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A preset or editing applied to all the photos on my computer

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Nov 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022

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Hi everyone

I faced a problem and I was hopping you people can save me. I installed lightroom classic and added 2 photos and edited them it was all fine but the next day when I turned my computer on I saw the last editing or a preset applied to all the photos on my computer, when I click and open a photo it is the original version but after 1 or 2 second it changes and it turns to an edited version. I even deleted lightroom and everything related to the app but it didn't work and I even copied the photos to another computer and the exact same thing happened Photos just change.

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Nov 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022

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Lightroom can only work on photos that are imported to it. It can't affect any other photos on your computer. 

 

Sean McCormack. Author. Magazine Writer. Official Fuji X-Photographer.

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Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Dear Sean,

Thank you really.

hope I can fix it somehow.

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Nov 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022

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Or this 2010 article might explain-

Why do I see my images change after they are imported into Lightroom? | Laura Shoe's Lightroom Train...

 

Lightroom-Classic never changes the image data of your files on the hard-drive.

LrC creates its own preview to dislpay in the catalog, and its appearance can be altered by any Profiles or Develop Presets that might be applied in the import process. But it is only the 'Appearance' of the image in LrC! You can change that in many ways as you choose.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Dear Rob,

 

the article you shared is very informative, but it explains a different issue.

anyway thanks.

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So let me dissect your post and try to understand better your problems-

 

I installed lightroom classic and added 2 photos

So a fresh install, starting with a totally new Catalog and 2 images imported, correct?

...edited them it was all fine but the next day when I turned my computer on I saw the last editing or a preset applied to all the photos on my computer,

Well that sounds correct when viewing only the 2 photos IN Lightroom-Classic. But as described by @SeanMcCormack  LrC will NOT change all photos in your computer.

when I click and open a photo it is the original version

How do you "open"? - In Lightroom-Classic, or some other viewing App?

but after 1 or 2 second it changes and it turns to an edited version.

And was that in Lightroom-Classic, or some other viewing App?

I even deleted lightroom and everything related to the app but it didn't work

What "didn't work"?

and I even copied the photos to another computer and the exact same thing happened Photos just change.

Change how?

And was that in Lightroom-Classic, or some other viewing App?

And do you have a calibrated monitor?

Post a screen-clip of the page you see from the LrC MENU: Help > System Info...

And a screen-clip that might show the "change" you see.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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