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Tue, Mar 29, 2016 10:07 AM

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Camera Raw / Lightroom - flicker in RAW

Just updated to RAW 9.5 and Lightroom 6.5 and I'm experiencing the problem in both apps.

Whenever I make a change (exposure, contrast, highlights, blacks etc.) the image flickers. So there's no smooth transition, it just jumps around constantly from bright to dark and back again. It does end up with the correct result once I'm done but it's very difficult to see what I'm actually doing while doing it.

Macbook, El Capitan v. 10.11.4
All Creative Cloud apps are up to date

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5 years ago

A long shot - is your monitor profile an LUT profile?  See here: #14

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

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Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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5 years ago

Does the flicker show if you turn off the GPU acceleration in the user preferences? Does the flicker happen on all photos? Did the problem show in RAW 9.4 and Lr 6.4?

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5 years ago

Definitely try unchecking the option Preferences > Performance > Use Graphics Processor.  

A number of people on the other forum have reported flickering in 2015.5 / 6.5 that goes away after disabling the GPU, e.g.

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2123410
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2121688
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2120195
https://forums.adobe.com/message/8615222#8615222
https://forums.adobe.com/message/8607865#8607865

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5 years ago

Victoria: Not a LUT profile :-)
Simon and John: The problem only appears in the new versions. The GPU thing seems to work in Lightroom but the problem is still there with camera RAW.

I went into the Photoshop preferences to turn it off - does that affect the RAW app as well?