Lightroom: LR5.2 flickr publish causes all photo collections to only show the flickr set being published

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Just updated Lightroom to 5.2. When I publish photos to flickr, then click back to a different collection, the photos shown in the grid are photos from the flickr set being published instead. This happens every time I publish to flickr. Occasionally, photos in other collections disappear instead, once I begin publishing.
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Removing com.adobe.Lightroom.plist also worked for me, but the 2nd time I tried! Sad to let my preferences go, but that's better than having a LR that does not work.
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....but that was yesterday. Then it worked fine for a long time, but when I started LR today, it was wrong from the very start. After a restart it seems to work again, but for how long?
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Hi Benjamin,

So the problem started returning to my workflow again a couple of days ago. It appears that a completely reset Preferences file allows everything to work fine. But somewhere along the line, as I started updating Lightroom with my own preferences, and checking dialog boxes (such as the built previews confirmation) to not show them again... somewhere along the line, the Publish Collection problem started to happen again.

Had I been keeping track of each change in preferences, along with exactly when the problem started occurring again, I might have been able to track it down to a single preference that is causing the problem.

At this point, my preferences still are not quite back to where I had them before I reset them. So if you would like to look at this "new" preference file before it gets built up any more, I'd be happy to send it to you again.

I'm a bit busy this week, and i'm just focused on getting work completed, but I may try resetting my preferences again next week and see if I can narrow down the point where the problem reoccurs.

Cheers,
Ken
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I know there are many factors, but using the same network that I usually do, at the same times I usually do, I've noticed that exporting and publishing seem to be much, much slower since I reset my prefs. Has anyone noticed that?
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I think that the only change I made to preferences after reseting preferences and until it stopped working again was adding capture timestamp to the grid view.
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Hi Ken and others,

We have some ideas about what might be causing the problem, so at the moment I'd say it's not worth effort on your part to try to track down the specific cause (though if you happen to discover something, don't hesitate to let me know!). I'll update this thread when I have more info.

Thanks,
Ben
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thank you... clearly it's an issue....
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom 5.2: Metadata not changing when clicking on different photos.


MacBook Pro running OSX 10.8.4 and using Lightroom 5.2

Images in the main area of lightroom Library are not changing when I click on different albums in a publish service. Going from Publish Services to Collections or Folders doesn't change the displayed photos as would be expected

Also clicking between photos in the Publish Services folders in the Library doesn't update the metadata and keywords in the right hand panel
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Hi All,

We are putting in a fix for this. In the meantime, if you want to avoid this problem, throw out your preferences, and then don't collapse any of the separate grid sections in a published collection (e.g., Published Photos, New Photos to Publish, etc.).

Thanks,
Ben
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That was good news. However, I would like to keep my preferences. Is there any way to tell us what in our existing preferences that are causing the problem so that we can remove just that part?
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Hi!

If you are viewing this feed and having problems with the Publish Collection bug that is described above but don't want to have to reset your preferences, there IS another solution (actually two solutions):

As Benjamin mentioned above, the bug seems to be caused by the collapse of the Grid Sections (the sections within the grid view) of the Publish Collection. A simple (although not quite so simple) solution is to UN-COLLAPSE (expand) the grid sections. This WILL solve the problem (temporarily, until Adobe comes up with a permanent fix). However, this simple solution may not be quite as simple as it sounds. What can make this simple solution a little more tricky is that there are actually 4 "sections" within a Publish Collection, and if your Publish Collection is updated, only ONE of the sections will be visible: "Published Photos". If this is the only section that you have collapsed in the past, then you might be lucky and be able to simply UNCOLLAPSE this section and be back in business. If this doesn't work for you, then there is a good chance that one of the other Sections is also collapsed.

In order to check and make sure that ALL 4 sections are uncollapsed, you need to make the sections visible. The other 3 sections are, New Photos to Publish, Modified Photos to Update, and Deleted Photos. So an easy way to make these other sections visible is to:

1) Add a new photo to your publish collection. This will make the New Photos to Publish section visible.
2) Modify one of the Existing photos in your Publish Collection (by making a change to the photo in the Develop Module). This will make the Modified Photos to Update section visible.
3) Delete one of the photos that is already published in your Publish Collection (you may want to add/publish a new photo to your publish collection so that you don't have to delete a photo that you want to stay on your published service). By selecting one of the photos in the "Published Photos" section and then pressing the delete key, it will Mark the photo for deletion, and put it into the "Deleted Photos" section, making that section visible.

