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How do you update the develop panel in pictures that were processed in early light room versions


New Member
Mar 22, 2019
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Lightroom Version
Classic CC 8.2
Operating System
macOS 10.15 Catalina
Ive been looking at pictures processed many years ago in an earlier version of light room. When I go to the develop panel many of the usual adjustments are missing. How do I update these pictures so that I can use all of the current adjustments.
Nov 30, 2012
Lightroom Experience
Power User
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There are at least three ways to do this:

If you’re in the Develop module, choose Settings > Update to Current Process Version, or click the lightning bolt under the histogram.
When you hover the pointer over the lightning bolt, it tells you what Process Version it is. The current version is Process Version 5.
If you don’t see a lightning bolt, the Process Version is current.


Or, scroll down to the Calibration panel, and in the Process menu there, choose the highest available Process Version.

If you’re in the Library module, select images and choose Photo > Develop Settings > Update to Current Process Version.