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"Select Subject" Not Working on Specific Subjects

Explorer ,
Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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I am running Lightroom Classic 12.0.1 on a Windows 11 PC.  I have a problem with "Select Subject" not working on a specific group of bird photos.  On other bird photos it works fine.  This has never happened to me before.  Normally, the frame around the "Select Subject" panel lights up and then you click to select the subject.  When I hover over the "Select Subject" panel it doesn't even light up.  Clicking on the panel does nothing.  Here's two examples, one that worked and one that didn't.

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Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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Whenever LrC shows erratic behavior, the first thing to reset the preferences. Also restart the computer.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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In your second screenshot, in the histogram panel, note the lighting bolt symbol bottom right corner (of the panel) .

 

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Your selected photo is using an older process. Maybe imported long long ago? As a result, newer edit tools do not function, surprised they show up at all.

 

https://photographylife.com/lightroom-process-version

 

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Explorer ,
Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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Hi GoldingD,



You nailed the problem. The image is using version 1. I changed to version
5 and now "Select Subject" is working perfectly. I'm not sure how that
image got to be version 1 though. It's a photo I took today and imported
today. Every picture I imported today was version 1.



Thanks





Jeff Goulden Photography

Nature, Wildlife and Landscape Photography

<> www.JeffGouldenPhotography.com

Phone: (253) 691-9258

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Nov 04, 2022 Nov 04, 2022

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