LightRoom 4 is a let down

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Hi, I've been using LR3 and recently moved on to LR4. Although I like the new interface, some things that worked just fine with LR3, don't always seem to work in LR4.

For instance, when I export my quick selection to a specific folder and want the images to be opened in Photoshop CS6 (by cheching that box), Photoshop starts, but nothing happens. The images are exported, so that part is working fine, but they do not open in Photoshop. When I export them again, and overwrite the exported images with the new ones, it suddenly does work...

Another thing that doesn't always work is when I put my CF card in the reader, Sometimes the import window opens up automatically (like in LR3), and sometimes it doesn't...

I really feel the LR4 is slower then LR3, so that's more like a downgrade, then an upgrade. Also starting up LR4 takes much more time then LR3.

I'm really considering to downgrade to LR3, and send the product back, if Adobe can't alter these mishaps.
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Just found out another issue:

Some images appear upside down in the import window film strip...

So 3 rows are show al right, then the fourth row shows all 5 images upside down, then row 6 shows them normal again.

It just goes on and on and on...
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Wow. I never heard of such behavior. Is there something you're not telling us?
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Yep, my colleague uses the same set up: Macbook pro, (mountain) Lion, LR4, CS6. He has the same issues, except from the upside down film strip...
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|> " except from the upside down film strip..."

That was the part I was responding too in previous comment.

Plenty of people are having problems with performance.

It's too bad, since Lr4/PV2012 really rocks when it's working OK.

For me, if Lightroom was just better able to cache raw images for develop, it would be fast enough in most ways. (I'm not having many problems with Lr4 that I didn't also have with Lr3, and Lr2, ...).

I mean it has a "negative cache" that can very nicely cache the last 4 images edited, in ram. But what it needs is to be able to cache the next 4 images to be edited, in ram (or the next 40...).
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So, I have updated my LR4.1 to 4.2. The import window now opens up when I put the CF card into the reader, so that seems fixed.

But... now I have a issue with some previews that do not even show up in the import window, or show a message saying the a preview is not available for this file...

Very strange.

These are .jpg files shot with a Canon 1DX.

Any clues?
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All files are there and ok after importing, it's just that some of the previews are not showing up, or are upside down, which is annoying...
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If the previews are not showing up, then something is wonky. Either the files are damaged or Lr is confused - the question is which?

Did you try deleting all your previews? (.lrdata folder).

How did you decide there are no issues with the files themselves?
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Indeed, LR4 is wonky, at least on both of my Mac's. I use a new Canon 1DX, which I had before I upgraded to LR4... and I have never experienced this in LR3. After importing, the files are all there, and are perfectly ok...
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I guess I dunno what the problem is.

(works ok for me (wn7/64))

sorry I could not be more help.