Rolling back the Lightroom update

The last days I went back to use Lightroom quite often. Editing a couple of images, exporting 2 years worth of shots for the family yearly photo album (I know, we’re one year behind …) and believe me, I had the impression I was still using my old Pentium 4 … every second move in Lightroom would make it go “not responding” (the Window equivalent of Mac’s beach ball of death).

Lightroom CC/6

Lightroom CC/6

After reading so much about the problems of Lightroom 6.2/6.2.1 (or 2015.2/2015.2.1, if you prefer the CC naming) I definitely decided to roll back the update.

Adobe CC offers you older versions of software, but by older versions they understand the last updates of Lightroom 4 and Lightroom 5, no option to really go back to Lightroom 6.1.1 …

When hell broke loose with the very unstable release of 6.2, I remember a post from RC Concepcion teaching how to rollback this update (see original post Rolling back the update to Lightroom 6.2).

Basically you go to the Adobe site where they have the Adobe Lightroom storage page.

Download and install the “Application installer” for LR 6. Keep you Adobe CC logged in, the installer will find it and authenticate the installation.

Then, download and install the update to Lightroom 6.1.1 and ignore the information that you have a newer version.

Basically you’re getting stability and the old import interface and loosing Dehaze as brush/gradient option and the “lovable” new import interface.

That didn’t solve 100% of my problems. I still have freezing when using the local adjustment brush (in the case I was erasing a gradient filter’s mask on leaves in a tree. Apparently Windows 10 with AMD graphics card and Lightroom are not the best combination. I installed the “Beta” version of the driver, the problem improved a bit, but not totally gone.

In any case I’m keeping the LR6 and update to 6.1.1 files in my disk, just in case LR 6.3 is also unstable.

Adobe, please!!!


About Cris Da Rocha

Astrophysicist, DB manager, cyclist, musician and, why not, "photographer to be". Back to enjoy photography after many years ... it's cool. Might share something nice and get something new.
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