Lightroom 5.7: Rendering problem with raw files in the Library module

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In Lightroom 5.7 I am having a problem with the photo not rendering and not showing the histogram in the Library module. (It 'freezes up,' never focuses and histogram never appears). It is fine if you switch to the Develop module but if you then go back to the Library module it stays out of focus (doesn't render) and the accompanying histogram doesn't show? Closing and re-opening the program fixes it temporarily but it does reoccur (I have had the problem several times since downloading 5.7 but never had the problem with version 5.6 or any other previous version)?

I am using Windows 8.1, have 24gb of RAM and a very fast processor ... the files are approx. 25mb in size.
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Michael Hill

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What happens if you rebuild previews for the current photo or folder of photos using Library / Library / Previews, either or both Standard and 1:1.

What happens if you delete the entire preview cache in case it has become corrupted? The way to do this is to find your catalog folder, exit LR, then delete the FOLDER named (catalogname) Previews.lrdata, then restart LR.
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Michael Hill

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Thank you for all your suggestions and help!
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Rory Hill

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I have periodically encountered this issue in Lightroom Michael. It can be extremely frustrating, especially the first time you are reviewing images, as you could delete a photo, thinking is was out of focus, when it was a Lightroom rendering error.

Rebuilding 1:1 previews solved the problem for me to see a specific image render properly, but this did not solve the larger problem of it happening again. It seems random, sometimes not happening for months. Consequently I have not been able to provide Adobe with sufficient info for them to deal with the issue, and it appears to be rarely reported by users.

My solution is to review my images in PhotoMechanic and make my initial image cull there. PhotoMechanic blows the Lightroom import module out of the water for quick image previewing anyway. When I see a really soft image in Lightroom I now assume it is a rendering problem and switch to develop to check. Its a pain, but c'est la vie.
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Thanks Rory, I will try that. Given your last name perhaps we are cousins?
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Rory Hill

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I'm probably the black sheep they have been telling you about :*)