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320 Points

Sat, Nov 17, 2012 2:21 PM

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Lightroom: Undo function fails and applies a preset instead

LR4.2 When removing a photo from a collection and then pressing "undo" the photo is not returned to the collection and instead a preset is applied to the next photo.

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475 Messages

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10.7K Points

6 years ago

This has been fixed in 5.5 (sort of - see below). You can download 5.5 from within the Lightroom application via Help>Check for Updates..., or you can download it manually from here:

http://www.adobe.com/support/download...

It turns out that fixing this correctly involves very invasive, far-reaching changes to the way that Lightroom handles menus on Windows. These changes were too extensive and potentially destabilizing to be thoroughly tested in time for the 5.5 release. So, we have opted for a temporary fix that is incomplete, but much safer than the real fix. As such, it is still possible to hit this bug, but it is much less likely. And if you do hit it, the consequences are much less bad. We plan to provide a real, complete fix in a future update.

Thanks,
Ben

677 Messages

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8.7K Points

8 years ago

Cannot reproduce. Win 7.

How do you remove the photo?

8 Messages

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320 Points

8 years ago

Right click > remove from collection. It also does this in the book module - which is where I have been working.

Vista 64

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76.3K Points

8 years ago

I've had a similar problem too, from time to time - then it goes away. I never had even the slightest clue why it may come, or go... Haven't seen it much lately, although I do remember the last time, because I had forgotten all about it until then. Others have reported similar problems too. For me, problem wasn't confined to undoing remove-from-collection, but was always assigning a preset instead of undoing.

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320 Points

8 years ago

Yeah, I have also noticed that it isn't strictly within collections. I have never noticed it until now.

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72 Points

8 years ago

I am having this issue. If I press undo or ctrl & z it applies a random preset which I can't then get rid of and have to reset the entire photo. It drives me crazy, especially if I have done a lot of work on the photo. I'm using Windows 7, 64 bit and LR 4.1.

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72 Points

8 years ago

Oh the only way I can get it function normally again is to restart LR but it again happens within 20 mins.

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76.3K Points

Consider clicking the '+1' button above.

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320 Points

8 years ago

I still have the issue and have to reset the photo as well. Another thing is that if I remove a photo from a collection (by unflagging it for instance), the photo will disappear, but if I ctrl-z to undo and bring it back, a preset is applied to the next photo and I then I have to remember which photo I just removed.

8 Messages

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320 Points

8 years ago

annoying

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324 Points

8 years ago

I'm having this issue too.

But I've discovered that is not only CTRL + Z that fire an randon preset. I've had this issue even with a mere click on About in Help menu - instead of showing the about dialog, LR "checks" the item in the menu and apply a random preset.

VERY ODD!

Windows 8 + LR 4.3

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90 Points

8 years ago

This bug has been in LR for quite sometime. I keep hoping that they will fix it but i guess that they haven't found it yet. It's completely random. The only way around it i've found it to restart the application. Before i start doing my final processing in lightroom (when i use presets) i do a test first to see if it's working. Today, i did that test and things were fine, after processing maybe 7 of the 8 photos that i'm finishing, it stopped working and now CTRL+Z is applying a preset instead of undoing. Very annoying.

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76 Points

7 years ago

Problem is still present in LR5. If I cull a number of presets it 'appears' to happen less. For people with the problem how many presets are you running with? (approx)

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110 Points

7 years ago

Confirmed, this most annoying bug is still a problem with Lightroom 5. I currently have 996 develop presets installed.

When the undo bug appears, I have to close and reopen Lightroom to get rid of it. Starting with Lightroom 5, a crash notification pops up after closing it when this problem came up, and I just hope it's properly being closed and doesn't silently corrupt my catalog.

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60 Points

7 years ago

It also happens from time to time when I click File -> exit. Instead of closing Lightroom a random preset is apllied for all selected pictures.

As I exported 2000 pictures I had a preset wrongly applied in 2000 !!! pictures. I have no idea how to get rid of it. The only chance is to change it manually (2000 pictures x 4 sec = 2,2h stupid work)

This is very annoying!

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76.3K Points

ScrewAutoSync will fix it.

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112 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LR 4.1: Ctrl + z loads a random preset..


Sometimes when I start used presents and I try undo something (ctrl + z), LR loads immediatly a random present. but when i restart LR, ctrl+z start works in property way. Anyone have the same problem, I read it was on previous version lightroom 2. I have this problem on 3.6, 4.0 and 4.1, also version doesn't matter. Why this bug isn't fix yet.
The same problem is there: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4530223
And still noone fix this. I don't wanna buy LR 4.2 with that but. I think about aperture..