I dont know if I'm missing a trick, but the new version of Lightroom is such a disaster for my workflow, I had to go back to the old version.
I'm a professional portrait photorapher, just for relevance.
They took away all the presets, sotfen skin, iris enhance, all of my own ones I'd made. Now we can create our own masks, which is great, but its awful because you cant carry those masks over image to image, so for every single photo I have to start again with no presets, or copy and paste over all the settings, neither of which is ideal to say the least. I need to be able to have my presets good to go, these take me most of the way there.
Any tips, urgh.
On my WIN rig, just tested a mask, created mask in one photo, selected that and another, it worked. Note the mask button in the sync dialog, note a warning if the masks include AI
Hello There I et a lot of problems with the new version I need to go back on the lastest version
How do you go back on it please?
I called them, they took over my PC and did it for me, took them 5 mins, but now I'm too afraid to close it just in case it forces the update. That new version is a nightmare, unless I just dont understand it properly, but to release it in November, when just about every photographer I know is in the height of their busy season seems like a terrible oversight, so much stress.
There's no right time for everybody. Just turn off automatic updates in the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop app and then you'll be able to upgrade if/when you're ready. You get to the setting by clicking File --> Preferences --> Apps.
Sorry, not sure I understand. Are you talking about the adjustment brush presets? If so, they should all still be there.
Oh thank goodness! I assumed I just couldn't find it, but when I was on chat with Adobe they didn't correct me so I probably just assumed the worst, so glad I reached out to the community! Maybe I'll brave the update in December now knowing this. Many thanks!
"but now I'm too afraid to close it just in case it forces the update."
Not a pro photog, but a retired pro Info Tech, Am I making a bad assumption that you are allowing auto updates in Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App for the applications? This can be turned off, as a Info Tech type, I never ever ever allow auto updates, oh, I allow the app to tell me they exist, but not to run.
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Thank you for this, that's exactly what the Adobe tech suggested too. I really like to keep the program up to date, I think it's got better and better over the last few years, I like many of the changes, this one wrong footed me at this time of year, that won't happen again.
thanks for taking the time to reply with good advice, it's appreciated.
To add to those good suggestions, always check the update settings before you confirm them…especially if you have Auto-Update on. You can prevent a “forced” update by having Auto-Update off. I sure have Auto-Update disabled, I want to approve each one individually.
But even if you have Auto-Update off, when you manually click Update, you will be asked whether you want to bring forward your settings and preferences. Stop and make sure that is enabled, so that they’re available in the new version.
My local adjustment presets are present in the new version.
I agree that there are lots of new features and changes made to existing features in the upgrade, which need to be explored and become comfortable with prior to adopting for critical projects if you are financially dependent on the application.
Maybe the better approach would be to install the upgrade and do not accept the offer to convert your working Catalog.
My work is personal and I do not have financial considerations to consider. Normally I have auto update turned off as I have had some surprises that take a few hours recovering from.
I believe there is an option to retain the version 10 application and use a new Catalog to do your testing on LrC 11.
It doesn't take long to learn the new Masking which is the major change. Watch a couple 10 minute Youtube videos and a little practice and you should be good to go.
yes its dreadful
I'm a working pro and still mad that Apple canned Aperture. Lightroom certainly can't get a much worse UI, and the functionality changes haven't affected me at all. But I don't do heavy-duty retouching in LR, that's all done in Photoshop. I almost never do local adjustments.
Absolutely Hating it!
Completely destroyed my workflow.
@IIUnknownII sorry to hear that, can you explain what kind of problem you're having? It may be a simple solution.