//Troubleshooting

Help – I Lost My Lightroom Close, Minimize and Maximize Buttons!

I get questions all the time about missing buttons for closing, minimizing and maximizing the Lightroom window. For some reason these questions have become more common with Lightroom 6 and Classic. The problem is that you are in a full-screen mode that hides the Lightroom bar with the buttons. This bar in Lightroom with Close, [...]

2017-11-28T12:40:20-08:00 November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Your Lightroom Catalog Is Too New to Be Used with This Version of Lightroom

Many users who have upgraded to Lightroom Classic have encountered this error: The catalog named X is too new to be used by this version of Lightroom. Would you like to select a different catalog? This happens when you accidentally open your Lightroom Classic catalog using Lightroom 6 or CC 2015 and this old version can't [...]

2017-11-23T11:02:17-08:00 November 23rd, 2017|1 Comment

Have Your Lightroom Panels Gone Black?

Since the release of Lightroom 6.8 and CC 2015.8, some users have reported that their panels in the Library module suddenly go black: This seems to only be an issue with Mac OS Sierra. Update: also El Capitan. The quickest way to get your panels back is to switch from Library (G) to Develop (D) and [...]

2017-06-28T17:46:09-07:00 February 22nd, 2017|31 Comments

Clean Up Your Files and Folders in Lightroom

Below are two video tutorials from my Lightroom CC/6 and 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series that will teach you how to clean up your files and folders - learn to reorganize them and to resolve "missing file / file cannot be found" issues. The first video, File and Folder Management: Reorganizing, explains how to [...]

2017-08-02T11:25:49-07:00 December 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Lightroom Questions? Here’s Where to Turn for Answers

I am very happy to report that Victoria Bampton's exceptional reference book, Adobe Lightroom 5 - The Missing FAQ, is now available!  Victoria is a fellow Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom,  the founder of lightroomforums.net, and one of the most knowledgeable Lightroom experts I know.  She therefore understands what questions Lightroom [...]

2017-06-28T20:22:01-07:00 July 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Lightroom Quick Tip: Finding Your Missing Panel

About once a week I get an email from a Lightroom user who has lost a panel ... most panels can go missing, but in my experience people seem to lose their Catalog panel in the Library module more than any other. To recover your missing panel, right-click (Ctl-click on a Mac) on the name of [...]

2017-06-28T20:36:07-07:00 December 3rd, 2012|73 Comments

Where to Go for Lightroom Help – the Lightroom Queen Introduces a Member Area and Help Desk

Victoria Bampton, the Lightroom Queen,  author of  Adobe Lightroom 4 - The Missing FAQ,  and one of the most knowledgeable people on Lightroom I know, has introduced a great new Help Desk and Members area. Anyone can be a member. Members get access to a public section of the knowledgebase, containing the most frequently asked questions [...]

2017-08-29T15:39:36-07:00 August 15th, 2012|4 Comments
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