All of a sudden, I started having a problem in the old LightRoom (v5.x)
on Windows (10):
Any adjustments I make are not shown on the photograph shown in the middle
of LR workspace. Also, it doesn't show any changes in the preview panel
for sharpening and noise reduction (under "Detail").
Also, sometimes, if I am making image adjustments, LR stops showing the
active image at all, with only the grey frame as a place holder.
I have already tried to move away Lightroom 5 Preferences.agprefs file
thus allowing LR to regenerate it with the default settings. That did not
Here are the things that have happened since everything worked just fine:
And the first symptoms were that LR was not showing on the imported photos
that a smart preview was active.
Also, sometimes, it was not showing
So, I've created a new catalog, removed the preference files, - and
the smart previews started working again.
But the changes are still not shown on the photos or in the side panel
"Details" - for sharpening and noise control.
Also, sometimes it shows just the gray frame instead of the photo. I have
to move to a different photo and come back to load the image.
I am torn between two possible reasons: something got damages in the
installation, and I should reinstall, or, something changed in the Windows
libraries/API, and that prevents LR from showing the images properly.
Has anybody heard about this type of problems?
Any ideas would be appreciated.