Presets, new Adj Brush tools not available in Lightroom 4

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upgraded from LR3 to LR 4. Open old catalog - asks if I want to update. I say yes.

Presets don't work (can see but not open), and new Adjustment Brush tools not available.

Windows 7 - 64 bit

changed name of Preferences file, relaunched program, still a problem
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ah - opened another folder, and the presets work here, but the Basics Panel does not show the new LR4 setup, nor are the Adjustment Brush tools updated.
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What exactly do you mean by "Opened another folder" Where? The Folder's Panel? The Presets Panel?
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If, however, I open a new catalog and open a folder in there, the presets work, all tools in Basic and Adjustment brushes available
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So I need to re-import all folders into a new catalog??!! Is no one else having these problems??
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Updating a catalog from LR3 to LR 4 does not update your images from PV2010 to PV2012. You have to update an image to PV2012 in order to see the new develop tools in the Basic Panel. You can do this by clicking the Exclamation Point in the bottom RH Corner of your Image Workspace. Or selecting PV2012 in the Camera Calibration panel.

Images imported into LR 4.x in your new (test) catalog are having this done automatically.

Perhaps this accounts for what you are seeing?
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yo Rikk - not sure what you mean by the Exclamation Point in the bottom right hand corner of my Image Workspace...

the camera calibration tool worked btw - suppose I could do it on one and sync it to all in the folder.... but wondering about the exclamation point method - where to find the exclamation point?

Also wondering why no one else has mentioned this as a problem?? No automatic solution other than going through every folder and manually doing?
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Why would you want to?

The new adjustments do not map directly to your old adjustments. Each image will have to be examined and tweaked. I would only update an image as you need to work on it-not do a wholesale change on everything.

That is why the catalog doesn't do it automatically when you go from 3-4. Too many of your images could change drastically for the worse.

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ahhhh ok, I get it. So basically, we should only work on previously edited files with the old tools in the old catalog, and work on new files in a new cat with the new tools...?
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Upgrade the whole catalog. Convert images to the new PV only if you are going to work on an image again. If you are not going to rework it, leave it for now. Work on new images in the new PV.
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btw - that exclamation point doesn't seem to always show up...
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If you see no exclamation point in Develop Mode, it means you are already using PV2012.
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Thanks so much Rikk - makes sense now - so appreciate your help.

Rebecca