Lightroom Desktop 3.3: Lens corrections not visible in thumbnails

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Hi there. I just updated LR desktop (on a MacBook Pro running Catalina) to version 3.3. Since updating, I have noticed that when I apply lens corrections to newly added photos, the effects of those corrections are not visible when viewing the photos in grid view or in exported jpgs of the photos. The effects are only visible when viewing the photos in detail view. Removing and reapplying the lens corrections does not fix this issue. Lens corrections still appear as normal in the (also newly updated) mobile versions of LR.

I would appreciate if this suspected bug was looked into. Thanks very much in advance for your help.
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I am not able to replicate this problem. 

  1. Import Image
  2. Apply Lens Profile
  • Image in Loupe updates
  • Thumbnail in Filmstrip updates
  • Image in Grid updates
  • Exported image updates
You might start by resetting your preference file. If that doesn't do it, then we should probably look at a clean reinstall of the application.

1. Close Lightroom.
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom.
3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.
4. Close Lightroom.
5. Restart Lightroom.
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Thanks for the response, Rikk. Unfortunately, neither resetting application preferences, nor reinstalling the software appears to have resolved the issue. Furthermore, it looks like it's happening to not just newly imported photos, but also any photo to which I make new edits following the 3.3 update. Once the edit panel is closed and the edits take effect in grid view, lens corrections disappear. They remain visible in detail view, but not in grid view or in exported jpgs.
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Hi Liam, I have similar issues.

I first noticed it when exporting photos to jpeg after the latest update, for my Z6 NEF files the exported photos have a magenta color tone, so do the thumbnails. But the detailed view is allright.
Lightroom Web and Mobile do work fine and I use them to export/download jpegs until this issue is resolved.

I tested older photos I exposed in the past too, and I noticed the lens corrections were not exported as you described since version 3.3. I too have Lightroom installs on the latest MacOS. I treid Rikk's suggestions without success either.
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I installed Lightroom 3.2.1 again for now, that fixed the problem.
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We now believe this to be an artifact of a bad install. Have either of you tried going back to 3.3 after reverting to 3.2.1? 
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I just did, but the exported photos are wrong again in version 3.3.
Uninstalled and installed a few times now.
For reference I run MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 on a 2017 5K 27 inch iMac with 3.4 GHz Intel I5 and a Radeon Pro 570 graphics card. I tried disabling GPU acceleration, but nothing works.If there is anything I can test let me know, going back to 3.2.1 again now.

Let me share 2 screen grabs, 1 of the development window, and another one of the export preview window. Without making any edits. (Camera Nikon Z 6)

Maybe my info helps.




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This is a different issue that the original poster was reporting. 

OP- "Since updating, I have noticed that when I apply lens corrections to newly added photos, the effects of those corrections are not visible when viewing the photos in grid view or in exported jpgs of the photos. "

You are seeing a Magenta Cast with no edits applied. This should be a separate thread. 
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Different Issue

Please reference the new conversation here: Lightroom Destkop: Magenta Cast on Export (Nikon Z6)
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True, but the effect depends on the camera, here is an example from the Canon EOS M5. In this case you notice the camera correction isn't exported when you look at the vignetting. This is exactly the same issue as the OP.



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John, I was having something similar happen and I found that LR desktop was not exporting the selected camera profile - it was always exporting Adobe Color, even if I had, say camera standard selected. This was happening alongside the lens correction issue.
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I do have the issue when using Adobe profiles as well.
But it seems you managed to resolve the issue. Anything else you did?
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I was having problems with the camera matching profiles. Adobe Color consistently worked normally. I reverted back to 3.2.1 to make the camera matching profiles work again. I have been in discussion on the forums here about that issue too.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC 3.3 - Lens corrections missing on export.

I've had a help desk rep remote into my computer and confirm this issue. There is a bug in Lightroom CC 3.3 for macOS (10.15.1) where images exported to either TIF or JPG format are missing applied lens distortion corrections. We reverted my installation of Lightroom back to 3.2.1 and exporting to TIF and JPG applied the lens corrections as it should, and the most recent version of Lightroom for iPad also applies lens corrections on export as expected. This appears to be a bug in the 3.3 release where lens corrections are not being applied to exported images. Whether this bug is for both the macOS and Windows versions of Lightroom CC desktop or just macOS I can't be certain.
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Can you tell us if you have used the new Raw Defaults feature in Preferences > Import panel? If so, what setting are you using?
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No, I didn't used that feature. The effect is not limited to newly imported files.
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I have been testing a bit more to see if I can pinpoint the problem. And I could!

I noticed unedited photos were not having this issue.
I went to the new versions feature and selected the original version to reset my edits.
This even putted the profile to the camera setting while it was imported with adobe color before (I was playing around with that new feature now and now it is set to camera default).
Now when I export the photo all looks fine in Lightroom 3.3.

After selecting the original version once on a photo I can do any edit I want, it continues to work without an issue.

Conclusion go back to the original version for any edited photo you have this issue with.

This should help fixing the bug in Lightroom.

Update: Once I make any change to the white balance the problem returns.
And only resetting the white balance doesn't fix the problem, you need to go back to the original version to get rid of it for that photo.
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This didn't work for me, the lens distortion edits still aren't being applied even if I reset all edits or go back to the original version.
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Hello, I posted a similar problem with lens corrections not applying to exported JPG and TIF photos in a separate comment. I was asked if I had tried downgrading to 3.2.1 and upgrading back. Below is a summary of what I've tried:

Downgrading to 3.2.1 - Fixed issue so long as I stay on this version.
Downgrading to 3.2.1 and upgrading to 3.3 - The issue returns and lens distortion corrections are no longer applied.
Uninstall and fresh install of 3.3 - Same issue.

The issue applies to both newly imported photos and already imported photos.
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Thanks for reporting back. 
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A further update to this - I also tried installing Lightroom on a completely different computer (a Mac Mini also running Catalina) and experienced the same issue - exported photos were missing lens corrections.
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I am also experiencing this exact issue since the upgrade to Lightroom CC 3.3 installed on MacOS Catalina 10.15.5.  When exporting images to JPG, the lens corrections are not included in the exported image.  (This did correctly work on prior versions of Lightroom.)

The issue is not present (ie, lens corrections are correctly applied) when exporting using the Lightroom Web interface, or using the Lighroom iOS app.

I have tried uninstalling Lightroom and re-installing version 3.3, but that did not resolve the issue.
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