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Lightroom problem


Colin Smale 11 427 England
25 Oct 2011 7:36PM
lr-mg-3006.jpg

I open raw files in Lightroom 2 and one or two of them suddenly get boxed up in pink. Any idea what's happening?

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answersonapostcard e2
10 12.6k 15 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2011 7:38PM
Looks like a corrupt file Sad
mikehit e2
5 6.8k 11 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2011 8:22PM
Have you tried opening them in another program?
Colin Smale 11 427 England
25 Oct 2011 8:50PM
I use LR to open/edit my raw files. Luckily I don't move them from card to a folder, I copy them so I can still retrieve the odd ones that go pink, still in raw of course.
marc484ie 7 31 1 Ireland
26 Oct 2011 7:12AM
Have you tried a new graphics adapter driver. It looks like corrupt graphics drivers. Go to your computer manufacters web site and download the lastest drivers from there.


Good Luck
Colin Smale 11 427 England
26 Oct 2011 8:46AM
Ahh, that sounds right, will do. Thanx Marc.
Colin Smale 11 427 England
27 Oct 2011 12:24PM
Did that, problem remains. Is there any way I can check (somehow) to see if..e.g. graphics card is working ok or has had it? Assuming that might be the problem. Sad
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 1:15PM
If it is a duff graphics card it will not effect the underlying file, so open it in Lightroom and export it to a low res jpeg. Then if you can open the jpeg okay you know the original file wasn't corrupt.

I've seen very similar results when copying files using a card reader that wasn't true USB2 compatible. To eliminate this, plug in your camera and copy directly from that to your computer.

Ian
Colin Smale 11 427 England
28 Oct 2011 10:23AM
I opened this single file in a different programme and got the message "This image is currupted" so maybe it's the memory card. It's not one of the cheapo cards, well known well respected make.
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 10:27AM
Before you bin the card, try copying straight from camera as I suggested, it could be your card reader.
Colin Smale 11 427 England
28 Oct 2011 11:07AM
Yep, that looks like the answer, it's the card reader. Thanx for that info.
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 11:09AM
Glad that worked for you. At least new card readers are pretty cheap.
Colin Smale 11 427 England
28 Oct 2011 11:28AM
I was thinking, probably best to take pics straight out of camera as you suggested. Wink
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 11:37AM
I would get another card reader Colin, saves wear and tear on the flap covering the USB port. Smile
Scutter e2
7 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 11:44AM

Quote:I would get another card reader Colin, saves wear and tear on the flap covering the USB port. Smile


Second that. I broke my card reader (sat on it Sad ) and started using the usb cable straight from the camera but the rubber weather proof flap gets loose quite quickly and so I have got a new card reader from Picstop - there are lots to choose from !

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