. Thank you for your assistance in reporting, providing additional information and, most of all, for your patience.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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Can you provide screenshots or a screen recording of what you are seeing?

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Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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If it just removed the brush effect under the spot, that's what I'd expect. If larger than the spot then that would not be expected. 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qfIdGyYRGTU" style="max-width: 100%; max-height: 100%;" width="640px"></iframe>

sure hope this shows it

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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that's exactly what is happening but on a larger scale. I just posted a video of it. 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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Of course, I hope it helps

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Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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On Windows, it does exactly what I'd expect. 

  • took a freckled area of skin
  • darkened it with the brush 
  • used spot removal to remove both dark and light spots 
  • no effect on the brushed area either under the spot removal or in the adjoining area
  • same result with
  • both Clone and Heal

Watched the video and couldn't see what you are trying to illustrate. Suggest that you focus on just one area with a single brush stroke and a single spot removal. You move around to fast and show too many areas. Just focus on one. Shot before and after with the brush then remove one spot and show that result. 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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The spot removal is effecting other brush strokes. It is literally removing parts of the stroke. If you watch it a bit closely you'll see the highlighted areas where I selected to edit with the stroke were removed after I applied the spot removal. It's whacky. Hopeful this gets patched soon cause it's a pretty big glitch.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 27, 2020

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Derek,

I stepped through your video frame-by-frame and was particularly interested in the 20-24 second area of the video.  I noticed that though the brush overlay (green) does change after application of the spot heal but that it doesn't appear that the actual effect are is changed - only the overlay. 

Can you confirm this?

Does it happen on all images or just this image? Can you replicate this with a much more obvious adjustment so we can confirm whether this is an overlay artifact or an actual effect problem?

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 27, 2020

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So I can confirm it actually removes the effect of the brush. That one was a texture softening effect and once the spot removal was applied I noticed the softening was removed as well. I didn't want to change it because I am not sure if the glitch was a code read error due to the circumstances I applied but it had the same result on multiple photos in that collection. I removed some grass in another photo after applying the brush stroke and noticed it did the same effect where it removed the brush stroke I added. I will attempt to replicate it for you. 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 27, 2020

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<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6YOdSSx33yg" style="max-width: 100%; max-height: 100%;" width="640px"></iframe>

Here is another video of the glitch I am experiencing with more dramatic colors to show the spot removal is effecting the brush stroke edit as well. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 27, 2020

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I am not able to duplicate this on either Mac or Windows. Based on this, I would recommend resetting your preferences

Reset Procedure:

1. Close Lightroom.

2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom.

3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.

4. Close Lightroom.

5. Restart Lightroom.

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 28, 2020 Oct 28, 2020

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Thanks for the information. We've logged a bug to investigate.

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Contributor ,
Oct 28, 2020 Oct 28, 2020

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Tested and confirmed this on my end, too. Win 10 - I haven't tested thoroughly but seeing it when Exposure and/ or Shadows is used in the brush

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Participant ,
Oct 28, 2020 Oct 28, 2020

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Overview

  1. very slow, about 2-3 seconds per spot vs instantaneous on V9.4 
  2. like was reported for MacOS users, removing a spot undoes a brush stroke

I've been trying to recreate the MacOS problem on Windows and finally did it by accident. This is a freshly imported image. Below are screen captures:

  1. before brush 

    1original-3e0b1d76-591b-4047-9dd2-f29672ea8aad-645004533.jpg


  2. after brush

    2afterbrush-34acb94f-b4dd-4aa8-9c89-294b1494e9fa-692420995.jpg


  3. after removing one spot 

    3removeonespot-2e4936ba-828e-440b-bb3f-9bb335282942-691048828.jpg

    Depending on the spot, different areas of the bag are affected. 

Just FYI, this is a velvet bag for a Sony headset that could find lint in a NASA clean room. 

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Participant ,
Oct 28, 2020 Oct 28, 2020

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Update:

  1. exported image 2 as a 4K jpeg
  2. imported jpeg 
  3. performance restored, instantaneous spot removal
  4. excellent results
4final-45eee43c-f9c6-4f13-9276-25af88f7bb25-1274636875.jpg
 

So the trick (technique) until we get a fix:

  1. perform all edits except spot removal
  2. export image as a jpeg
  3. import
  4. remove spots 

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Participant ,
Oct 28, 2020 Oct 28, 2020

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I've tried reproducing this problem and have been unable to get LrC 10 to misbehave.

Bill, can you provide more detailed steps with screen shots of brush work and spot removal?

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 28, 2020 Oct 28, 2020

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I would add that since I use both LR and PS (along with others) in my workflow. I save all of my spot removal for PS. It is much more reliable and flexible. I have a brush preset that I use in Quick Mask mode utilizing content-aware. With it, I can remove any spots, most items, changing sizes on the fly as well as removing long spots or items, overhead wires, cracks in sidewalks, the dividing crease between cement blocks, etc.

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Participant ,
Oct 28, 2020 Oct 28, 2020

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Anthony, 

 

I guess I don't understand what you want in addition to what I already supplied. Let me know and I'll do it sometime on Thursday. 

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Advocate ,
Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

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I had the same thing happen yesterday; spot removal in a previously brushed area caused part of the brushwork to disappear, but then removing a second spot caused it to come back. Also several seconds wait for each spot correction to be applied, sometimes with display blackout in the interval. Today I will try working with GPU turned off. Windows 10, LrC 10.

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Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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With GPU turned off everything works fine; instant spot heal and local adjustments. No blackouts. 27 in., 2460x1440 resolution display, Win 10.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 31, 2020 Oct 31, 2020

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I am having this same problem.

Using Mac version of Adobe Lightroom Classic v10.0

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2020 Nov 01, 2020

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I'm having the same issues. Windows based

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Nov 01, 2020 Nov 01, 2020

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Trick, but not a resolution, use spot removal as the last step in the develop process while we wait for a fix from Adobe. 

 

The strange thing, is that the problem exists on one photo and then not on another. I've yet to find a pattern. 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2020 Nov 01, 2020

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Bill I find that's when the problem arises.  I have better luck if I do spot removal at the beginning of the development process.  Doing it AFTER local adjustments is when it spits the dummy out.

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Nov 02, 2020 Nov 02, 2020

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I attached samples earlier to show that it is working the other way for me, however I've since discovered that the problem on my system is completely random. Most of the time, it doesn't happen at all. My Lightroom is completely without any sort of mods, plug-ins, presets, etc.; straight out of the box from Adobe. 

 

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