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80 Points

Wed, Oct 25, 2017 4:26 PM

Lightroom Classic: Blacks out at every click of the mouse

my lightroom cc blacks out at every click of the mouse! don't know what to do anymore. trying to get through a wedding editing is like pulling teeth! we need help asap! it is so bad that it is near unsueable.




5.9K Messages


103.8K Points

3 years ago

Windows? If you've checked the graphics card manufacturer's website for an update, try option 2 on this tech note (ignoring the fact it says it's about crashing on quit)

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

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

5 Messages


244 Points

3 years ago

I'm seeing the same thing on my laptop with Classic 7.0.1. Every time I go to click on an image in Develop module, it blacks out or blanks out. It's unusable until I went to 'Edit, Preferences, Performance' and unticked the 'use graphics processor'.  

I'm on the latest Windows version, fully updated and latest graphics drivers. 

Lightroom Classic version: 7.0.1 [ 1142117 ]

License: Creative Cloud

Operating system: Windows 10

Version: 10.0

Application architecture: x64

System architecture: x64

Logical processor count: 8

Processor speed: 2.3 GHz

Built-in memory: 8108.8 MB

Real memory available to Lightroom: 8108.8 MB

Real memory used by Lightroom: 757.0 MB (9.3%)

Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 861.4 MB

GDI objects count: 609

USER objects count: 2269

Process handles count: 1344

Memory cache size: 10.7MB

Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 5

Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2

Camera Raw virtual memory: 342MB / 4054MB (8%)

Camera Raw real memory: 344MB / 8108MB (4%)

System DPI setting: 96 DPI

Desktop composition enabled: Yes

Displays: 1) 1920x1080

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


Graphics Processor Info:

DirectX: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M




Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

Library Path: E:\Dropbox\LR\\Test.lrcat

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


Installed Plugins:

1) AdobeStock

2) Canon Tether Plugin

3) Export to Photomatix Pro

4) Facebook

5) Flickr

6) Nikon Tether Plugin

7) TPG LR Backup


Config.lua flags: None


Adapter #1: Vendor : 10de


Adobe Administrator


15.4K Messages


290.6K Points

3 years ago

Sounds like a graphics driver issue. If you disable "Use Graphics Processor" under the Performance tab, does it behave normally? If so, does updating the graphics driver and turning back on "Use Graphics Processor" work correctly?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

3 Messages


112 Points

3 years ago

Not Responding. Something I never saw in LR before the last update. 7 Beta releases for a faster smoother process and then, one more update. Should have left well enough alone.

150 Messages


2.9K Points

3 years ago

For me it happens every time I push lightroom to its limits doing big panoramas or several jobs in the same time or when I was trying to do spot removal on very big files in V6 . This blackout black screen is happening since version 6.0 for more than 2 years now and it it is still happening on version 7 but on less ocassions and v7 spot removal speed is fantastic even on very big panos. To cure the black screen I restart lightroom. On the new version which is faster than V6 it still happening but less.

If I switch gpu acceleration off lightroom is slower and I rater restart every 10 minutes or so.

Windows 10 latest GPU drivers from 2 days ago. NVIDIA 980Ti. 8 core i7 5960X 64GB RAM