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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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Looks like a corrupt file
Have you tried opening them in another program?
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.
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.
Ahh, that sounds right, will do. Thanx Marc.
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.
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.
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.
Before you bin the card, try copying straight from camera as I suggested, it could be your card reader.
Yep, that looks like the answer, it's the card reader. Thanx for that info.
Glad that worked for you. At least new card readers are pretty cheap.
I was thinking, probably best to take pics straight out of camera as you suggested.
I would get another card reader Colin, saves wear and tear on the flap covering the USB port.
Quote: I would get another card reader Colin, saves wear and tear on the flap covering the USB port.
Second that. I broke my card reader (sat on it ) 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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