Lightroom Classic CC 7.3.1 has just been released. It’s a double dot release to fix some of the biggest bugs in 7.3, including:
- Some presets did not convert to the new format if they contained specific characters
- Presets sorted in the wrong order
- Applying a preset applied the Adobe Standard profile or converted from B&W to Color or vice versa
- The translation of Adobe Portrait and Adobe Landscape was incorrect in some languages
- Black & White Mix was missing from copy settings and synchronize settings dialogs
There are still bugs outstanding, most notably around presets and profiles, and these are still a work in progress.
In my last newsletter, I warned of a problem in Lightroom Classic 7.0-7.3 that was causing corrupted backups in some situations, and recommended doing a file system copy of your Lightroom Catalog rather than relying on Lightroom’s Catalog Backup tool.
This issue has been fixed in 7.3.1, so I’d strongly recommend doing a backup after updating. To do so, go to Edit menu (Windows) / Lightroom menu (Mac) > Catalog Settings > General tab and change the pop-up to When Lightroom next exits. Quit Lightroom to trigger the backup.
As a result of this emergency fix, automatically zipping backup catalogs on Mac is temporarily disabled, but that should be back in a future update.
Disable the Large Preset Preview
There have been lots of requests to disable the new large preset preview functionality. While not available yet, the requests have been heard loud and clear, and a preference setting is currently in development. If you’re struggling with performance issues caused by the new preset preview and you’d like access to a developer build with this new preference setting, leave a note in the comments below and I’ll forward your details to Adobe for consideration.
To update, go to Help menu > Updates or click the Update button in the CC app. The update servers take a while to push the updates around the world, to avoid crashing the servers. You can also open the Creative Cloud app, click the … icon (top right) and select Check for Updates to give it a nudge.