Many photos settings messed up by mysterious "multiple settings"

New Here ,
Dec 12, 2020 Dec 12, 2020

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Hi!

I recently have been noticing that many of my photos have their adjustments turned off. Anything that is outside of the Basic dropdown is off, and crop is removed. I found someone else with this same problem but they didnt have a solution besides restoring a catalog backup. I've done a lot of photo work since my last backup, so I'd like not to do that. When I go into history I see that affected photos have a "multiple settings" item on top, and that if I go to the item below, it brings back all the original edits.

The person I linked said this happened after trying out ON1 Raw, a Lightroom alternative, and that is something I tried out (for like 5 seconds) last week. I can post screenshots, but that's pretty much all there is to it I can think of. Any ideas on how to fix? Really don't want to have to restore old catalog, unless I can easily copy new edits between new and old to bring it up to date. Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 12, 2020 Dec 12, 2020

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Can you post your OS and LRC version numbers thanks Harrison?

Any correlation between file formats and this issue?

Ive used Lightroom for nearly 10 years and havent noticed the "Multiple Settings" in the History, but thats not to say it doesnt happen.

If you post a screenshot please use the "Insert Photos" icon in the tool set of the Reply post window instead of linking.

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Dec 13, 2020 Dec 13, 2020

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MacOS 11.0.1

LR 10.1

No, I only use DNG and NEF and always have. The only thing that changed between a working catalog and a broken one are installing ON1 and one other to try out and setting them up. 

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Dec 13, 2020 Dec 13, 2020

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You can go down one step in history, one photo at a time. But, I realize that's probably a tedious solution, but at least you don't lose your edits.

 

I can't see any way that ON1 caused this.

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Dec 14, 2020 Dec 14, 2020

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Ok, so I tried quite hard to fix my current catalog, but in the end I had to use the backup.

The problem is that it took me over a week to realize that something had gone wrong, so I had done a bit of work since the last backup. First I contacted support, and they were no help, then I tried finding some command to step back in history, but to no avail. Then I went into the catalog file as a SQLite DB, and created some queries that should have fixed it, but for some reason (maybe recent update?) all of the history steps were in binary while the current settings for each photo are serialized Lua objects. I tried figuring out what the binary blobs were in actuality, but it only seemed to be gibberish. I then opted to try and write a plugin, read through some documentation, but found you couldn't touch history with the SDK. 

 

All this to then give up, and decide to do it the way I should've done it in the first place...

I restored my backup catalog, and then exported each collection from my new catalog that had new edits as a separate catalog. I then imported each one into the backup and fixed some thingamabobs and 5 minutes after starting was back to a working LR. 

 

Phew! What a waste of time. 

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