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Image looks highly oversharpened in Develop module, but correctly in the details preview box

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Dear fellow Lightroom users,

I have suddenly come across a problem in Lightroom with the images looking way oversharpened in the Develop module.

This problem definitely just emerged in the last two weeks since I last edited a photo, it was all fine before.

Just for clarification, I use both a Panasonic MFT camera as well as a Sony A7 and I only shoot RAW images. Problems occur on all images from both cameras. There are no presets or other settings applied on import.

 

In the library view, all my pictures look perfectly fine. As soon as I switch to Develop mode, the image displayed in 1:1 ratio looks highly oversharpened, as if I would have upped the setting from 40 (default) to 80 or higher.

But in the small preview window within the "details" toolbox, the image shows the correct amount of sharpening.

To clarify, the image looks less sharp in the details box then in the main develop window. If I switch back to library, the image again looks correctly sharpened. Exported images are also fine.

 

Does anyone have an idea what could be the reason for this?

 

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.

Greetings, Jan-Hendrik

 

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Correct answer by Per Berntsen | Adobe Community Professional

Your develop previews might be corrupted.

Try purging the Camera raw cache, which will delete them.

This is done in Preferences > Performance.

 

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Image looks highly oversharpened in Develop module, but correctly in the details preview box

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Dear fellow Lightroom users,

I have suddenly come across a problem in Lightroom with the images looking way oversharpened in the Develop module.

This problem definitely just emerged in the last two weeks since I last edited a photo, it was all fine before.

Just for clarification, I use both a Panasonic MFT camera as well as a Sony A7 and I only shoot RAW images. Problems occur on all images from both cameras. There are no presets or other settings applied on import.

 

In the library view, all my pictures look perfectly fine. As soon as I switch to Develop mode, the image displayed in 1:1 ratio looks highly oversharpened, as if I would have upped the setting from 40 (default) to 80 or higher.

But in the small preview window within the "details" toolbox, the image shows the correct amount of sharpening.

To clarify, the image looks less sharp in the details box then in the main develop window. If I switch back to library, the image again looks correctly sharpened. Exported images are also fine.

 

Does anyone have an idea what could be the reason for this?

 

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.

Greetings, Jan-Hendrik

 

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Per Berntsen | Adobe Community Professional

Your develop previews might be corrupted.

Try purging the Camera raw cache, which will delete them.

This is done in Preferences > Performance.

 

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Sadly this did not help. Images in the Develop module are still looking oversharpened while being just fine in all other views.

Thank you for the tip.

 

Greetings,

Jan-Hendrik

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You say that the image displays correctly in Library. Is this at 1:1?

If you compare Library and Develop at 1:1, what do you see?

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Yes, I mean the 1:1 view. In Library, the 1:1 image looks "correct", meaning the sharpness is according the the image settings. In Develop, the 1:1 view is highly oversharpened while in the little viewing box of the Details tool, the part of the image visible is displayed with the correct amount of sharpness.

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Your develop previews might be corrupted.

Try purging the Camera raw cache, which will delete them.

This is done in Preferences > Performance.

 

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Thank you very much, that did the trick!

Now that Lightroom has to recreate all previews, the images look just fine.

 

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