Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Performance Enhancement Survey - Lightroom

The folks at Adobe are listening!

Some folks, no matter how beefed up there systems are have consistent performance issues with Lightroom.  Although this effects only a small percentage of users, the Lightroom folks are listening.
Tom Hogarty, Adobes Photo Project Manager writes:

"I would like to address concerns recently voiced by our community of customers around Lightroom performance, as improving performance is our current top priority. We have a history, starting with our first public beta, of working with our customers to address workflow and feature needs, and we’d like to take that same approach regarding your performance concerns. We already understand many of the current pain points around GPU, import performance, certain editing tasks and review workflows and are investing heavily in improving those areas."

Link to survey:


If you have consistant ongoing performance issues, please take the time to complete this survey as fully as possible with as much detail.

You imput is vital and helpful and greatly appreciated

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lightroom Black Panel Bug fix for MAC OS Sierra and El Cap


The panels at the top, bottom, left, and right in the Lightroom user interface become 'black' intermittently when you perform actions such as switching between Lightroom modules, or minimizing and maximizing the Lightroom window.
Issue: Panels appearing black in Lightroom
Issue: Panels appearing black in Lightroom

Product versions affected 

Lightroom CC 2015.8/Lightroom 6.8 and earlier

Operating system 

macOS 10.12 (Sierra), Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
Lightroom team is actively investigating and working on fixing this intermittent issue of UI panels becoming black, and close to finding a solution. However, a fix is not yet available in the most current update of Lightroom. We are hoping to have it fixed in next update.


When the Lightroom panels appear as black on your Mac, follow the workaround steps given below to resolve this issue:
  1. In the Dock bar on your Mac, right-click the Lightroom icon and select Hide from the menu.
    Hide Lightroom using the Dock menu

  2. Right-click the Lightroom icon in the Dock again and select Show from the menu.
    Show Lightroom using the Dock

Lightroom panels should be visible now.