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Develop module How to use new Lr CC tools on images imported with earlier versions of Lr?

nIkedoni1a

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I have images that i imported into Lr back in 2010 using whatever was the current version of Lr was back then. At the time I only performed only very basic edits and upon reviewing them now i know i could do much better now with the new tools in Lr CC. I thought that when Lr updated the catalog with the new install that the new tools would show up in the develop module but of course the old ones (brightness, fill Light etc) are there. I see posts about changing calibration but don't know how that is done and warnings not to do entire folders, just individual images because their "appearance" may change. Truthfully it would be okay with me if I just reset the edits and started fresh with the current version of Lr. Can someone walk me through it? Thanks in advance!
 
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Adding to Paul's post-
When in the Develop module, you will see a 'lightning bolt' symbol in the Histogram panel for any photo that is still using an 'old' Process Version.
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Click on this icon to update the Process Version. And ignore the warning about "appearance may change"- so what! you would probably want the better color rendering that Process Version 5 gives your photos. And you get to use all the new tools available in Classic v9.2 :cool:
 
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