Lightroom: LR4 Filmstrip missing images (Mac)

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I just downloaded and installed LR 4 German Mac ( Mac OS X 10.6.8) and upgraded an older LR3 catalog.

When I select a folder containing images in Grid mode, the Filmstrip below does not show any images whatsoever. Also, when I select multiple images in Grid mode and switch to Develop mode, I get a message telling me that no images were selected.

Bug? Or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks,
Andreas
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Andreas Waldeck

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William Moree

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I am having the same problem in the US English version.
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Capn Scott

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Same problem here as well... in english...
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Capn Scott

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restarted lightroom 4 and the filmstrip is back...
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William Moree

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I had tried for quite some time to get it to work, went to dinner, came back and now mine works as well. No idea why.
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William Moree

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The photos do not appear in the Filmstrip on LR 4 catalogs that have been upgraded from the LR 3 catalogs.

The film strip space is there, and opens and closes when you press F6, but there are no images in it. The images are in the DB, and show in the grid view, but not below in the Filmstrip.
This remains true whether in Library, Develop, Print, etc.

I've tried dragging files down to the Filmstrip, and tried rebuilding the Previews.

I have built new databases in LR 4 of the same photos, and the photos appear in the Filmstrip normally.

This would clearly seem to be a bug in the catalog upgrade process.

iMac 27", 2.93 GHz i7 (Late 2010), 16GB ram, OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard).

Thanks
William

william AT williammoree DOT com

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photos do not appear in the Filmstrip on LR 4 catalogs that have been upgraded from LR 3 catalogs.
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Andreas Waldeck

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The problem seems to be solved after having imported new images and having restarted the Mac and Lightroom. In any case, it was quite confusing to see the images missing from the filmstrip.

Thx,
Andreas
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Beverly Kune

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Same problem for me ... Mac Snow Leopard. After reading the posts I quit LR & then restated ... voila! filmstrip appeared.
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Keri Vaca

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Just closed LR and restarted. Filmstrip appeared. Magic!
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Corinne Standish

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No. This is not the answer.

You should not have to restart.

There is a way to hide the filmstrip and a way to bring it back.

It is very poor customer support that Adobe puts these forums up then leaves us to our own devices to come up with shoestring, makeshift solutions........

I know there is a way, I just can't remember.

I will ask my instructor at school and post the answer if I remember.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are you referring to Shift + Tab to hide and show the filmstrip?

The issue the other customers are referring to is having to restart imeediately after upgrading a catalog with LR 4.0. That is a different issue that did require a restart. I believe that issue was corrected in 4.1 and on.