When you make each section visible, just make sure that the section is UN-COLLAPSED (expanded) so that you can see the grid thumbnail(s). Once you have confirmed that all 4 sections are expanded, you should be back in business.

(I didn't test every possible combination to see if maybe it was only one of the sections that was causing the problem - I just know that expanding them all will solve the problem for now. The reason why resetting your preferences works is because the default preference is for all of the sections to be expanded).

Following the above steps to make all 4 sections of the Publish Collection grid may take a little bit of patience and effort - especially since it can be difficult to select a NEW photo if you are already in the Publish Collection. So you may have to click on one of your folders, close Lightroom, and then relaunch the catalog in order to select the new photos and modify one of the existing photos.

If you find this process difficult and still can't get your catalog to work correctly, there is one more option that is actually even easier - as long as you are comfortable tweaking the XML preferences file.

Go to your preferences folder (the path to your preferences file on a Mac is listed in the thread above). I then recommend that you copy and back up your preferences file to another location, just in case you have problems. After you have backed up your preference file, open it up in a text editor, and do a search for this string:

AgLibrary_gridSection1_Expanded

What you are looking for is a section of code that looks like this:

AgLibrary_gridSection1_Expanded

AgLibrary_gridSection2_Expanded

AgLibrary_gridSection3_Expanded

AgLibrary_gridSection4_Expanded

AgLibrary_gridSection5_Expanded

AgLibrary_gridSection6_Expanded

Section 1, 2, 3, and 4 are the ones that correspond to the 4 sections in your publish collection, and ALL 4 properties should be set to . If ANY of the properties are (as in my example above) you need to change those properties to .

THAT IS IT!

Save save the file and re-launch Lightroom, and you should be back in business.

I have tested this on my own preferences file, and it solved the problem for me, AND, I did not have to loose all of my preferences.

If you choose to edit your preferences file, please be careful. As long as you are careful to only change the to , you should be just fine. If you are comfortable with doing this, it is MUCH easier than trying to expand the sections within Lightroom.

Hopefully Adobe will have a permanent fix to this problem soon. But in the mean time, as long as you keep the sections in your Publish Collection EXPANDED (UN-COLLAPSED), this seems to provide a fix to all of the problems that we have all been having.

I have been working with my catalogs for a couple of days now without problem, so I am pretty confident that one of these solutions should work for everyone else too.

Best of Luck!
Ken
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OOPS! The XML code that I attempted to paste in my comment above did not show up in the post (it must have got parsed as HTML). So please read this if you are attempting to edit your preferences file directly.

Remember that the specific preferences file that you are looking for in your preferences folder is [com.adobe.Lightroom5.plist].

When you open up your preferences file in a text editor, there could be anywhere from 500+ lines of code to over 1,500+ lines of code, depending on your specific preferences, so doing a Search will help you find the code that you need to change.

As I mentioned above, you will want to search for the string:

AgLibrary_gridSection1_Expanded

The section of code that you are looking for looks like this (please note, I have changed the Less Than () symbols for curly brackets { } because using the actual characters caused the XML code to be hidden in the post and I don't know if this comment area will recognize the CODE block.):

{key}AgLibrary_gridSection1_Expanded{/key}
{false/}
{key}AgLibrary_gridSection2_Expanded{/key}
{false/}
{key}AgLibrary_gridSection3_Expanded{/key}
{false/}
{key}AgLibrary_gridSection4_Expanded{/key}
{false/}
{key}AgLibrary_gridSection5_Expanded{/key}
{true/}
{key}AgLibrary_gridSection6_Expanded{/key}
{true/}

As I mentioned in the previous post, you need to make sure that ALL of the properties are set to "true". Also remember that all of the { } are actually < >.

Hopefully this posts correctly this time!

