I have downloaded this beta. It installed and when run it said it could not import a catalog and needed to create a new one. I can't remember the choices or my response but the program refuses to run. The splash screen appears and then a message that says "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 64-bit has stopped working."
I have uninstalled the program re downloaded and reinstalled it and still get the same message. Has anyone had this problem? Better yet, has anyone solved it?
#1. "RE: LIghtroom 5 Beta" In response to Reply # 0
Colorado Springs, US
You need to create a new catalog - call it "LR5". Importing your current catalog could potentially cause settings mismatches, etc. Best to just copy of couple of directories as tests and import those into the program to get the feel of it. When the production version comes out, importation of your currently active LR4 catalog will happen automatically.
#2. "RE: LIghtroom 5 Beta" In response to Reply # 1
Thanks Rick for the reply. I was asked to create a new catalog and while I don't remember what I clicked it seemed to mess things up. Now only the splash screen loads. I'm going to check to see if deleting any catalogs I find in the beta will solve the problem.
#3. "RE: LIghtroom 5 Beta" In response to Reply # 2
Well, I deleted all Lightroom 5 Beta related catalogs about 3 times and then Windows 7 decided to fix the problem for me and actually did. It works now. To those who have read and scratched their heads and to Rick who came up with a pretty good idea, Thanks.