Lightroom 5 pin adjustment adjusting wrong parameter!

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Lightroom 5 Pin Adjustment not working: If I use the adjustment brush on an area of a photo, and return later to modify the value of the adjustment by sliding the pin, the wrong adjustment is applied. For example, I added four adjustments, one for exposure, one for brightness, one for contrast, and one for saturation - however, when i click on any of the pins and attempt to modify the amount of the adjustment, they all adjust the exposure slider only! This is rendering 5.3 unusable for me.
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Works just fine here in PV 2012. I assume you are using an older PV on this image because you mention the Brightness Slider which no longer exists.

Any reason you aren't updating your images to PV 2012 as you work on them? It seems like a reasonable work-around.

When I test it using old process versions, I get the Exposure slider set to zero and all other adjustments work fine. Either way it isn't correct.
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Are you Win or Mac, Phil?
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Hi Rikk,

Thanks for your reply.

I'm not sure what you mean by PV? I have the latest Lightroom v5.3 running on OSX Mavericks on a MacBook Pro.

The sliders on the adjustment brush are; Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Clarity, Sharpness.

The status of each pin is remembered, but if i grab the pin and attempt to slide left of right to get more or less of the adjustment, the wrong slider moves...

Phil
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Process version refers the methodology used to render your image in Lightroom. LR 1-2 used PV 2003
LR 3 Used PV 2010
LR 4-5 use PV2012

The Brightness slider only exists in LR 1-3 rendered images. As of LR 4, the sliders changed and Brightness was eliminated. I am guessing you are working on an old image that was originally imported in LR 1-3.

If you could look at your Camera Calibration panel in the Develop module and tell us which PV it says is in use that would help. Also give us an example of pin settings for the Adjustment brush so I can duplicate your example exactly.
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Hi Rikk,

Ok, i now understand that the sliders change according to what version the photos were imported under. I've tried a photo that was imported under LR 5, and the problem persists, although the sliders are different.

Camera Calibration says 2012 (Current).

Ok, i've opened a photo imported under LR 5.2.
I've clicked on the adjustment brush, and reset the sliders by double clicking on Effect.
I've then moved the Exposure slider to 2.4, swiped it across an area of my photo and pressed return.
I've then reset the sliders again, clicking Effect.
I've then moved the Contrast slider to 78, and swiped across a different area of my photo, and pressed return.
When i click on the original pin, from the exposure adjustment, and slide my mouse left and right, both exposure AND saturation move - with saturation jumping to a high positive value as soon as I begin to move the mouse.
When i click on the second pin, and slide my mouse left and right, the Contrast value resets to zero, and again the exposure and saturation sliders move.....

Make sense?

Many thanks for your support - this is becoming extremely frustrating!

Phil Cork
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It does. I am finding additional anomalies as I test it, Mac and PC and throughout the Process version spectrum. I have logged a bug on it and we will see what happens. Thanks for pointing it out.

For now, I don't have a workaround for you other than to adjust the sliders manually.
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Ok, thanks!

So it's not just me then... Thought i was losing it!

I'm pretty sure it used to work on my previous version, which was LR 3.

Many thanks Rikk,

Phil
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It worked in LR 4 also. I haven't gone back and checked to see where it broke... Maybe it will be fixed in 5.4?
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I hope so, I used to use this a great deal - apply some changes, but then tweak the changes once applied - a little like modifying the opacity of photoshop layers once you've applied changes...

Thanks for your help - I was becoming exasperated having not found anyone else with the same problem even after extensive google searching!

Phil