Lightroom: LR4 shows spotting not seen in LR3 and for which spot removal ineffective

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Processed an NEF in LR4 - sky shows blue spotting that spot removal tool does not fix (clone or heal) - I can't find any of these spots when I load the same file in LR3, and have tried various settings to reproduce the problem in LR3 - normally spot removal works well but not on this file when launched in LR4. I've used LR since the beginning - puzzled why a file that looks fine in LR3 has problems in LR4 that can't be fixed using normal methods.
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  • puzzled.

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Samples?
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Do they dissappear when you do a Reset Image ?

Frans
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LR4 version using 2012 process:
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BTW - these aren't the only spots on the LR4 version - just showing the main cluster. Also as I noted originally, for some reason LR's spot removal which usually works well isn't effective with these spots.
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Update. Just tried to replicate the blue spots in CS6 (which presumably has the same raw rendering engine as LR4) - failed to replicate - effect seems confined to LR4.
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Did you try a Reset Image in LR4 to see if the spots dissappear ?
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Spots disappeared after the reset - and have not been able to replicate them after making various adjustments similar to what I did when the spots originally appeared.

Guess it is some sort of bug. I've used LR since it was launched and have not seen this before.

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Looks to me like you had synchronized some manual spot corrections from a different photograph, and it created these spots.
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Lee Jay - interesting thought - I'll check it out. Thx
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Lee Jay - I looked at the image that showed the spots - spot removals are normally marked so you can see existing corrections when you turn on the tool. I could find no trace of any corrections. This is one of a series of shots taken over a few hours - some taken within a minute or two - and there is no indication of dust spots or spot removals on any of those I checked.