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Help! Lightroom wont apply any edits i make to old photos despite having original files

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Nov 29, 2022 Nov 29, 2022

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I am at a loss here, no forum or FAQ seems to have even dealt with this issue. When I go to make edits on my old photos (previous edits are shown in the photo and on the sliders), the sliders move but the photo remains the same. No matter how many edits I change, the photo doesn't change or apply the edits, but the sliders do. When I press 'undo,' it just changes my selection to the last photo, as if I had never moved the sldiers at all.

 

Basically, I imported my photos from Bridge about a year ago. Since, I have deleted them from bridge, but they still show up in lightroom 'all photos' and do not appear with any icons, exclamations marks, etc. that would suggest the file is not found. I have the original raw files, so re-importing is not an issue, however when i try, the photos are greyed out and say they've already been imported. If they are already imported, why can't I edit them? I understand that the original file location hsa changed, but I basically have no options here to re link the files, since Lightroom is literally operating as if they arent missing, until I try to edit. There is literally no error message, no missing file icon, just complete refusal to edit. I have been searching for answers for hours, somebody save me LOL

 

I'm working with the newest Lr, on Windows, using cloud.

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Nov 29, 2022 Nov 29, 2022

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Screen-clips are worth a thousand words! (The full Lr interface preferred).

"Newest Lightroom" ? So which VERSION NUMBER?

"using cloud" ?  So are you using the Cloud based Version?

'all photos' and do not appear with any icons, exclamations marks,"- That is a Lightroom-CLASSIC function for 'Missing' photos. Are you confusing the two, very different, versions- Lightroom and Lightroom-Classic?

If using Lightroom then your imported photos are in your Adobe Cloud storage (Not local!)

Are you 'on-line' for Lightroom to access your photos?

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.1, Lightroom 6.1, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0.1, Windows-11.

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Nov 29, 2022 Nov 29, 2022

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In addition to Rob's questions, if you have moved the original files when working with Lightroom Classic, read here:

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom-photos-missing-fix/

 

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Nov 30, 2022 Nov 30, 2022

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Is it possible that you have activated a mask tool (like the adjustment brush), without actually applying a mask? That would explain it. You change the slider settings of the mask tool, not the general slider settings. And because the mask tool hasn't applied a mask yet, changing the tool setting doesn't do anything to the image.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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