Lightroom: Brush bug (brush without end) breaks Lightroom.

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Lightroom: brush tool 'locks' and keeps on painting on photo regardless of what other buttons are clicked.

Reproduce:
1. Develop mode
2. Adjustment Brush
3. Exposure: click in the number field and change the value manually with the keyboard.
4. Space bar plus left-click on mouse; to zoom in or out of the image
5. Error message from lightroom. Click the message away.
6. Now Lightroom is stuck and no matter what one does, the brush tool always keeps painting.
7. Only solution: close Lightroom

This applies to other brush settings too.
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Jacques Rall

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Posted 4 years ago

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Jacques Rall

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Windows 7 64-bit
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Rob Cole

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I also was able to reproduce this problem - but clicking in develop history got me out of it.

win7/64
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Jacques Rall

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Thanks for the workaround Rob.
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Jacques Rall

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Suggested solution:

When spacebar is pressed within one of the settings fields of the brush, do not make a space in the field, but instead use it to zoom the image in or out. Thus, ignore spaces in the various fields.
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Rob Cole

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The root of this problem goes way back - if brushing when (presumably) any Lr dialog pops up (e.g. plugin displaying an operation is complete) the same thing happens. I reported this problem in Lr2, and then again more recently... The incessant "Camera Raw" accompaniment in dev-history seems new, but the basic problem is not.

It was marked "solved" in this forum, and despite my pleas that it is not solved, remains marked as "solved". I guess Adobe or their forum agents are a little hard of hearing ;-}.

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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I wonder how we can raise their awareness of the frustration in Lightroom?
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Hi Jacques,

I am unable to see this bug. In step 5, I do not see any error message. Can you tell me what the error says, or provide a screen shot?

Thanks,
Becky
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Hi Becky,

To do step 5 the cursor still have to be inside the edit field of one of the brush properties, for example the Exposure one. Then press space bar and left-click the mouse. The attached image shows the error message.

It is still persistent in Lightroom 5.4.

Thank you for showing interest in solving this.

Kind regards
Jacques