Lightroom: Spot tool area cloned out is ghost image in library mode

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Applied spot tool on dog leash to remove it in a photo. Looks ok (gone) in develop mode but leash is visible in library mode and looks like a ghost. I have a screen shot if someone needs to see the example of this.
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Forgot to say that I'm using LR 3.4.1. Just saw the ghost in develop mode too then was ok but still ghosting in library mode. Very strange. Checking to see if it exports with the ghost. Hope not.
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Are you on Mac or Windows? Can you post an image of what you're seeing?
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Window 7. There doesn't seem to be an option to attach a photo in this part of the LR forum. Should I upload to somewhere else and just post the link in a response?
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Here's the link to the screen shot in Smugmug. Don't know if it will show up though. http://fourfeetfotos.smugmug.com/Pets...
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FYI - Once I exported the image via LR in the regular way, it seemed fine thankfully. The one in the link above is the screen shot sample, not a LR exported version.
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Observation: Creating a virtual copy of the image does not get rid of the ghost of the leash in the library mode view.
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Quick question, are you using the latest 3.4.1 update?
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Shoot. Just reread this. I see that you are on 3.4.1
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Using 64-bit also....
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Deborah, can you post the raw file and the XMP sidecar file so we can talk a look at them? (Using YouSendIt or https://sendnow.acrobat.com/welcome.html) Thanks
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Hi Deborah, can you send one of the affected raw files and associated XMP side car files so we can look into this more?
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I've been a bit busy, sorry not to have answered sooner. I know where the raw file is but where do I find the xmp file?
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N/P. See Ben's post for instructions.
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In Lightroom, select the raw file in question, then go to Metadata>Save Metadata to File. This will save an XMP side car file on disc right next to the raw file. It will have the same name as the raw file, but with the extension ".xmp".

Thanks,
Ben
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Tried to reply but was thrown into a sign on to another site. What was that all about?

Anyways... I did the save metada to file process but I guess is won't work on dng files. There is no xmp file in the folder where the dng raw files exist. Tried it twice. Sorry. If I didn't do it right, I'll be happy to try again though.

Also, the file is no longer acting up now. Go figure.
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If it's a DNG, then the develop settings are just stored in the file, and there is no XMP side car. Post back if it happens again.

Thanks,
Ben
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Sorry I can't get you what you need to try and replicate the problem. I know it's hard to track these things down if it only happens sporadically.
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Just so I'm clear on your request at this point - you don't want the dng file now because there is no separate xmp file, correct?
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You can still send it. If it doesn't reproduce the problem for us, it won't be especially useful, but it would be worth checking. What I wanted to get was the photo that was showing the problem, and the develop settings that you had applied to that photo. When you choose "Save Metadata to File" as instructed above, the develop settings are saved directly into the file if the file is a DNG. If the file is a regular raw, then the settings get saved next to the file as an XMP file. So, once you've saved the metadata to the file, if it's a DNG, we just need the DNG. If it were a raw, we'd need the raw file and the XMP file.

Thanks,
Ben
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Ok what's the address I should use for "sending" the dng file via yousendit?
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I sent you my and Ben's email address via a direct message in Facebook.
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I'm new to this forum so I apologize for sounding dense but I can't find any PM related to this thread etc. Where would I look for it? There's nothing in my usual FB direct message area.
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The lower right corner of my screen says this site isn't authenticated. I can't tell half the time when I'm in FB or in that other Get Satisfaction thing. Very confusing and neither site seems to have any indicator of where to find any PM or direct message from either one of you. Sigh...
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Deborah, try going to a standard Facebook page and looking for your private message.
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Hi Victoria,

I checked my message area several times over the past few days. I've received messages from other people, but not from anyone from this forum.

Oh...wait, there's a SUB-directory under messages that says "other". I've NEVER seen that before. LOL I see a msg there from Jeffery. Apparently FB puts those messages in a different place than the regular messages are located. Finally, the mystery of the missing message is solved!

Thanks!
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Ok, messages sent!