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Jan 07, 2011 00:42 |  #1

Can a perfectly good version of Lightroom become corrupt and start ruining pictures( bright colors as if bad memory card)? If I uninstall and reinstall, can I get my keywords back from a previous back up or are they gone from lightroom forever? Sorry for newb question and thanks for time.


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Jan 07, 2011 01:54 |  #2

Can a perfectly good version of Lightroom become corrupt and start ruining pictures( bright colors as if bad memory card)?

I would very much doubt it. LR only reads the original files, never writes to them.


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Jan 07, 2011 01:58 as a reply to  @ tzalman's post |  #3

The original file shows to be okay. It just distorts when I go to lightroom and start editing. I guess it could be camera. Video card?


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Jan 07, 2011 03:31 |  #4

How did you check to see wether the original file is okay? Try opening it in DPP or so, make sure you are viewing the rendered raw data, not the embedded preview.

Could be your HDD as well.


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Jan 07, 2011 04:38 |  #5

If the CR2 file opens o.k. in DPP but not in LR, the villain could be your monitor profile. LR is very sensitive to corrupt monitor profiles. If your monitor is hardware calibrated try recalibrating. If not, you can go into your system color setup and and change the associated profile to sRGB. This will knock out your color management, but it will show if the profile is at fault.


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Jan 07, 2011 14:36 as a reply to  @ tzalman's post |  #6

The files that showed corrupt in Lightroom showed corrupt in DPP as well. Sounds like it could be HDD. It's weird though that I have no problem with anything else other than my photos. When I shoot them in raw, the files show corrupt in lightroom instantly. In Jpeg, they show fine until almost final editing and then they show a line through the picture with one side looking normal color and monochrome on other. The RAW pics almost either turn black or have the bright neon colors on them. The jpeg's never do that. Thanks again.


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Jan 07, 2011 14:39 |  #7

Can you show a screengrab?


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Jan 07, 2011 14:42 |  #8

boog69 wrote in post #11593587 (external link)
The files that showed corrupt in Lightroom showed corrupt in DPP as well. Sounds like it could be HDD.

Why would corrupt files in LR and DPP be a HDD issue? Sounds more like a corrupt image. They could have become corrupt when being written or when transferring from a bad CF card to the computer. I have had a few images that were written to the card corrupt, but I didn't realize it until I got them on the computer. I threw the CF card out, got a new one, never had that issue again.

Do the images look fine on your LCD screen on your camera? If so, then I would try to re-save them from the card to the computer again. If they look OK on the camera and not on the computer, I doubt it is LR or DPP and more like a bad CF card. IMO


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Jan 07, 2011 16:32 |  #9

boog69 wrote in post #11593587 (external link)
The files that showed corrupt in Lightroom showed corrupt in DPP as well. Sounds like it could be HDD. It's weird though that I have no problem with anything else other than my photos. When I shoot them in raw, the files show corrupt in lightroom instantly. In Jpeg, they show fine until almost final editing and then they show a line through the picture with one side looking normal color and monochrome on other. The RAW pics almost either turn black or have the bright neon colors on them. The jpeg's never do that. Thanks again.

That can come with a bad card or, occasionally, from a card reader going bad or an I/O problem (USB cable, etc).

First, if you don't have a backup card, get one! That should be a no-brainer from the start because, well, you need one! Try a backup card and if the problem goes away, use the backup and if you want, you can do a low-level format on your original card and test it out, or just toss it and get a new one. I think most of us tend to toss the bad one because we don't want to risk the problem repeating itself.

If a replacement card doesn't fix it, then start troubleshooting your card reader and I/O. Different reader, different cables, different ports, something is causing this. Import to a different disk drive if you suspect that.


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Jan 07, 2011 23:17 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #10

I have a new card and a new card reader. Still does it. I always fomat cards when I use them over. My cards are a little older as they're all Ultra II's 2 and 4 Gb. I've tried saving them to external hard drive and then pulling over to hard drive and it still does the same thing. My new card is Extreme III 4gb. I'll try some screen shots when I get home as I'm working graveyard tonight. My computer had three USB ports so I added 4 more but not sure what' plugged into what on the back. I'll have to look more into that. My computer is around 5 years old so maybe time to look into now one. Thanks for help and I'll get screen shots in the morning. Also the images always look fine on my LCD screen on camera.


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Jan 08, 2011 03:14 |  #11

Well, I hope you can nail things down. There is a cause for these things, but it can be a hassle nailing things down.


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Jan 08, 2011 03:57 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #12

Tony, your right but it makes you want to not take pictures! Very disturbing. Thanks for any other ideas.


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Jan 08, 2011 06:01 |  #13

TGrundvig wrote in post #11593623 (external link)
Why would corrupt files in LR and DPP be a HDD issue? Sounds more like a corrupt image.

It does sound like a corrupt image. But if the image was fine a while back, and is corrupt now, it might be the HDD.
I agree it's more likely a bad card or transfer.


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