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Lightroom Classic only shows image in low res preview. How do I get high res view on screen?

Enthusiast ,
Aug 21, 2020

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I've upgraded my computer to a newer Mac running Catalina and have been using Lightroom Classic all along but right away, the behavior seems much different. My biggest issue is that in Library view what used to be was that images that were looked at closer and even 2:1 or more were first seen in preview mode but quickly changed to high res so I could see which images I wanted to select for further editing. With my install of Lightroom Classic, latest version CC, the image shows in low res only and never changes to high res so I can examine what the file has to offer for clarity and sharpness. I've been through preferences and have missed if there is a setting to go back to the old behavior I am used to seeing with images showing at high res. Can you help me fixt this or is it possible with Lightroom Classic running in OS Catalina?

Since I was on a new computer, and uploading from external hard drives I could see that two processes were taking place and that previews had not completed uploading into Lightroom while I was trying to view images. My error in understanding how Lightroom works. Everyone here was on the right path to question exactly as you have. My thanks to each who responded here for the great help you do provide on these forums.

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Lightroom Classic only shows image in low res preview. How do I get high res view on screen?

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I've upgraded my computer to a newer Mac running Catalina and have been using Lightroom Classic all along but right away, the behavior seems much different. My biggest issue is that in Library view what used to be was that images that were looked at closer and even 2:1 or more were first seen in preview mode but quickly changed to high res so I could see which images I wanted to select for further editing. With my install of Lightroom Classic, latest version CC, the image shows in low res only and never changes to high res so I can examine what the file has to offer for clarity and sharpness. I've been through preferences and have missed if there is a setting to go back to the old behavior I am used to seeing with images showing at high res. Can you help me fixt this or is it possible with Lightroom Classic running in OS Catalina?

Since I was on a new computer, and uploading from external hard drives I could see that two processes were taking place and that previews had not completed uploading into Lightroom while I was trying to view images. My error in understanding how Lightroom works. Everyone here was on the right path to question exactly as you have. My thanks to each who responded here for the great help you do provide on these forums.

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Aug 22, 2020

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Screen shots of what you are seeing would help.

What EXACT type of files are you importing?

Are you using Smart Previews at all?

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Are you saying that in Library, Loupe View you cannot enlarge the display to 1:1? If you can display 1:1,  that is a full resolution jpg that LrC has made from your original plus the default processing (or altered processing if changes have been made). It may take some time until that new high res preview is ready, but the process can be speeded up by checking the box on the Import to prepare high res (1:1) previews ahead of time. This will bring up the 1:1 more quickly, but because you are making them for all images and not just as required, they can soon occupy a significant amount of disc space unless you have set in preferences the instruction to discard after a set amount of time.

 

Or do you mean that you think that instead of making a new and separate high res preview LrC is merely upscaling the existing small preview when 1:1 is called for?

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Since I was on a new computer, and uploading from external hard drives I could see that two processes were taking place and that previews had not completed uploading into Lightroom while I was trying to view images. My error in understanding how Lightroom works. Everyone here was on the right path to question exactly as you have. My thanks to each who responded here for the great help you do provide on these forums.

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Walk us thru your workflow for onee image. steps taken to get to the view you want.

 

Just another Adobe customer; My Sys; APP: LRC 9.4, PS 21.2.1; CMP: WIN WS 16GB OS 10 v1909 (18363), mid 2015 MBPr 15” 16GB MACOS 10.15.6; 4K EXT DSPY; CAM: Canon 5D Mk III, Fuji X-T3

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