Lightroom: Wonky Display in Lightroom 4.2 Final

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Posted this in the Lightroom general forum, but thought it best to post here for completeness.

In Library or develop mode every other image is distorted.

So LR 4.2 Final, Windows 7 x64, Intel 4000 video driver with latest updates

Here is a side by side comparison showing the distorted image on the right. This was working fine yesterday before I upgraded from 4.1 to 4.2. So this definitely was introduced with 4.2

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MICHAEL KIRWAN

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  • frustrated, should have waited to upgrade

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Given these are just previews, you can try to regenerate those.
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MICHAEL KIRWAN

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True, but a lot of additional work, I have a large collection of catalogs

Will try later to see if this resolves the issue - but this should have been a seamless upgrade with the only action a user should need to do is download and hit the install button. Also, another minot gripe, the 4.2 install process deletes non-Adobe files and directories from the Adobe 4.1 file system - that is totally wrong!!!!! It should only delete files that are an integral part of Photoshop not anyone elses data

Grhhhhh
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|> "the 4.2 install process deletes non-Adobe files and directories from the Adobe 4.1 file system"

I did not experience this: e.g. resources remained from previous 4.1 installation. Can you give an example of files deleted?
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Plugin Directory called Photosmith totally removed during the install process, removed when the install took out 4.1 cleared everything from that directory.

While I could download and install the plugin again - which I did, it would have been easier if it was left in the 4.1 directory and I could have dragged it across. To install the Photosmith Plugin you just copy the plugin folder to the LR directory.

Methinks that deleting non-owned software is a no no, especially on my system :)

Mike

By the way, the image distortion has been resolved by rebuilding the previews, across close to 80 catalogs :( That was a chore, and I think something that should not have happened or we warned that it was a possibility
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Which directory was Photosmith in?
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MICHAEL KIRWAN

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c:/program files/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1

In past upgrades it would leave a directory just containing the Photosmith directory, but this time nada

Mike
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I wasn't aware Lightroom would even acknowledge plugins in the program directory, or was this not a plugin?

Generally plugins should be installed in the modules directory in Lightroom's app data, e.g. C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules

You might want to mention this to Photosmith too.

Were there other folders/files missing as well?
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Yes LR will recognize a plugin in this directory, but I will recommend to Photosmith they remove this install direction. They quote this directory as well as the one you mention. This would have made it persistent

Mike

By the way, it is a pretty cool plugin, on location, I download my images from camera to my iPad, work with the client for selection, rate the images etc, then at home base import straight from the iPad into LR. Saves a lot of time