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Develop module Clone Tool

Jim L

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Premium Classic Member
Aug 6, 2021
Lightroom Version Number
Operating System
  1. Windows 11
In version 13.2 when using the clone tool, Lightroom Classic suggests an area to replace the selected location. The suggested area and the selected area can be moved with the mouse for a better match. In version 13.3 only the selected area can be moved. The problem is that many times the suggested area isn't appropriate. Thanks in advance for a solution.
I don't see the problem in 13.3. I can move either area.
Can you show us a screen print that illustrates the problem?
Thanks for your response - here are four screen copies that illustrate the problem. Only when the hand is showing it is possible to move the selection. They are two photos from version 13.2 and two from 13.3.
PS - the 3rd and 4th wouldn't load; I will do another response.


  • Ver13.2-1.jpg
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  • Ver13.2-2.jpg
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PS - the 3rd and 4th wouldn't load, I will do another response.


  • Ver13.3-1.jpg
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I'm not seeing that behavior in either 13.2 or 13.3. In your 4th screen shot it looks like you are starting a new clone set rather than trying to update the existing one. This will happen if you don't have the pre-existing clone set selected and you click in the image. In your example, for example, it looks like you clicked inside the source area while that clone set was not selected. A clone set can become de-selected if you select a different clone set or click someplace else in the image then come back to this clone set. However, having said that, your screen shot shows the white boundry lines of the clone set which would not be the case unless that clone set were selected so my hyphothosis may be bogus.

What is your Tool Overlay setting?

Try closing LrC and re-launching it

Try resetting your preferences file

See if this behavior occurs on all images

Create a new empty catalog and import one unedited image and see if the behavior is the same
I did all of the above suggestions BUT it still doesn't work. I just tried a wired-mouse instead of the wireless one BUT the result was the same.
The clone-set comment was a good one, but I'm doing the same thing on both computers.
I changed the sensitivity of the mouse and that solved the problem. It doesn't make sense because the mouse has been on this computer for 2+ years and without my changing any settings. Maybe a Windows update changed something. !!!!!????

Thanks for your time and assistance. Best... Jim
How strange. You're not the only person to have reported that, and I saw it once but haven't been able to reproduce it again. Some kind of intermittent bug perhaps.