In a very uncanny circumstance of timing, Adobe just updated Lightroom Classic on exactly the day that I needed it.
I literally went out this morning for my first shoot with my new Sony A7Riii, and it just so happens that Adobe updated Lightroom Classic today to now support that camera (as well as a few other updates).
I have had to download the 2015 version and will continue to use this until this issue is addressed.
Until this is fixed, Lightroom is unusable for any process project. As a test, I tried opening/upgrading the same catalogs using a MAC installation of LR Classic, no problems.
When opening LR "Classic" it asks to UPGRADE the catalog so I allow it to upgrade then it says the catalog is damaged.....
So ive checked it in LR CC works fine and I've also got it to do it on a backup and the same message. What could be the issue as LR CC (original not the "NEW" version) works fine and even created a new backup and that doesn't work either???
They admit that they’ve made a mistake, but point out they’ve resolved the problem.
There is no 'full installer' for the perpetually licensed product 6.12. https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/keeping-lightroom-up-to-date.html2. Install Lightroom CC2015.12 using this app (this way you don't have to rely on the patch that hasn't worked for you.3.You can prevent this by changing some of the settings instead of using the default ones. You can still get Lightroom 6 back if you don’t want to switch to the subscription software, and Adobe has shared the steps you need to take.As Peta Pixel reports, there have been reports about this problem during the past couple of days.One of the photographers complained about this issue at Photographic Society of New Zealand Facebook page: “Anybody using Lightroom 6 standalone version beware if the Adobe Download manager indicated that you have updates.I ran the update last night and the update decided to uninstall my Lightroom 6 and install Lightroom CC.I was glad to hear that the release of 6.12 addressed the "Map module flashing" problem posted in this forum, which had made using Lightroom intolerable for the past several weeks.Unfortunately, all my attempts to update to this latest release have been unsuccessful.On my way home, I was thinking that I’d have to, since they had already released an update for the new Sony. Then I installed the new version and tried the auto setting and it definitely is better. In the new Range Mask feature (from October), if you had a color dropper on the image, you couldn’t delete it.But then I came home and saw there was an update to Lightroom. Apparently it’s now smart enough to use your existing White Balance, Crop settings, or Camera Profiles when doing it’s “thing”. I don’t really buy software, and spend the time learning it, just to have the software edit for me. Well, now you can Option/Alt click on a color sample point and it’ll remove it.From now on, it won’t be checked by default for users upgrading to Lightroom Classic CC.But if you’ve already made the mistake, follow the steps above and you should have your Lightroom 6 back on your computer.