Sorry if this has been posted or discussed previously....I am having trouble importing images as I have done in LR2 and LR3 in the import mode due to very poor (highly pixelated) images when i go from group view to loupe view. Despite my attempts to change my preferences and the file handling settings, everytime I start up LR4, go to import, select loupe view, the images are very small to start off, then when i attempt to use the zoom slider in the lower right hand corner, the images become larger - but poor quality - very pixelated. Any suggestions on how to correct this?
I'm sure there is an easy fix, and I am not a pro, but I've been using the same workflow to import my photos by selecting the ones I want to import using the loupe view and I cannot figure out how to get clear loupe view previews!
Thanks for any help you may offer!
Been reading about a fix to this issue where the preview mode gives a very noisy and dark picture in any ways but if I view it at 1:1. I went through the post :
22-Oct-2010 5:27 PM
Hoping to get a fix to this issue but my fanal conclusion was that this is the way the LR has been designed, not
to over load the CPU.
32 gig ram
Windows 7 64bit
ATI Radeon ?? latest video card
Asus PA246Q 24 Inch high gamma Lcd Monitor
Canon D550D 18MP
Shooting Raw (.cr2)
The picture that made me realize this issue
is a shot of a C-5 Galaxy (military transport) in a clear bleu sky shooted at
Exposure is perfect to me, graph slightly to the right.
DPP (digital photo professional) shows a perfect picture with nice blue sky and sharp details around the cockpit
In LR, normal view, sky is dark and very noisy, details are terrible, purely unacceptable.
I was about to trash the shot
The workflow is very intensive to get the picture the way it actually appears in DPP.
Noise full right, Color balance had to be changed to make the picture appear ''normal''
Shadow reduce to zero
Drastic change in contrast....
To finally get something decent once developed, but still not as good as DPP once in .jpg format.
I've been a LR user since 1.1 and it's just now that I realize that all my shots might have been good from the start.
I'm an amateur aviation photographer and the shots I take are sometime unique and not to be seen again (Two P-38s flying in formation).
So it plenty worth spending 5 min. on each pictures. Not surprising that I'm 3-4 year behind. 3000 shots in a single week-end is not uncommon.
The only way I can get some sort of a clear idea of the result is by magnifying the picture on 1:1. Just then I can know if details have been lost and noise at an acceptable level.
This is not a problem to me, I need to magnify to observe all the details, but would be nice to have a clear picture of the final result when in the review module.
Anyhow, I've not subscribe to this forum to put all my trouble on the table. It's just a deception.
Hope someone has a secret option to fix this inconvenient.
(sorry if you find some mistake in my post, English is not my native language)