The “massive update” to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC released earlier this month came with a lot of bugs that made a lot of the photography community quite angry, especially considering people are now paying monthly for the software.
We've had a lot of comments and questions from readers about Lightroom Classic CC and if there are any other options for software. We generally shy away from making recommendations like this, but it's inexcusable that Lightroom would suffer from the types of bugs it has after so many years of development.
“We heard your feedback and felt that parts of the release didn’t uphold the level of quality that we hold ourselves to. We’re happy to report that these issues were resolved and now available for immediate download. Some of the issues resolved included converting presets, sorting and copying/pasting profiles, translation errors, along with crash fixes.”
- An issue where some presets were not converting to the new format.
- An issue with B&W legacy presets where the profile resets to Adobe Standard
- An issue where Develop presets were not sorting correctly
- Translation errors in other languages for some profiles
- An issue where users were unable to copy/sync Black and White Mix settings
- Lightroom backup catalog error issues.
- Note: To resolve corruption issue in the backed up catalogs, update to Lightroom Classic CC v7.3.1 and then back up your catalogs again. If you're backing up your catalogs on macOS, see this known issue related to catalog compression below.
- Known Issue on macOS only: When backing up your catalogs on macOS, Lightroom Classic doesn't compress (zip) catalogs that have a file size less than 4 GB. As a workaround to this issue, manually compress the backed up catalog files. Compressed files take up less hard disk space. By default, Lightroom Classic saves backed up catalogs to the following location on macOS:
- /Users/[user name]/Pictures/Lightroom/[catalog name]/Backups
You can read more about the update at Adobe.