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LR keeps going to same album on startup

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Dec 16, 2023 Dec 16, 2023

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After a recent update, LR keeps opening up on the same album on startup even in development mode.

Previous versions used to open up on the latest album.

Any assistance in fixing this appreciated.

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Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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If you're talking about catalogs in Lightroom Classic, then that can be set in the applications preferences, first tab.

Otherwise, please clarify.

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Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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No, talking about the image albums.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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Please post your System Information as Lightroom Classic (LrC) reports it. In LrC click on Help, then System Info, then Copy. Paste that information into a reply. Please present all information from first line down to and including Plug-in Info. Info after Plug-in info can be cut out as that is just so much dead space to us non-Techs and it takes up vast amounts of scroll space making the reply less readable and less likely that others will bother with your post.

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Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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Thanks GoldingD.

 

Lightroom Classic version: 13.0.1 [ 202310121438-d2af310c ]

License: Creative Cloud

Language setting: en

Operating system: Windows 10 - Home Premium Edition

Version: 10.0.19045

Application architecture: x64

System architecture: x64

Logical processor count: 12

Processor speed: 3.1GHz

SqLite Version: 3.36.0

CPU Utilisation: 5.0%

Built-in memory: 16318.3 MB

Dedicated GPU memory used by Lightroom: 2475.4MB / 5980.0MB (41%)

Real memory available to Lightroom: 16318.3 MB

Real memory used by Lightroom: 1954.8 MB (11.9%)

Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 5000.4 MB

GDI objects count: 836

USER objects count: 3068

Process handles count: 2310

Memory cache size: 24.0MB

Internal Camera Raw version: 16.0 [ 1677 ]

Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 5

Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2

Camera Raw virtual memory: 452MB / 8159MB (5%)

Camera Raw real memory: 968MB / 16318MB (5%)

System DPI setting: 144 DPI

Desktop composition enabled: Yes

Standard Preview Size: 3840 pixels

Displays: 1) 3840x2160, 2) 2560x1440

Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: Yes, External touch: No, External pen: No, Keyboard: No

 

Graphics Processor Info:

DirectX: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (31.0.15.3623)

Init State: GPU for Image Processing supported by default

User Preference: Auto

 

Application folder: E:\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic

Library Path: E:\LR backups\2023-08-08 1710\Lightroom Catalog-2-2-v12\Lightroom Catalog-2-2-v12-v13.lrcat

Settings Folder: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom

 

Installed Plugins:

1) AdobeStock

2) Flickr

3) HDR Efex Pro 2

4) Nikon Tether Plugin

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Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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Assuming this relates to Lightroom Classic - "album" is terminology from the Lightroom cloud based system - the standard behaviour should be for the Filmstrip to show the most recently viewed folder, collection or smart collection (not the most recently created). Also to be viewing the same image as before, plus to have any highlighted selection of other images the same as before. If there is something else happening, re-setting the LrC Preferences may resolve this. 

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-do-i-reset-lightrooms-preferences/ 

 

There is also a LrC Preferences setting (General tab) which controls what is seen after each import of new photos into the Catalog. If checked, you will always then switch to view the Previous Import special smart collection (the photos that have just been imported). If not checked, you will continue to see whatever was showing before your import.

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Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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Hi Richard,

Yes, should be to show the most recently viewed folder but mine is showing the same folder each time I open it, even when it opens in Develop mode.

I have checked my prefs and they're set to the most recently viewed.

I'm not using the cloud but my storing on my own drives if that makes a diff?

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Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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Thanks for confirmation that you are using Lightroom Classic not the cloud Lightroom. 

 

One question: of what sort is this 'album' that LrC always returns to - a Collection, a Smart Collection, a Collection Set or a Folder view? (trying to narrow down the problem here). I am half wondering whether the tethering plugin might be somehow involved - that might be supported if the view Lrc was always bringing you back to, was the same as where new tethered captures would be seen.

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Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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Just a folder view.

I've had the tether plugin part of LR for a long time but haven't used it in years (forgot it was even there). I've updated through previous versions and the latest version is the first time I've encountered this issue. 

 

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Dec 18, 2023 Dec 18, 2023

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The prefs setting "most recently viewed" I think refers to re-opening whichever whole Catalog was last open, not whichever Folder was last seen within the Catalog, when the software starts up.

 

Have you tried resetting (fully deleting and then having the software sutomatically re-create) the LrC preferences file? Sometimes that is the only way to restore normal expected behaviour. It's a bit mysterious how / why this step becomes necessary, but when necessary, it's necessary! I believe I've had to do that twice... ever, since version 1.

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Dec 18, 2023 Dec 18, 2023

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I'll give that a try.

Cheers!

 

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LEGEND ,
Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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Some observations, these do not solve your issue. But you might have some issues downwind.

Lightroom Classic version: 13.0.1

V 13.1 is available. unfortunately no feature updates, just camera and lens updates and many bug fixes (non of them relate to this discussion). NOt sure why s few added cameras and a few added lenses rate an update, as opposed to what was clearly a bug fix. (should this have not been LrC v13.0.3??)

 

for bug fixes, see:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/fixed-issues.html

Graphics Processor Info:
DirectX: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (31.0.15.3623)
Init State: GPU for Image Processing supported by default
User Preference: Auto

GPU driver v536.23, not so bad, released in August, a newer one, v546.33 is available. but it does not solve any issue you may be having. But in general, for the Adobe products, keep those GPU drivers up to date. Adobe has a nasty habit of leveraging the latest drivers (mostly an issue at a large update or upgrade)

Library Path: E:\LR backups\2023-08-08 1710\Lightroom Catalog-2-2-v12\Lightroom Catalog-2-2-v12-v13.lrcat

That is of concern. That path implies you are either using a uncompressed backup, or you keep your original working catalog on the same hard drive as the backup. Very bad form. Backups should be on a separate hard drive. Hard drive breaks, both working and backup go poof

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Thanks GoldingD, I'll look into that.

Cheers!

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