Lightroom: LR5 - Green Previews in Filmstrip after Sync

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Noticed this problem a few time now with the latest update 5.2 on OSX.

When I sync some frames in the film strip, some of the frames that have been synced show up with a green preview. Image attached to demonstrate this. The white balance gets reset to some bizarre figure. The original that the images were synching from was set to Auto WB. So no idea why the program decides to change it. Clearly a bug, this has happened quite a few times now.

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Katie Sutherland

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Thanks, Eric! Y'all rock!
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Jason Broaddus

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I'm having the exact same issue. It is doing the green gel after syncing multiple photos and when I copy and paste develop settings. Here's some screen shots-
Source photo


Example photo after sync


This is the setting of the photo which was synced from-


This is the settings causing it to turn green after the sync-
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Eric Chan, Camera Raw Engineer

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Yup. This will be fixed.
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Jason Broaddus

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When?? I'm on a deadline and this bug has drastically slowed down my work.
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Katie Sutherland

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Hey Jason - in my workflow, it only does the green if you sync from Auto WB. If you tweak it just a bit (you can even move it back where it was), it won't turn your images green. An easy fix until they fix the bug!
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Thanks Katie!
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Katie Sutherland

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No problem!!!
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I've had the same problem with photos turning green after syncing from a photo set to Auto WB. I have however found a workaround that at least has worked for me. If I perform the sync again it changes all the green WB photos back to auto, correcting the color.
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Official Response
Hi folks,

This problem should be taken care of in the Release Candidate (RC) version of Lightroom 5.3, available here:

http://labs.adobe.com

See here for more details:

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Exposure slider jumps back to zero.


Two things just happend in Camera Raw 8.2.0.94 that i need some help with. I ́m using Photoshop CS6 (Mac Pro).

1. Exposure slider jumps back to zero when i try to make any other changes

2. Camera Raw can no longer recognize lens profiles from either of my leneses using D800 & D4
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom renders a green cast over non-picked images. Please help.


Good evening
I'm evaluating LR5 considering buying a license to move from LR4. I previously had LR3 and it's my favorite RAW editor and picture collection manager.
I use a MBP 13' and moved from LR3 to LR4 months ago with no problem, but now I experience an issue that makes me wonders if it's worth buying the license to LR5 or not.
The catalog I used in LR4 was converted to LR5 and ONLY in some folders the preview icon and the picture itself of some raw pictures delivers now a strong green cast. When the previsualizations are calculated you can check how the cast its delivered one by one!
The pictures were shot with a Olympus OMD EM5 and remains in the original catalog with no change. In additions, some others pictures with the same camera remains intact in the new catalog. You can see some pictures below.
Please Help!
Best regards

In LR5


In LR4, the same pictures,

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Rosa Compta Mateu

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Solved by updating to LR5 RC3!!!

Thank you very much.
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Cindee Reeder

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I have Lightroom 5.3 and am still getting the green images when playing a slideshow or a movie. The pictures go from normal to green just like above.
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Cindee, for the images that are showing up green, can you please go to Develop and make sure the WB is set to a normal value (e.g., not 2000/-150).
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Yes, they are all normal. The are normal everywhere, except when I play or preview the slideshow. I exported what I prepared and it was normal. I also imported a movie and when playing it was green. I exported it and back to normal.
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Hi Cindee,

Weird. What happens if you take a still image (one that is showing up green in Slideshow) and in Library choose the menu option Library -> Build 1:1 Previews ...

Basically I'm wondering if there is a stale preview image leftover from running an earlier version of Lr (e.g., 5.2) that had the "green" problem, and I'd like to see if the issue still persists after forcing Lr to update its internal image previews.
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Cindee Reeder

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I updated the 60 photos in the collection for the slideshow. They still played green. The movie that I mentioned was taken and imported last Friday. I think my Lightroom had already been updated to 5.3. Sorry.
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Does it help if you go to library module, select the videos that turn green and reset the develop settings that applied to the video and see the green cast went away?
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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If so, could you export a catalog with a single video that turns green and post the exported catalog with the video somewhere that I can download and check it out? Thanks. Please it the download url to sichen AT adobe DOT com.
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Cindee Reeder

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I haven't changed a thing in the develop module to the videos that turn green....nothing to reset. I just imported another video and it turns green while playing. They are not green in iMovie or playing on the desktop - just Lightroom.

You want me to create a catalog with a single video that turns green then export it and post it somewhere? Not sure what you by "Please it the download url to sic hen AT adobe DOT com"?
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Cindee Reeder

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Simon, I can share the catalog with you via dropbox. Can you give me your email so I can share the link with you?