I have followed this forum for a long time and now find I must ask for help.
I have a desktop XP system that runs LR 3.3 just fine. My HP Vista 32 bit laptop
has a problem with LR 3.3. I have loaded, deleted and reloaded the software.
When selecting files, Raw or Jpeg, from a source folder for Import in Library Mode the thumbnails are visible.
After importing files in Library Mode, thumbnails are grayed out but metadata is active and the file name appears on the grayed out thumbnail.
If I export a file from Library mode and view it in Bridge it looks good. If I look at it with Bridge, in the folder where LR saves it, it is also good.
If I switch from Library Mode to Web Mode the thumbnails become visible. If I next go to Print Mode the image is visible. If I go directly from Library to Print Mode the image is grayed out. Going through Web Mode makes it visible in Print Mode.
Switch to Slideshow Mode and the image is grayed out. In Develop Mode it is grayed out and the Histogram is also grayed out but the R, B, & G numbers change as you move the cursor around the blank image.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!