Lightroom 4 Hot Issues from Tom Hogarty

If you’ve upgraded to Lightroom 4 and are having any issues then you may want to take a quick look at this latest post by Adobe’s Lightroom Product Manager, Tom Hogarty. Personally, I haven’t seen any of the issues except for Edit In stuff (see below) but I’ve heard from people that have. The biggest ones that I’ve been hearing, have to do with the “Edit In” workflow from Lightroom to Photoshop and Tom addresses this. There’s also one about the Point Curve that Tom writes a “high severity bug” that they’re working on very hard. However, I’m not a big fan of using the Point Curve so that one hasn’t affected me personally. At the end of the post Tom reminds everyone that they’re listening. So if you do have any thoughts or feedback, please make sure you send it in to them. It wouldn’t hurt to post here too as I’ve been trying to keep track of everything so I can blog about it as I find out. Thanks.



  1. Sonia Showalter 17 October, 2012 at 12:52 Reply

    I am suddenly having a problem moving from LR 4 to cs5. When go to, ” Edit in Photoshop CS5″, the image opens without the LR adjustments. Actually, some adjustments come through, but not others. Specifically, exposure adjustments, wether with the slider or any that are done with the adjustment brush.

    Chatted with support and was walked through different possible fixes, but nothing worked. Seems it only affects PSD files.

    Last thing I tried was uninstalling and reinstalling .

    Has there been a fix for this?

  2. Melinda Downing 1 April, 2012 at 19:14 Reply

    Hi Matt,
    I Love the book feature of Lightroom 4, with two exceptions. I wish jpg was an option as well as exporting to a pdf, and I would LOVE a 9 photo layout, three rows of three squares. Julieanne Kost even shows a work around for this layout on one of her turorials. This seems like a popular layout, why not just include it?

  3. Donavan 1 April, 2012 at 05:48 Reply

    Have very slow performance with LR4. No able to edit with PSE8 mac. Tech support told me to purchase PSE10. Downloaded and installed it and I still can not edit with external program.

    I am going to demand a refund on first business day.

  4. Kevin Graham 26 March, 2012 at 18:55 Reply

    Something has to be done about performance. Been using Lightroom 4 for several weeks now and I’m considering going back to LR 3.6 unless there is a patch soon. It’s bad.

  5. Harvey M 21 March, 2012 at 22:09 Reply

    Air to air is definitely a blast! I got to go up once with Greg Poe and crew. It is such a fun challenge. Up until then I always wondered about every image having the pilot always facing the camera. It was my “duh!” moment. Those pilots are amazing.

  6. Bruce Himelman 20 March, 2012 at 21:34 Reply

    Matt: I noticed since installing LR4 and subsequently installing Cr 6.7, the merge to HDR in photoshop is not working as it did in LR3. The ghosting feature when used actually changes the amount of light in the HDR shot depending on which photo you select. I usually have 5 exposures. Previously the only things that changed with ghosting were items that could have moved like flags or water. Have you heard about this? The reason I installed CR 6.7 beta was due to the fact that edited pics in LR 4 when transferred to CS5 did not show and you were only working with the unedited raw file. That was awful. Thanks

  7. Dave 20 March, 2012 at 15:07 Reply

    Hi Matt
    Interesting post, thanks for sharing. I’ve found the navigator panel intermittently gets stuck on an image and does not change when selecting a new image, both in the library and develop modules. Have you or anyone else experienced anything like this.


  8. Michael Shay 19 March, 2012 at 17:00 Reply

    Speaking of LR4 hot issues, are you going to update all your presets for LR4 and/or can I buy them updated as a package…love them and use them all the time.

    Your adjustment brush presets alone are so worthwhile.

  9. charlie 19 March, 2012 at 15:52 Reply

    After reading these and adobe’s forums I am very uncertain in terms of usability in production of LR4.Despite of known sluginess even LR to Photoshop workflow doesn’t work well! Thats shame Adobe.

  10. jose 19 March, 2012 at 13:55 Reply

    Just one question
    What’s happening with my comments?. Don’t you accept comments from outside the US?. I never see mine published.

  11. Sunny 17 March, 2012 at 20:06 Reply

    Just wondering if I have blocked from commenting? The last two comments I have tried to post on your blog never showed up. I’m using Firefox, if that matters.

  12. René Gallet 17 March, 2012 at 13:54 Reply

    Two days after installation of LR4, I suddenly started having a problem exporting .jpg files of my images. Everytime I export I get a warrning window that says:

    “Unable to Export: An internal error has occured: WIN32 API error 2 ( the system cannot fine the file specified when calling ShellExecExw from AG Workspace. shell execute”

    Yet the file that I want to export appears intact in the folder to which it was directed.

    Anyone else having this problem ?? How do I correct it (it’s irritating)

  13. Jose 17 March, 2012 at 08:40 Reply

    Maybe I am missing something but, no comment on the sluggish behavior of LR4 compared to LR3.
    Is Adobe working on this?

  14. Stan Burman 16 March, 2012 at 06:01 Reply

    Thanks to you Matt, to the gang at NAPP, and to Tom Hogarty and the Lightroom gang at Adobe. Lightroom 4 is way cool. The info you folks have provided is super.

  15. Sunny 15 March, 2012 at 13:40 Reply

    This may be trivial, but since migrating to Lightroom 4, Lightroom will open when I insert a card into my card reader but will not bring up import dialog. I have the “Show import dialog when memory card is detected” box checked and Image Capture knows to Open LR4. If Lightroom is open, the import dialog appears.

    PS – I deleted the com.adobe.Lightroom4.plist file…….didn’t help.

    I reported this here:

  16. Lewis Johnston 15 March, 2012 at 12:44 Reply


    Whats’s going on? I went and reviewed Tom Hogarty’s post and it looks like an incredible number of folks are having an issue of slow response/performance with LR4. The really strange part is that Adobe does not appear to be directly addressing any of the comments/complaints. In the past Adobe has been pretty good at least in acknowleding arising issues. All this is giving some of the rest of us a cause for pause in terms of doing the upgrade.

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