A few people have run into a glitch just after installing Lightroom CC. The install finishes normally, and then when you try to start Lightroom, it flashes on the screen then almost immediately disappears. It looks like a crash, but as best I can tell it’s actually license authentication that’s failing.
If this is happening to you, simply log out then back in on your Creative Cloud utility. It’s not enough to exit and restart, you must log out by going to the gear icon in the upper right > Preferences… > Sign Out.
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This isn’t a full-fledged review of the Photosmith app, because frankly I couldn’t get deep enough to learn as much as I would have liked. On my iPad 3, it crashes so often as to be useless.
To be fair, Photosmith promises to be many things that I’d love to have. A way to cull and rate images from LightRoom on my iPad? Yes please! I don’t need heavy-duty color correction, just let me select the best from the thousands of images that come out of a day of wedding photography.
There are two pieces to Photosmith. The app on the iPad is the first piece, and the plugin for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is the other. Using the Photosmith plugin, Lightroom can export JPG files that are linked to the RAWs in your Lightroom master library. You can then change the ratings, colors, tags, and rotation of the images in your iPad, and those changes will later sync back to the RAWs in Lightroom. Continue reading Photosmith for iPad – A Brief Reaction