A few weeks ago, we got excited about all the new features in Lightroom CC’s “massive update”. The loved the long-overdue upgrades such as more profiles, faster import, and a better user interface. But, and this is a big but (BUT even), it didn’t take long before the community started experiencing problems that left them quite upset. Today, the software company apologized for the quality hiccup, and better yet, released a bug fix update that resolves these issues.
At the tail of the announcement, Adobe released this apology:
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.
Here is the short summary of fixes in this update:
- Some presets are not converting to new format
- With B&W legacy presets, the profile resets to Adobe Standard
- Develop presets not sorting correctly
- Translation errors in other languages for some profiles
- Black and White Mix settings – Unable to Copy/Sync
- Lightroom backup catalog error issues
If you’re a PC user, you need to update to Lightroom Classic v7.3.1 and back up your catalogs again to fix your corrupted files. To get the latest version of Lightroom CC, just update the Creative Cloud Desktop App, and you should be good to go.
Meanwhile, for MacOS, the Lightroom Classic doesn’t compress catalogs that have a file size of less than 4GB. As a result, you’ll need to compress the catalogs manually.
You can learn more about the bug fix update and the new features summary on the Adobe blog.