Ken
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This is a test to see if I can get the CODE tag to work:


<key>AgLibrary_gridSection1_Expanded</key>
<false/>
<key>AgLibrary_gridSection2_Expanded</key>
<false/>
<key>AgLibrary_gridSection3_Expanded</key>
<false/>
<key>AgLibrary_gridSection4_Expanded</key>
<false/>
<key>AgLibrary_gridSection5_Expanded</key>
<true/>
<key>AgLibrary_gridSection6_Expanded</key>
<true/>
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Ah! It works!

Okay. When you find the above code in your XML preferences file, you just want to change every instance of "false" to "true". It is only _gridSection1-4 that is related to the 4 sections in the Publish Collection, but to be safe, make sure that section 5 and 6 in the code above are also set to "true".

My apologies for the multiple posts here. I am still getting use to how this particular forum works.

Cheers,
Ken
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LR 5.2 Publish Service Overrides All Folder Grid & Filmstrip Images.


In LR5.2 on OSX:

In Library Mode
If I view a remote gallery in Publishing Services (like SmugMug)
and return to viewing my Folders in Grid mode
then all thumbnails in the Grid and Filmstrip do not update
and continue to display the Publish Service gallery I viewed.

I rebuilt a new catalog and the issue persists.

My only workaround so far is restarting LR after publishing anything.

The only unknown I haven't tested is that I am storing my actual image files in Dropbox.
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You can find a temporary solution to this in the threads above. You can either UN-collapse all of the panes in the grid view of your Publish Collections (i.e. Published Photos, New Photos to Publish, Modified Photos to Republish, Photos to Delete). This solution is not as easy as it sounds, because you have to make these panes visible in order to make sure they are UN-collapsed (read my solution above). The other easy temporary solution is to reset your preferences (this is the official solution), however you will loose all of your preferences. The other option to this is to edit your preferences (I've posted instructions above). You should only do this if you feel comfortable editing an XML file in a text editor, and if you use this option, you should always back up the file before editing.

Hope this helps!
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Hello,
I've open my com.adobe.Lightroom5.plist and can succeed to fin the chain "AgLibrary_gridSection1_Expanded " et the 5 other one....

Bad news for myself....
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Hi Richard,

I can't tell from your comment if you are still having problems, but please note that in my original solution comment above that the XML code got parsed in the comment and did not show the code that needed to be changed. If you are still having problems, please read my subsequent posts that provide additional information on how to modify the XML code in your preferences.
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Thank's for your answer. I've edited the preferences file. But I can't succeed to find the chain "AgLibrary_gridSection1_Expanded " and the 5 other one" in this preference files. So the is still there because I can't force the argument of this chain (it's not in my preference files one more time).
Bonne soirée.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Sometimes the library grid in LR5 gets stuck.


I recently moved my LR catalogue from Windows to OSX Mavericks. Since then I've found a problem with the library grid getting stuck and not showing the photos actually selected.

It seems to happen after having selected a hard disk smart publish collection I have that shows all the 5 star photos in the catalog. After that any folder or collection I select doesn't display in the grid or filmstrip, instead the same list of 5 star photos displays until I restart LR.

I tried deleting the publish collection and recreating it but it didn't help.
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You can find a temporary solution to this in the threads above. You can either UN-collapse all of the panes in the grid view of your Publish Collections (i.e. Published Photos, New Photos to Publish, Modified Photos to Republish, Photos to Delete). This solution is not as easy as it sounds, because you have to make these panes visible in order to make sure they are UN-collapsed (read my solution above). The other easy temporary solution is to reset your preferences (this is the official solution), however you will loose all of your preferences. The other option to this is to edit your preferences (I've posted instructions above). You should only do this if you feel comfortable editing an XML file in a text editor, and if you use this option, you should always back up the file before editing.

Hope this helps!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Showing recently Facebook posted pictures on every menu / folder i try to navigate.


After posting pictures in Facebook, Lightroom seems to use them afterwards on any navigation that is done in the folders / collections. I have noticed these issue a couple of times. To solve it I re-started LR. Please fix this bug.
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You can find a temporary solution to this in the threads above. You can either UN-collapse all of the panes in the grid view of your Publish Collections (i.e. Published Photos, New Photos to Publish, Modified Photos to Republish, Photos to Delete). This solution is not as easy as it sounds, because you have to make these panes visible in order to make sure they are UN-collapsed (read my solution above). The other easy temporary solution is to reset your preferences (this is the official solution), however you will loose all of your preferences. The other option to this is to edit your preferences (I've posted instructions above). You should only do this if you feel comfortable editing an XML file in a text editor, and if you use this option, you should always back up the file before editing.

