Overall, the response to Lightroom 4 has been great, but big changes are never without a few big glitches.
Tom Hogarty’s just posted about the major bugs they’re tracking with LR4 right now:
His main ones are:
- Point Tone Curve Migration
- The upgrade loses some custom point curves – they’re working on a fix, and also a way of fixing already upgraded catalogs, so don’t panic. Yes I know it’s a pain.
- “Edit in” Workflow for External Editors/Plug-ins
- NIK plug-ins (and some other 3rd party editors) are not working when using Edit In. They’re working on a fix.
- Edit in Photoshop Workflow
- ACR 6.7 is available as an RC – once you’ve installed it, it’ll still say you need ACR 7.0 (which will be the officially compatible version) but pressing Open Anyway will work correctly.
- Reverse Geocoding Delays
- It wasn’t working a few days ago. They’re monitoring with Google but it seems to be ok now.
I’ll add a few more I’m aware of:
- Some people are seeing performance issues, but not everyone, which makes it hard to track down. If you’re seeing performance issues, they’d like some clues on where to start looking, specifically…
- Where does it feel slow?
- Is it interactive speed in Develop?
- Walking through images in Develop? Or in Library?
- Does it slow down over time (hinting at poor memory usage)?
- Does turning off the second window help?
- Does turning off noise reduction or lens corrections help?
- Do you see the same with a clean catalog (i.e. is it catalog-specific or an upgrade problem?)
- Post your answers on the Bug Report forum where they can be tracked by the engineers
- Some can’t see the contents of large folders after converting their catalog. The engineers are investigating.
- Some are seeing an AgExportRendition error when trying to email photos. It appears to be related to a built-in preset which is only added when you press Restore Export Presets (so don’t do that if you’re not having trouble!). If you’re seeing it, please post it on the Bug Report forum and we’ll test the solution.
One final thing – some people are pressing Update All when asked about updating to PV2012. Lightroom does try to translate the settings, but the rendering is so different that you may end up needing to make further manual adjustments. Unless you want to practice your processing skills on your whole back catalog, don’t press Update All – only update the ones you intend to reprocess.