Lightroom Classic: Black screen in develop, Edit In not returning image to Lightroom

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I’m currently in Lightroom Classic CC (latest update) HELL!! Ready to edit an image in Lightroom. Call up Develop module, Black Screen no photo. To fix this I have to quit lightroom. Then restart lightroom and 50% of the time that fixes the black screen. But as we all know that’s not how it’s supposed to work or is that the way we need to do things now. Next, Edit In Photoshop. NOTHING happens. Photo does not appear in photoshop. Lightroom not sending photo? What the heck is going on with this update. Also there’s a bug with the IMPORT function. Importing images stalls, then sometimes lightroom crashes and sometimes it just sits there stalled. Lastly, when I do get Lightroom to open a photo (which is kind of rare now) in Photoshop and I finish my edits that edited photo does not return to Lightroom like it used to 100% of the time. It used to go back into Lightroom right nex to the original RAW file. Now I have to search for it and IMPORT it back into Lightroom. Kind of bazar don’t you thing? I’m using a MAC with the latest OS and I have the most recent version of my subscription Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop 2018. It seems that with every update comes brand new bugs. Is this what I’m paying for every month. We should start demanding refunds that causes us delays in our personal progress with the program. It’s frustrating Adobe. You try walking a mile in our shoes. One is working on a project only to have the program malfunction. Does that sound like fun to you? FIX IT!
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David Horne

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David Converse

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FWIW, I use a 2011 MacBook Pro with High Sierra and current Lightroom Classic/Photoshop CC, and don't have any issues. My catalog is on a Firewire drive with 320,000+ images spread across five external hard drives.

You may have other issues with your computer that are not related to Lightroom. If possible, take your computer to an Apple Store and have them check it out for you.
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Thank you for the suggestion. I really do not suspect my Mac because it all worked perfectly until this latest update of Lightroom Classic CC. I have a similar set up as you. 6 external drives, a Synology NAS and several portable HD’s I use on shoots and then upload to my system. I have been using Photoshop since 1995 and Lightroom since it was first introduced. I was not in favor of “rented software” but I saw the advantages of always having the latest update and I’ve been happy with Creative Cloud software. This is the first time I’ve experience any problems with it since I began my subscription a few years ago.
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