Hope this helps!
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WHEN IS ADOBE COMING UP WITH AN OFFICIAL FIX ALREADYYYYYYY???
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Hi Spyro,

I'm not generally in the habit of replying to people who yell, but I'll make an exception for you. ;-) If the workarounds described above are unacceptable to you, you may download a public RC of Lightroom 5.3 from the Adobe Labs site right now:

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/li...

This issue is fixed in the 5.3 public RC.

Thanks,
Ben
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Official Response
Hi All,

This issue has been fixed in the Lightroom 5.3 Public RC, which can be downloaded here:

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/li...

If the 5.3 Public RC does not fix the issue for you, please let me know.

Thanks,
Ben
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My original problem was merged with this one. I have updated to 5.3 which has fixed the issue caused by minimised publish sections. It hasn't fixed the other issue I reported which was that if you have a publish service with only one folder in it you cannot get back to the folder after you click in another publish service folder.

I have two publish services with only one folder in each of them. I have other publish services with multiple folders. If I click the single folder to view the pictures in that publish service all is fine. I then click in a folder in another publish service I am shown the photos in the newly clicked folder. The first folder remains highlighted in a light grey and if I click on it the grid of photos doesn't change. If I click on another folder in another publish service all previous last selected folders in each publish service remain grey. I can switch between folders as long as there is more than one in each publish service.

I'm happy to do a screen capture video if my rambling isn't clear.
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Hi Paul,

A screen capture video would be very helpful, thank you!

-Ben
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Hi Ben,

I haven't had the problem for a couple of days but it came back this morning so I did a screen capture video using quicktime. I don't think it recorded sound but you can see me clicking on publish folders in different publish services. Selected folders in one service don't lose their pale grey selected state when I click on a folder in another service. Only if I click on another folder in the same service will the previous selected folder "deselect" and the grid of thumbnails change. I don't recall the sequence of events before this issue occurs, sorry!

http://youtu.be/uu3GktBy6-o

Hope this helps

Paul
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Hi Paul,

I see what you mean. It looks like within each publish service, any collection you click on remains in some weird quasi-selected state until you click on another collection within the same service. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to reproduce this problem myself yet. If it happens again, and you know what you did to get into the state in the first place, let me know. Out of curiosity, if you quit and relaunch, does this problem go away?

Thanks,
Ben
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Hi Ben,

Quitting and relaunching clears the problem. I'm really not sure how it started but if I stumble on it again I'll let you know.

Thanks

Paul
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Hi Paul,

One of the Lightroom engineers sees this problem occasionally as well. I worked with him today, but we weren't able to get it to happen at the time. We'll keep at it, but in the meantime, I have a workaround for you (other than quitting and relaunching Lightroom). For publish services which have only one collection, if you command/control-click on the "selected" collection, that should deselect it. Then you should be able to click on it to get it properly selected. Let me know if that works.

-Ben
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Hi Ben,

Thanks loads for the tip. It will ease frustration until the mechanism behind this bug is found and fixed. I'll be sure to try it next time it occurs.

Paul
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Publish Service album images stay in viewer even when a local album is selected... help..


Hello.
Lightroom 5 CC. iMac 27" Mavericks OS. (Note: updated to LR5 as LR3 had the issue with Mavericks of the sliders all being white!)

Issue:
After looking at a Publish Services album and then choosing a local one afterwards (in the navigator pane on the left), the publish services photos stay in the viewer... the only way to get it back to normal and be able to look at my local albums is restart LR5...
Doesn't matter if I try the develop module either... still the PS photos..
Both my publish services (Flickr & Photobox) do the same... so I believe the issue is a LR5 issue...

Any help would be wonderful.. its very annoying.. this all worked flawlessly in LR3..

Thanks..
Luke
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Was this not fixed in Lr5.3(RC)?
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Yes. I replied to Luke on the original thread (and hopefully therefore by email notification too), with the link to 5.3RC, before merging the threads.
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I too am having this problem where my grid view is stuck on a published collection.
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Fixed in Lr5.3RC - give it a try!