Why do I have to keep pressing 'update AI settings' to see my edits?

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Aug 09, 2022 Aug 09, 2022

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Hi all,

Sorry if this is an obvious fix, but as much as I appreciate the brilliant new masking updates of lightroom, I'm getting very frustrated that every time I'm reopening a collection to contiue editing on, instead of seeing my previously edited version of the photo, I see a small triangle with an exclamation mark and 'update AI settings'. When I click on that, the edits return, but having to go through a whole catalogue of 1000+ photos and do this is such a time waster. I must be missing something here, why does it appear and better yet, can I do something to just keep the edits there permenantly? 

 

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Aug 09, 2022 Aug 09, 2022

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I suggest you look in this forum for "MacOS permissions", could be that.

 

Specifically: how-to-give-full-disk-access-to-lightroom-classic-on-macos 

 

The new masking saves / caches the results from AI mask calculation to a separate resource location on disk alongside the Catalog, ready for retrieval when you next come back to the same photo. Perhaps in your case the application is not currently successful at writing those data out. 

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Aug 09, 2022 Aug 09, 2022

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If it is not the permissions problem as mentioned by @richardplondon , then it sounds like maybe you deleted this separate file. It is called 'catalogname.lrcat-data' and should not be deleted. If you rename or move a catalog, then make sure this file gets renamed or moved too.

 

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Aug 10, 2022 Aug 10, 2022

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True: but I would hope that if this folder was found absent, it should then get re-created - the next time a new AI mask was generated? Assuming LrC had the permissions to do that.

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Aug 10, 2022 Aug 10, 2022

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@richardplondon wrote:

True: but I would hope that if this folder was found absent, it should then get re-created - the next time a new AI mask was generated? Assuming LrC had the permissions to do that.



Yes, it does get recreated, but you have to update each mask to do that. Lightroom won't do it automatically.

 

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Aug 11, 2022 Aug 11, 2022

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Hi guys, 

Thanks so much for your replies and help! So I've opened the folder up and seen a ridiculous amount of 'data' in reds - I have had quite a few issues with my laptop in the last two weeks and so I'm not sure if this is the result of that or if its normal?

 

I believe the reason I'm having to press it again and again is because it's being uploaded/downloaded to icloud each time...anyone else experienced this? What do you recommend, that I just remove lightroom from icloud altogether?

 

Thank-you

 

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Aug 11, 2022 Aug 11, 2022

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iCloud is Apple, not Adobe. If you really store your Lightroom catalog in iCloud Drive, then indeed maybe you should not do that.

 

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Aug 12, 2022 Aug 12, 2022

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Does anyone know how I can do that? And also if it's safe to delete all the excess .lrcat-data files?

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Aug 12, 2022 Aug 12, 2022

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@iqraa61698126 wrote:

Does anyone know how I can do that? And also if it's safe to delete all the excess .lrcat-data files?



I have never seem those files on my system. There should only be one file, called 'catalogname.lrcat-data'. Yes, it should be possible to delete them. The worse that can happen is that you once again need to update the masks.

 

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