Lightroom: Why does 2015.6 flicker black or white some of the time?

  • 3
  • Problem
  • Updated 2 years ago
  • (Edited)
If I'm in the develop module (2015.6) and advance to the next image by the right arrow, I often get a black display (with only file information showing) for several seconds. This has never happened before and it shouldn't happen now.
Photo of Richard Kain

Richard Kain

  • 17 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 2 years ago

  • 3
Photo of John R. Ellis

John R. Ellis, Champion

  • 3372 Posts
  • 844 Reply Likes
Have you tried unchecking the option Preferences > Performance > Use Graphics Processor?
Photo of John R. Ellis

John R. Ellis, Champion

  • 3372 Posts
  • 844 Reply Likes
It may be relevant if this only started happening in 2015.6, or if you are on Windows and you or Windows Update updated your graphics driver.   It's easy enough to try, and it has addressed performance issues for many other people.
Photo of Stefan Redel

Stefan Redel

  • 87 Posts
  • 29 Reply Likes
That is the wrong way, giving the fault back to 'the others' if that whole bunch of new problems only appear since 2015.6.
LR _has to work_ even if there are updated drivers from nvidia or AMD or Microsoft or Intel.

Isn't there a working QC? Or is this doing just one person which was on vacation the whole time? Ridicolous. :)
Photo of John R. Ellis

John R. Ellis, Champion

  • 3372 Posts
  • 844 Reply Likes
I'm not justifying possible bugs or "blaming the victim", just suggesting a workaround that has helped many, many other users to use LR productively.
Photo of Stefan Redel

Stefan Redel

  • 87 Posts
  • 29 Reply Likes

Best Workaround is this and then waiting for the next update:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/roll-back-to-prior-update.html

Photo of John R. Ellis

John R. Ellis, Champion

  • 3372 Posts
  • 844 Reply Likes
If indeed the issue is with use of the graphics processor, waiting for the next update may very well not solve your issue.  As Jeffrey Tranberry indicated, if disabling the GPU avoids the problem, then try updating your graphics driver for a more permanent solution.  But even that may not solve the problem -- LR isn't compatible with all graphics chipsets, and it has problems automatically identifying with which ones it is compatible.  So like many others, you may have to keep the GPU permanently disabled.   Note that unless you have a 4K or 5K display with a newer graphics chipset, most people have not noticed much difference with the GPU enabled.
Photo of Jeffrey Tranberry

Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

  • 13968 Posts
  • 1664 Reply Likes
What OS/version are you running Lightroom on? It sounds like a graphics driver problem. The solution may be to make sure you have the latest graphics driver: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-gpu-faq.html#troubleshooting