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LR 5.5 Radial Filter Corrupt

TLA

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I have been using LR 5.5 and the Radial Filter. Today suddenly the Radial Filter would not perform appropriatly. When I applied the Radial Filter (RF) the four crosses on the edges do not appear and when I try to open up the RF the image is distorted. When I close the RF there is no star or dot on the spot the RF was to be applied. I deleted LR 5.5 from my Computer (Main Disk and Trash). I then installed LR 5.3 and the problem persisted. With the reinstalled LR 5.3 I tried the RF on images in an old collection and an old folder and there was no improvement. The images were all in the same catalog. I do not know what else to do and would appreciate any suggestions. Hopefully this is not a sigh of a corrupt catalog.
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On the toolbar for the Radial Filter there is a dropdownlistbox. Set it to something other than "Never". If the Toolbar is not visiblt Press "T" to toggle the toolbar on and off.
 

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Zerocomrade

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Totally agree with TLA on this. After updating to LR 5.5 I had no issues what so ever until I had used the Radial Filter. I think the tool is corrupted. After using it LR stated to lag up even to the point unusable. Initially I thought it was the problem of my Hard Disk because it was loading the images forever and the folders were not accessible until I had closed lightroom completely ( CTRL + ALT + DEL it ).

Running a number of Google search on my issue led to a few possibilities but I had concluded that it was the radial filter in LR 5.5 after arriving to this thread.

It was as simple as that. I just cleared the picture I had worked with from the edits and it was working fine again.

Hope the radial filter issue can be addressed soon.
 

TLA

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Thank you so much for your comments. I found the toolbar and did find I had it set to "Never" and changed it to "Always". However the Radial Filter would not work on the files I processed yesterday when the problem arose. I deleted all the images I processed yesterday and now the Radial Filter appears to be working appropriately. If I continue to have problems I will rename my Preference File as suggested. Thanks again, I deeply appreciate you suggestions and help. I felt naked without a functioning Light Room. I have been taking images of my wife's daylillies and the Radial Filter is ideal for darkening the background.
Thanks Again
Tom
 
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