Another free alternative is OpenShot Video Editor. It is open source, and straightforward to learn and use. I like it and occasionally use it as I can merge the occasional video I shoot with my photos, and with music or other sound tracks. I can also adjust the time of a single photo if I want...
In your original post, you said " Importing images is hit and miss. Sometimes it’s flawless. Sometimes I have to shut everything down and reboot ".
Have you imported from the hard drive enough times to say it is (always) flawless?
If so, then Lightroom is not your problem.
I think you keep forgetting that the OP said : "I processed a dng file .... until I thought that it looked good, "
Nothing scientific, and nothing definitive.
What he found was that he could (easily) produce two images that looked good. When he did a little pixel peeping, he saw a small...
Of course the settings will make a difference. The OP said " I processed a dng file from my Fuji X-T30 (converted from a Fuji raf file) in LR Classic until I thought that it looked good, again just my opinion. I then processed the original dng file in Capture One Fuji Express until again I...
I have just played with a file. I tried to match WB and output color profiles, as well as clarity and texture.
See Attached file.
CO denotes Capture One from LR.
While one looks a tad "sharper" than the other, I think it is more a combo of clarity and texture which I didn't work extra hard on...
I use both LR Classic and Capture One.
I'll admit, though, I have not compared the results of sharpness between the two processors.
I can see the differences in your shots. The photo on the right is sharper.
I tend to finish my "good" photos using Topaz Detail as a plug in to Photoshop, as I...
Download is not available to me yet in the SW US, so I have not tried it yet. I would guess that it will be highly photo dependent and how complex the edges around the missing pieces are. I was always surprised at how well boundary warp worked. It would be great to be able to do some warp...
Depending upon the town you live in, there may be resources for free.
In Green Valley AZ, we have a couple of camera clubs and computer clubs that will have experts who would be willing to help. In nearby Tucson there is also a larger camera club. It would also be easier if you had everything on...
I understand now what you are doing.
I sort of did the same thing when I wanted to overhaul my keywords. But I just used the master catalog, picked out a year via the filter, and then went at it.
I saved all the re-import time.
I just started with the most recent year, and worked backwards in...
I would question why you are making and keeping yearly catalogs.
I have a master catalog as well, called "All Photos" (not a very original name :) ).
I can go the the Library, and within the Library Filter is the menu for metadata.
The first default is date, where I can then select any year (or...
I back up my LR catalog two ways.
First, I use the built in LR backup function that backs up the catalog about once a week. I keep anywhere from 3 to 10 of those. I tend to clean it up every couple of months.
But then I back up the catalog and all its files every time I add new photos (which...
I don't have that KB number in my history. I have Win 10 Professional, v1903, and the last update I did was on 10/1, KB 4517211. And my Chrome has been a little funky at times as well.
I have put a delay on the latest on, KB4524147 because of some of the issues it has reportedly had. There were...
What changed on your system a few days ago? Did you by any chance install a new update to the Win 10 OS?
The last update a week or so ago has had some issues in the field.
What Win 10 version are you running now?
Must be a Win 7 to LR communication issue.
The fact that the files are deleted implies that the LR to Win 7 link works. WIn 7 doesn't get the confirm back to LR.
I have Win 10, and not heard of this issue.
You should post something on the Adobe site.
See How do I send a bug report or feature...
What is the history with 8.4 on this machine?
How full is the hard drive the photos and software are on?
Did the deletes used to work, and now not?
Did any thing change just before you noticed this? such as new software? or a Win 7 update?
Add me to the list of those that agree with you.
I use a modified version of John's workflow process for any photo shoot that has more than 100 images or so to process. It is highly valuable.
For less than 100 shots (or so) I don't use a Smart Collection, but I follow the principles of it.
Just for your info, I have not upgraded every year. I had been using CO v7 for quite a while. Then they did a major overhaul on v12, which I then upgraded to. It is unlikely I'll upgrade to v13 unless there is something really significant. Between LR Classic, CO 12, and Photoshop, and a few...
I just looked at my driver info.
It must have updated in April (or later) during a Windows update.
What version of Windows are you running? I have the v1809 of Win 10 Pro which I updated to in July.
What happens if you go to this window and select "update driver" ?