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Tue, Mar 6, 2012 2:16 PM

Lightroom: LR4 doesn't display point curve adjustments made in LR3

After updating from LR3, LR4 has reset my tone curves. I use custom tone curves on almost every picture, and all my contrast treatments this way seem to have gone. Initially the previews were still the old ones, so I only noticed after opening several pictures in the develop module, just to see my meticulous tone curve adjustments be removed.

Is anyone else seeing this?

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182 Points

10 y ago

Could there be a tool that just selects the relevant images (those edited with point curve) ?

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60 Points

10 y ago

I also need a copy of the script. Asap.

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60 Points

10 y ago

Tom,

Adobe must make it absolutely chrystal clear to the users what happens to their tone curves by design when they switch to process 2012. I very strongly support the idea of at least making a blog entry on that issue. Actually it's a vast oversight not to have this prominently in the documentation, videos etc.

Customers like myself feel very uneasy facing the fact that their curves suddenly contain many additional data points.

It is a highly controversial design choice. What happens if we migrate those dozens of points to a future "process 2014" -- hundreds of points?

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94 Points

10 y ago

We're a couple of weeks down the line, but I don't see any real solutions - can someone post an update please?

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62 Points

10 y ago

As above, I'd like to see a statement from Adobe detailing where we are with this? Should I be asking for the above script assuming it will work, waiting for a fix to come in a product update over the next few days etc....

I don't often use tone curve adjustments, but have done on enough occasions to be impacted, and can't offhand pick out all of my images that would be affected (so I could at least flag or tag them for my own reference).

I have downloaded the LR4 trial, installed and imported a catalogue, but don't have the will to use this, or import new pictures to it, for fear that an adequate fix won't come, and I'll end up not paying for the upgrade and going back to LR3. I'd really like to get started testing, so I can get ued to the features and new opportunities ready for the wedding season.

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2K Points

Hi David,
I am sure a fix will come.
In fact it is already there in the workaround-shape of the script. You will find all about it if you display all comments in full.
I am sorry that this forum is so much technically inferior to the "normal user-to-user forum", so that I cannot link to a particular comment inside a thread, otherwise I would exactly point you were to look.
That this forum hides part of the older comments acerbates this inferiority further.

Look 7 major comments above, in the answers to Eric Bier.

The final fix, which I would guess to be incorporated into LR4.1, will be *under the hood*, I assume, where the script now is a bit convoluted, but open.
No need for you to search yon your own which LR3-images you processed via tone curve in point mode.
Or which "linear" tone curve preset was lost.

To get really prepared for your wedding season I would recommend to start testing, as the new basic controls are very different. If you want to deal with a test catalog only try searching for difficult images first, where you might get problems with auto-highlight and auto-blacks.

Good luck, Cornelia

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3.6K Points

10 y ago

Come on Tom (Hogarty)
Having all paid our money we're still waiting for Adobe to get this thing fixed.

When will the update be ready?

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100 Points

10 y ago

I double this - I think we all should have a discount on buying future Adobe product.

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124 Points

10 y ago

Could I please receive the script and directions?
Thanks.

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182 Points

10 y ago

I paid a product I can't use for almost three weeks now. I think that is really enough time for a proper hotfix.

That script is ten days old, too.

Compared to online multiplayer games, for example, Adobe should be able to publish hotfixes to critical bugs as fast as those games are (normally ~one week).

Even my clients expect a fix within a few days or a week if I do a fault. They don't even care about weekends or normal work times if they can't produce.

And I don't need any discounts on further Adobe products. I just need the product I paid for and a product which should be working NOW!

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70 Points

10 y ago

Tom--

I purchased the LR4 upgrade on day one. But I have been waiting and waiting -- holding off using LR4 until the tone curve problem is fixed (I used them a great deal in LR3). If you have no time frame of the next LR4 update, can you please send me or make available the script and directions? I'd like to start using LR4 now, please.

Thanks.

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2K Points

10 y ago

Script and directions are hidden in this thread.
Go up to last entry of Eric Bier an unhide all of the comments to his entry.

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70 Points

10 y ago

Thanks! Got it. Am good to go.

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124 Points

10 y ago

Thanks, also! I appreciate it.

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70 Points

10 y ago

This bug is especially insidious. The previews and icons appear correct in LR4 after import from LR3. The absence of the tone curve is not obvious until the preview is recreated by entering the Develop module or until the image is exported or printed. As a result, I was tricked into editing a number of images to correct them when I found they suddenly went flat when the tone curve was lost.

Fortunately, the script works well, even those images that had curves applied and updated to the new the new process version were handled well. (FYI, I always with changes to the XMP file associated with each image.)

It appears to me that the script restores the original point curve at the correct point in the metadata history. As a result the edits made to correct the mangled curve and to apply the new process version still are applied and the image displayed after running the script is the image as you last edited it in LR4.

The good part is that it is now possible to click on a past history item and see the image exactly as it appeared in LR3. At that point I was able to do a before/after comparison to see which version I wanted to keep. So far, I'm keeping the Process 2012 version.

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130 Points

10 y ago

I really like to run this script but only get the error message below when I click the link to download the file. Does anyone know why this happens?

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