I've had every LR edition previous to LR CC and never experienced this until now.
My jpegs and tiffs are coming out very soft and with a really poor quality compared to when I view them in LR.
Here's what I see in LR:
and here's what I get on export:
It's hard to tell from those images but the images seem to be suffering from some kind of compression or degradation on export. I get exactly the same with both jpegs and tiffs. I've tried a number of things that didn't help at all. These include:
Here are my jpeg settings that I've been attempting to use:
15" Retina MacBook Pro (late 2013),
2.3 GHz processor Intel Core i7,
16GB 1600 MHz DDR3,
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048MB
When I view them I'm using Preview App but it the images still look pretty poor when I upload them to the web.
Any thoughts or help would be really appreciated.
Preview doesn't always show at 100% and can be soft at other zoom levels. If you're uploading to Facebook, it tends to crunch the files further using it's own compression routines.
For images with graduation like on that example, you need higher quality settings to avoid banding. Have you viewed the files in Photoshop or other image viewer?
Thanks Sean. I don't think that's it though. It's always been fine with every other version of LR. Nothing has changed in that respect. I've viewed the file in Photoshop as I took it through to do some extra layer work and it looks just as good in Photoshop as it does in LR. It's once it leaves LR that it's a problem. I can't figure out why it would be any different from LR5 to LR CC. There's no banding on the versions that I have, that may just be a product of screenshots. I'm losing a lot of detail on my exports.