Lightroom: Filmstrip does not always show selected Image

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  • Updated 7 years ago
Most of the time the filmstrip, upon opening (F6), shows a subset of the images so that the selected image is included within the filmstrip.

However, I frequently encounter the situation where I open the filmstrip in the Develop module and it seems to show a subset of the images at a random position, i.e., the selected image is not included. Currently, I do not have any idea what triggers this behaviour.

This is a problem for the following reason: Most of the time I work with the filmstrip closed. Sometimes I open it to, e.g., in order to access an image that is in the vicinity of the currently selected image. Very often, the filmstrip then seems to show a random subset of the images not containing the currently selected image. I then need to scroll the filmstrip until I find the selected image, i.e., my current working position.

It would be a big timesaver if the filmstrip, upon opening, always automatically positioned itself so that it contained the currently selected image.

N.B.: The reason I often need to relocate images in the neighbourhood of the one I'm looking at in the Develop module is because I'd like to use the "Previous" button to copy settings. Since I typically have stepped through a number of images that I didn't do edits to, I'll have to go back to my last edited image, to briefly select it so that its settings can be used by using the "Previous" button.

I have created a feature request proposing a "Last" in addition to a "Previous" button. If implemented, it would imply that I would be much less bothered by the filmstrip problem.
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TK

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My current workaround: Use the left or right cursor key to select another image and then move back again to the image I'm working on.

This will prompt the filmstrip to show a subset of images that contains my currently selected image. AFAIC, the filmstrip should position itself that way the moment I open it, instead of requiring the above workaround. It often does, but unfortunately not always.