Survey. Issues unresolved in upgrade

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 1 year ago
  • (Edited)
OK, so we have the new versions of everything, including LR Classic and CC and still there are issues and feature requests unaddressed, so I thought I might start a thread where people can list bugs, issues and ideas that have been ignored by Adobe in the new versions of their software. Let me start the ball rolling:

1. LR speed. 7.0.0 was a slight improvement. 7.0.1 is worse than ever.
2. PS forcing its way to the front instead of working in the background.
3. No option to included include Aspect Ratio in import or develop presets.
4. Auto Tone still screws with user presets (which I have flagged would be addressed with the additional option of Auto Exposure).
5. No ability to "stack" export presets to speed up exports when working with various deliverable sizes.

Anyone have some more? Remember, don't post any NEW issues. Just the old ones...
Photo of Shane Betts

Shane Betts

  • 161 Posts
  • 54 Reply Likes

Posted 1 year ago

  • 1
Photo of Ronald Byram

Ronald Byram

  • 92 Posts
  • 11 Reply Likes
In the old release of LRCC when you had exported a photo. the software always remembered the export folder. Now in LR Class 7.01 each time you export a picture the system alays asks for a New Sub folder.
Photo of Shane Betts

Shane Betts

  • 161 Posts
  • 54 Reply Likes
Thanks Ronald but this is for OLD problems unresolved by the update, specifically NOT for NEW problems.  

Also, I think you should look at the settings in your export preset. You can stipulate folder settings in there. Perhaps the update overwrote your preset? This can happen.
Photo of Michel DELFELD

Michel DELFELD

  • 247 Posts
  • 33 Reply Likes
Which version of product are you speaking about? Windows or Mac OS?
(Edited)
Photo of Ronald Byram

Ronald Byram

  • 92 Posts
  • 11 Reply Likes
LR Classic 7.01
Photo of Ronald Byram

Ronald Byram

  • 92 Posts
  • 11 Reply Likes
Shane, thank you for the suggestion. YES That was the case. My EXPORT preset yes infact had the Subfolder option selected. I unchecked it and its operational again.
Photo of kitty van gemert

kitty van gemert

  • 19 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Amazing how you think a feature request is something you will get for sure. I find this post not very interesting for the very simple reason that what you (or someone else) might want as a feature might be completely different then what i want. And for me speed certainly improved. 
Photo of Shane Betts

Shane Betts

  • 161 Posts
  • 54 Reply Likes
Thanks for your opinion Kitty. Amazing how you think a company like Adobe can continue to ignore the wishes and issues of its customers for years whilst still taking their money.  

By the way, you have no idea what I "think". I'm just taking a survey to find out how others are finding the updates. And I'm not talking about just feature requests. Read my post. Of the five things I mention, four of them are bugs. Please, add to a conversation or move on. Heckling helps no-one.
Photo of Joel Weisbrod

Joel Weisbrod

  • 180 Posts
  • 98 Reply Likes
Agreed Shane!
Photo of kitty van gemert

kitty van gemert

  • 19 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
I read your list, it is only yours. And i think wasting adobe's time with this kind of post is a shame, it is not what this forum is for. Request features, get people to want those features to, the more the better. And as Johan mentioned, what might seem a simple request might not be as simple to implement as the user thinks. The reason i replied here is because i am getting very tired of all the complaints. But let me adres yours one at a time:
1. Will depend on computer specs so certainly not true for all
2. Why do you think this is a bug? You might want it different but that is not the same
3. Feature request you did not get
4. Not a bug, could be reprogrammed but that means it will be differently used 
5. Feature request you did not get.

And dont worry i will unfollow this useless post (y) 
Photo of Johan Elzenga

Johan Elzenga, Champion

  • 1539 Posts
  • 622 Reply Likes
I agree with Kitty. A list of feature requests is not a mandatory 'to do' list for Adobe. Unlike the person who requests something, Adobe always has to look at the wider implications. Is this a request of many people, or just a few? Will it break other features? Will it slow down Lightroom and make it even more bloatware than it already is? I see a lot of feature requests in this forum that I would vote against if I had to take the decision.

The other thing is that a long mixed lists of feature requests and bugs is not effective. If you have a bug to report, report it. If you have a feature request, request it. Asking people to compile a list is counterproductive. Nobody at Adobe is going to take your list and work on it from top to bottom. That is not how things go.
Photo of Shane Betts

Shane Betts

  • 161 Posts
  • 54 Reply Likes
Again, read my post. Five on the list, four bugs. All five have threads devoted to them, some of which are years old. None of them addressed in the latest update.

No, Adobe doesn't have to address anything. Adobe can do as it damn-well pleases and, clearly, does so - while happily taking our money every month.

Your point that, "Nobody at Adobe is going to take your list and work on it from top to bottom" is redundant at best. Anyone who's a professional and has been using LR  from the start, like myself, can vouch for that, no problem. That does seem to be their policy. 

My point in starting this thread is to illustrate how little, or how much, Adobe has done to address the issues and concerns of its customers with the new updates and, conversely, how much the updates reflect Adobe following their own plans without regard to their users. Oftentimes when a new version is released, bugs and requests from previous versions are taken as addressed and the threads reset. 

As I said to Kitty, you're welcome to your opinion but, if you don't have anything to add to the thread, why waste your time and mine to simply heckle?  If you think it's a fools quest, leave it alone to receive no activity and die. If the thread attracts more people than I with long-ignored issues then your opinion is moot.
Photo of Joel Weisbrod

Joel Weisbrod

  • 180 Posts
  • 98 Reply Likes
I use a product called ISY from Universal Devices that is an Insteon and Z-Wave controller for your home. On their forum, their is a place to make software upgrade and bug fix requests. Everyone looking can vote an idea up or down and the company (that actually cares about their customers) monitors the list and does institute changes that are voted up. The more users voting up, the closer to the top of the upgrade and enhancement list the idea moves and these are implemented in the normal upgrade process. As a small side note, their software actually works as promised!
Photo of Shane Betts

Shane Betts

  • 161 Posts
  • 54 Reply Likes
Thanks Joel. And, as many on this forum rely on Adobes software to run their businesses, user requests are often driven by a need to make processes more efficient and/or profitable. Just because one user doesn't have a need for a given feature in their workflow, doesn't mean it's not critical to someone else's.